Whistler Mountains

2024 Haskayne and Fox Accounting Conference

(formerly known as CFMA)

Experience beautiful Rocky Mountains and network with industry leaders

We invite you to join us in the magnificent Rocky Mountains for the 2024 Haskayne and Fox Accounting Conference (formerly known as the Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research). The conference will be hosted at the elegant Chateau Fairmont Lake Louise, located in the heart of Banff National Park. The conference will take place June 24-26, 2024. Participants should plan on arriving on Sunday, June 23 and departing on Thursday, June 27. 

Hosted by the Haskayne School of Business, this conference promises to be an exciting adventure indoors and out. We look forward to seeing you.

Key information

Date: June 24-26, 2024
Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Contact: lrigaux@ucalgary.ca


Inukshuk in Whistler
Stand up paddle boarder on the lake in Whistler
Whistler Village glowing at night



Click here (or scan qr code on your right) to view the 2023 Conference Program

The closest airport to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is Calgary International Airport (YYC). Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located approximately 125 miles (200 km) East of the resort. Most major airline carriers fly into Calgary.

From Calgary International Airport (YYC)

  • Exit the airport and turn left on Airport Trail NE towards Deerfoot Trail heading north.
  • Take the exit towards Stoney Trail NE heading west.
  • Follow signs for Banff on the Trans-Canada Hwy.
  • Continue on the Trans-Canada Hwy (Highway 1 ) for approximately 1-hour until you reach the Banff National Park entrance gates. The gates are open 24-hours as all visitors to the park are required to obtain a Park Pass. Passes can be obtained in advance through Banff Lake Louise Tourism.
  • After the gates, continue driving West until you reach the Lake Louise exit.
  • Turn left towards Village of Lake Louise, continue driving straight on Lake Louise Drive until you reach Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Airport Car Rental

Many car rental providers operate out of the Calgary International Airport (Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, etc.). 

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are available via Pursuit from the Calgary International Airport to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with regularly scheduled service. Reservations are required at least 1 hour in advance. Schedules and rates are subject to change without notice.

Please email the hotel's concierge team for current schedules and pricing (CLL.Concierge@Fairmont.com)

Hotel Parking

The hotel is connected to a partially covered parkade with plug-ins.

Parking is available to our overnight in-house guests at the following rates:
Self-parking: $30 per day
Valet Parking: $45 per day

Need a car while in Lake Louise? 

Did you decide that you want a car to go exploring? Visit Hertz in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or visit their website for reservations.

Below are the speaker from last year's (2023) conference to give you an idea of the type of speakers that you expect in 2024. 



2023 ESG Panelists (Monday morning) 

  • Tanya Causgrove is the CFO and Managing Director of ARC Financial. Her responsibilities include finance and risk management, investor relations, and legal and regulatory matters. She is a member of ARC’s Executive and Investment Committees, and leads the team which provides support to ARC on finance, accounting, tax, human resources, regulatory, technology and administrative matters. She also assists the investment team and investors on a range of financial, regulatory and fund-related issues. Tanya currently represents ARC on the boards of Citadel Drilling Ltd. and Topaz Energy Corp. Tanya joined ARC in 1997 with prior experience at a global public accounting firm. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. 
  • Gord Graham has spent 39 years working with EY’s Assurance practice, including 28 as a client serving partner. Gord has been EY’s Assurance leader for Alberta and Western Canada and the overall lead client service partner for EY Canada. Gord has also been a member of EY North America’s Partner Advisory Forum and the Canadian Partnership Board. He is a former member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board. Gord oversaw the formation for EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice in Western Canada and has been provided both financial statement audit and ESG assurance services to many of Canada’s largest public companies. Gord has been actively involved in discussions with investment managers, senior corporate management and board members on the development and expected direction of sustainability reporting under the various global frameworks and on its relevance and reliability for investor decision making.
  • Jon McKenzie, as President & CEO of Cenovus Energy, guides the company's strategic direction and ensures robust financial, operational, and sustainability performance. Assuming this role in April 2023, he also serves as a Director. With over 30 years of experience in finance and operations, Jon has primarily worked in Canada's oil and gas industry. At Cenovus since 2018, he initially held the position of EVP & CFO, later transitioning to EVP & COO. Jon played a crucial role in the 2021 strategic merger with Husky Energy, having served as CFO for both Cenovus and Husky. He also held significant positions at Irving Oil and Suncor, overseeing finance, operations, and commercial functions. Jon is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Alberta.
  • Rachel Miller, FCPA, FCA, serves as the CEO of CPA Alberta. Since assuming this role on January 1, 2015, she has guided the profession's transformation under the Chartered Professional Accountants banner, establishing a strong vision and foundation for the organization. Rachel previously held the positions of CEO and Executive Director at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) and CMA Alberta, along with being the ICAA's Director of Practice Review from 2006-2013. With a Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, she has worked with accounting firms across Ontario and Alberta. Rachel is the former chair of the Canadian CPA profession’s Council of Chief Executives and CPA Canada’s National Public Trust Committee. She is also the Executive Director of the CPA Education Foundation of Alberta, and Executive Director of the CPA Assist program. As well, Rachel sits on the Board of the CPA Western School of Business. As a community leader, Rachel actively volunteers and supports youth through the 4-H organization.


