Samuel Sponem, associate professor and holder of the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control at HEC Montréal, was named president-elect of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) on May 31, 2019.
Founded in 1976, the CAAA is an association that promotes excellence in accounting research and education. Its mission is to foster a community that creates, communicates and advances accounting knowledge in the public interest. Its members benefit from unique opportunities to learn, and to contribute to the international academic accounting landscape.
In order to achieve these goals, the CAAA organizes, among other things, an annual conference where it hosts outstanding keynote speakers and plans professional development days on teaching and research in the field of accounting. In addition to its annual conference, the CAAC (co) organizes several conferences, symposia as well as scholarship and award programs to support and recognize the very best in accounting research and education. In addition, the CAAA publishes two quarterly journals: Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR) and Accounting Perspectives.