Salterio, Steven

Professor & Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Accounting and Auditing

Steve Salterio is the Stephen J. R. Smith Chair of Accounting and Auditing in the Smith School of Business, Queen's University in Canada where he has taught in the undergraduate, graduate diploma, masters and PhD programs. Steve is currently Senior Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting, and a past Editor (in-Chief) and Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research with numerous editorial board appointments and ad hoc Editorships. Steve’s research on the balanced scorecard, auditor-client management negotiations, and field research methods aided in establishing those accounting and auditing research areas. Steve received the Lifetime Notable Contribution to Behavioral Accounting Research Award (AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section), the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought (CAAA), the Notable Contribution to Audit Literature Award (AAA Audit Section) and the Smith Excellence in Research Award. Steve has supervised ten PhD dissertations, acted as external doctoral examiner, and received the AAA Audit’s Section Outstanding Dissertation Supervisor recognition. Steve has published extensively in The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Accounting Research among other academic and practitioner outlets. Steve blogs about the state of accounting research (see Musings on Accounting Research - simply search “Steve Salterio blog”). Steve received the honorific “Fellow” title for contributions to the accounting profession, is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA), and graduated with a PhD from the University of Michigan.

Other factoids: 

  • Inaugural Smith Chair 2016-2021
  • Inaugural PwC/Thomas O’Neill Faculty Research Fellow of Accounting - 2005 to 2016
  • He is or has been an editorial board member at Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal ofManagement Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review among others.
  • His doctoral graduates accepted initial positions at universities in Hong Kong (City University), Korea (KAIST), USA (Virginia Tech) and Canada (Saskatchewan, UQAM, Brock, Western, Ryerson, Windsor and Carleton).
  • Co-authored two editions of an auditing and assurance textbook entitled Auditing: Assurance and Risk with Robert Knechel.
  • His research has received extensive external funding from government granting agencies (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and industry (CICA, CAAA, CGA).
  • Two professional articles (with Tony Atkinson) were recognized as Articles of Merit by the International Federation of Accountants.
  • Specialty: Auditing, Governance,
  • Subject: Accounting
  • Room: Goodes Hall Room LL178 East Wing
  • Phone: (613) 533-6926
  • Extension: 36926
  • Fax: (613) 533-6589
  • Email:
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