2023 Land Blessing and Talk (Monday lunch)

  • Elder Doreen Spence, known as Grandmother to many, is a Cree Elder who was born and raised on the Good Fish Lake Reservation. She is also a member of the Saddle Lake Band as her father was from Saddle Lake. Grandmother Doreen is retired after having spent many years nursing in active treatment hospitals. Currently, she is an active Elder in Residence with the Cumming School of Medicine’s (CSM) Indigenous, Local and Global Health (ILGH) Office and mentors students and staff in the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network and at Mount Royal and St. Mary’s Universities. Healing and wellness are her life-long legacy and she is honoured to have been recognized by so many for doing what she is so passionate about. She has received an honourary Bachelor of Nursing from Mount Royal University; been appointed to the Order of Canada; received the Indspire Award, the Alberta Centennial Medal, the Alberta Human Rights Award, the Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award; and was one of the 1000 PeaceWomen nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.


2023 Editors Panel (Tuesday lunch)

  • Philip Berger (Senior Editor for JAR) was a tenured Associate Professor at the Wharton School (1991-2002, tenured Associate Professor from 1998 – 2002) and later joined Booth as a tenured Full Professor (2002). His research focuses on financial reporting and corporate finance. He has been published in top peer-reviewed accounting and finance journals. For 18 years, he edited the Journal of Accounting Research. Berger chaired and served dissertation committees for top accounting students from Booth, now at prestigious schools like Harvard, Yale, MIT, Wharton, and Stanford. He served as Deputy Dean for Booth's part-time MBA programs and as Director of Booth's Accounting Research Center. Berger has received multiple teaching awards; while at Wharton, he won every MBA teaching award that the Wharton School offers. At Chicago Booth, he was awarded the 2011 Phoenix Prize. Berger holds Ph.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago, with degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Peter Easton (Session Chair, Former RAST editor and current Editor in Chief of Accountability in a Sustainable World Quarterly) is Director of the Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. After directing the annual CARE Conference for almost 2 decades, Easton recognized the immediate need for dialogue among academics and practitioners about sustainability, accountability, measurement, assurance of the measures, data to inform (responsible) investment decisions and accountability in setting of personal, corporate and public sector goals. This recognition pivoted his teaching, research, and CARE activities to Accountability in a Sustainable World and development of ASW Quarterly.  The goals of ASWQ are to advance the creation and dissemination of knowledge and understanding of issues of topical practical relevance through the publication of cutting edge, rigorous, peer-reviewed research and thought-pieces written by academics and practitioners. 
  • Regina Wittenberg Moerman (Senior Editor for JAR) specializes in debt contracting and trading, banking, reporting quality, and disclosure. She has held positions at the Wharton School and the Chicago Booth. Wittenberg-Moerman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Best Paper Prize by the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Dean’s Award for Research Excellence from Marshall. Wittenberg-Moerman is the senior editor of the Journal of Accounting Research. She also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research and is a referee for numerous journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economy.
  • Partha Mohanram (Editor-in-Chief for CAR) is the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing at Rotman and the Acting Vice-Dean of Research Strategy and Resources. He has published extensively in the areas of financial statement analysis, valuation of growth firms, implied cost of capital and executive compensation. He is the Editor-in-chief of Contemporary Accounting Research and serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies. His research work has won numerous awards including the Haim Falk lifetime achievement award from the CAAA (2017), the Rotman research impact award (2018) and the Notable Contributions award from the American Accounting Association. Professor Mohanram teaches advanced electives on business analysis and valuation. He joined Rotman after serving on the faculty of Columbia and New York University. He obtained his PhD from Harvard, MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad, and B.Tech from IIT-Madras. Professor Mohanram is the director of the India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto.


