Dr. Camillo Lento, an Associate Professor in Lakehead University’s Faculty of Business Administration, received the Fellow distinction on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Toronto after being nominated by his peers and selected by his professional body.
Each year, the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario seeks to honour select members with the Fellows (FCPA) distinction to formally recognize those who have rendered exceptional service to the profession through their achievements and contributions, in their careers and in the community.
Dr. Lento has taught over 70 financial accounting and assurance courses at Lakehead University and received the Distinguished Instructor Award in 2019.
In his role, Dr. Lento has served on the supervisory committee of 30 graduate students and was instrumental in developing Lakehead’s CPA-Accredited Graduate Diploma in Accounting.
He is also the lead author of Canadian Financial Accounting Cases, a casebook adopted by educators at colleges and universities across Canada.
“I am honoured to have been nominated and selected for this recognition by my peers and professional colleagues. I have had exceptional family support, mentors and colleagues throughout my career who share this recognition with me,” he said.
Dr. Lento has published 38 articles in peer-reviewed journals and often has his financial insights featured in The Globe and Mail.
Now an Associate Editor of Accounting Perspectives, he has volunteered his considerable experience to several journals and the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.
Dr. Lento has been active locally and provided leadership to the Thunder Bay-Northwest Chartered Professional Accountants Association for 14 years, overseeing the unification of the three legacy bodies into CPA Ontario and navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.