The PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING RESEARCH GROUP (PARG) is a research group of the Accounting teaching area in the Sprott School of Business,
Carleton University • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Building on the expertise and experience of the accounting group and Sprott faculty, the Professional Accounting Research Group (PARG) currently has a dozen members, including Sprott PhD candidates in accounting.

The overarching goal of PARG is to advance the field of professional accounting through knowledge development and mobilization.

The objectives of PARG include:

  • advancing the accounting profession
    o by actively encouraging and supporting research and innovation
    o by producing high quality research
  • creating thought leadership
    o by bringing together academia, industry, government, public accounting, and CPAs with meaningful collaborative initiatives
    o by collaborating in developing long-term mutually beneficial connections and partnerships

With a proper balance between theory and practice, PARG supports the Sprott School of Business’ mission by facilitating a cross-disciplinary research environment to enable faculty and students to carry out leading-edge research on complex issues, and by working in partnership with organizations and institutions.


François Brouard, DBA, FCPA, FCA
Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, 1725 Dunton Tower, Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
(613) 520-2600 x 2213


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PARG is supported by Chartered Professional Accountants CPA Ontario.