2023 Speaker (Wednesday morning) 

  • Rajendra Srivastava is the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation at the Indian School of Business. He has served Dean at ISB. He has also served as Provost at Singapore Management University and as Senior Associate Dean at Emory University and The University of Texas at Austin. Srivastava is a strong proponent for inter-disciplinary research and collaboration between industry, government, and academia. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation (Wharton), and the Institute for Studies in Business Markets (ISBM) at Penn State.  His academic leadership have been recognized by American Marketing Association which appointed him as a 2020 AMA Fellow. His 1998 Journal of Marketing article titled Market Based Asset and Shareholder Value is the only marketing paper to received Maynard Award, MSI/Paul Root Award for the best paper contributing to the theory and practice of marketing, and AMA/Sheth Foundation Award that contributed most to the marketing discipline in a decade. His thought leadership credentials are underscored by over 27,000 Google Scholar Citations. He has worked with over 50 MNCs across more than 50 countries and 5 continents.



Alice Lee joined the Temple PhD program in in accounting 2020 as a Presidential Fellow. She is primarily interested in studying financial accounting and disclosures using textual analysis and machine learning. Prior to joining Temple Fox, she worked as an auditor at PwC in the Washington Metro area and at KPMG in Seoul, Korea. Alice graduated from the University of Richmond with a BSBA degree in accounting and holds her Certified Public Accountant license in Virginia.

Aneel Iqbal is a Ph.D. candidate at the Haskayne School of Business. His research interests focus on examining the accounting measurement and financial disclosures for new-economy firms. He is a seasoned Accounting and Finance professional with diverse experience in auditing, financial analysis, business advisory, financial modeling, performance management, and executive training. Aneel has won numerous honors and awards including the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation PhD Scholarship, CPA Education Foundation Research Grant, Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship, CPA Managerial Research Grant, and the CMA Silver Medal by the Institute of Management Accountants USA.

Elnaz Basirianmahabadi has just completed the first year of her PhD in accounting. Her background is in finance and she has worked in the investment industry for nearly a decade as an investment manager and financial advisor. Her current interest is working on intangible assets and their valuation or their impact on the quality of reported earnings of companies. She is also very interested in the study of the relationship between the markets, i.e. the money market and the capital market, and she is trying to create a more effective relationship between accounting and finance by using a better understanding of accounting knowledge. Improving accounting rules and regulations and accepted accounting principles can greatly help both companies and users of financial statements such as investors.

Jonathan Tanone is a PhD student at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He studies business combinations, intangibles, and knowledge transfers in new economy firms. He is an accounting professional with diverse auditing and advisory experience.

Kaixuan Zhang is a second-year accounting Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary. His current research interest is intangible assets. Specifically, he is working on the utilization efficiency of intangible vs physical assets. He received his bachelor's and master’s degree in accounting from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he was a Certified Public Accountant and worked at a public accounting firm in Des Moines, Iowa for two years.

Meng Li is a fifth-year PhD student in accounting at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Prior to joining the PhD program, Meng worked in the audit division of Deloitte LLP for three years. Her main areas of research relate to the interactions between auditors and regulators. She received her BS in accounting and finance from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Muktak Tripathi is completing PhD in Accounting at Temple University. In addition to accounting and finance, he has a computer science, mathematics, and statistics background and a research interest at the intersection of Management Accounting and Information Systems. His research is published in the JIS and DEAJ, funded by the IMA, accepted at conferences such as AAA, AFFI, HIMSS, HARC, INFORMS, POMS, and awarded the Cochran Award for Excellence in Research. He serves as an ad-hoc referee for the EJOR, JIS, MS, RAST, and TS.

