Thornton, Daniel


Dan Thornton holds the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Professorship at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. He is currently a voting member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada and one of seven members of the Minister of National Revenue’s Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee. He has served as a full time Professional Accounting Fellow at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, an editor of The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research, and a voting member of Canada’s Accounting Standards Board. He has received both the Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought Award and the Outstanding Educator Award from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association. A Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of both Ontario and Alberta, Thornton has provided extensive expert accounting testimony to the Tax Court of Canada, to various other courts and to the Senate of Canada. His current research addresses how conceptual frameworks influence the financial reporting of private vs. public enterprises and how the government’s voluntary disclosure policies affect compliance with Canada’s tax laws.

  • Specialty: Accounting, Corporate Environmental Disclosures, Financial Planning, Tax Planning
  • Subject: Accounting
  • Room: Goodes Hall Room 358 East Wing
  • Phone: (613) 533-6194
  • Fax: (613) 533-2321
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