New CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information launches at Schulich

In partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario, the Schulich School of Business has announced the creation of the new CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information. Funded by CPA Ontario, this three-year project will address emerging and topical issues that are deeply relevant to the accounting profession, as well as academic and industry audiences.

The creation of the Centre aims to advance the accounting profession and focuses on building digital financial expertise, delivering and disseminating exceptional research and thought leadership, and growing the network related to digital accounting information.

Detlev Zwick
Detlev Zwick

Schulich’s global research eminence and strengths in management accounting combined with relevant expertise in related areas such as big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence and responsible business make this strategic partnership ideally suited to exploring the subject of digital accounting leadership.

“Schulich is proud to be a co-founder of the new CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information,” said Detlev Zwick, interim dean. “We look forward to working together with CPA Ontario, a longstanding corporate partner of our School, in advancing research innovation in the rapidly growing field of digital accounting.”

The new Centre will also be guided by an advisory board that includes Schulich alumni with a CPA designation to provide input and guidance on how the intended uses for the funding are implemented.

The partnership between CPA and Schulich has spanned more than three decades – from establishing the CPA Chair in International Entrepreneurship to co-founding the Schulich Centre for Global Enterprise. CPA Ontario continues to help strengthen Schulich’s global reputation as a top destination for business education and thought leadership.

“Schulich has a rich history in conducting research that supports the advancement of the accounting profession,” said Craig Smith, executive vice-president of Member and Student Services at CPA Ontario. “We look forward to embarking on this new partnership and further exploring the topics of digital accounting in leadership.”