Natalie Valle is an Accounting PhD candidate at the Haskayne School of Business. Her main research interests are human and organizational capital.  Prior to the PhD program, Natalie worked in various roles related to leadership and talent development.  She has a Master’s in Philosophy and a B.A. in History and Economics.   

Rahat Jafri is a dynamic PhD candidate specializing in financial accounting and taxation. He holds an MSc in accounting, an MBA, and a BBA in Finance. Rahat's innovative research on financial reporting biases, corporate tax planning, and transparency has the potential to impact accounting theory and regulations. As recipient of teaching excellence awards, he excels in teaching accounting and analytics. Rahat's dedication and vision position him as an emerging leader in his field.

Wenyu Zhou joined the PhD program at the Haskayne School of Business in 2022, specializing in Accounting under the supervision of Associate Professor Luminita Enache. Wenyu's research primarily focuses on cyber-relevant disclosure. In addition, her studies encompass cyberattacks on organizations and the corresponding expenditures. She was also a recipient of the CPA Grant in 2023. With a deep-seated interest in her field, Wenyu is keen to further explore the evolving intersections of accounting, disclosure, and cyber security in her future studies.

Xinyi Peng, a second-year accounting Ph.D. student at the Haskayne School of Business, is doing research in the financial accounting field. Particularly, she is passionate about the intangible capital of the company and dedicates to identifying and quantifying it by doing textual analysis based on nature language model. Prior to her Ph.D. journey, she went to the University of Missouri and Clemson before her one-year industry practice as an accountant and tax practitioner.

Yan (Vicky) Ma is currently a Ph.D. Candidate under the supervision of Dr. Mark Anderson. Vicky holds a Master of Finance from Tulane University. Vicky has been honored with the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC. Her research focuses on governance and management decision-making in uncertain circumstances, with a journal publication during her Ph.D. program. Vicky has a passionate enthusiasm for teaching and possesses two years of experience working with diverse student populations. She actively fosters the application of classroom knowledge in real-world scenarios by encouraging experiential learning.

Yufan Dong is an Accounting PhD candidate at Fox School of Business, Temple University. In Fall 2023, she will be joining the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University as Assistant Professor of Accountancy. Her research examines auditor behaviors in the context of client business choices, litigation risk, internal controls, and operational regulatory oversight. She is also a CPA with 3 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte in San Francisco.

About the Chateau Lake Louise (HFAC Conference Hotel)

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. 


Business Centre and Printing Services

  • The hotel has a business center; however, there is no printer
  • For printing, guests can email the front desk directly at cll.frontdesk@fairmont.com


Baby-sitting/Pet-sitting Services



  • The conference hotel has six in-house dining outlets and offers an afternoon tea
  • Reservations are recommended for all hotel dining outlets except for Louiza at breakfast time and Alpine Social, which are both on a first -come, first-serve basis.
  • Your HAC conference registrations fees include most of your meals; however, there is no scheduled conference meal on the night of Tuesday, June 25 (dinner-on-your-own)


Spa and Fitness Facilities

  • The spa offers a variety of spa services 
  • Book online, by phone (+1 (403) 522-1545) or by email (cll.thespa@fairmont.com
  • The hotel's outdoor pool may be under construction in June 2023; however, the indoor pool should still be available for use


The weather in Lake Louise in June is warm, with a chance of rain, typically ranging from 3-17 Celsius or 37.4-62.6 Fahrenheit. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 17.0°C (62.6°F).


Wildlife/Parks Safety Tips

The conference hotel is surrounded by astoundingly beautiful wilderness. Please click here for some wildlife safety information. 



Looking for some fun summer activities? Please click here for information on local activities and adventures 

Going for a hike? The hotel’s concierge desk has bear spray and hiking poles for hotel guests to borrow.

Heading to Banff? Banff is a nearby town with lots of shopping and dinning options available. If you want to visit Banff – but haven’t rented a car – you can take the Roam Bus (public bus).  

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