Faculty and Staff

Sherif Elbarrad

Associate Dean, Students
Professor, Bachelor of Commerce
Department of Accounting and Finance

PhD (Ain-Shams); CPA; CMA

5-241D, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Sherif has more than three decades of experience in both the academic and professional fields. He was chairman of accounting departments at different universities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He also worked as a visiting professor at a University in Germany.

Besides his academic career, Sherif is a partner of a managerial and financial consulting firm which is working in the Middle East (Egypt and the Gulf Countries). He also worked as a trainer delivering workshops in the field of accounting and finance at different universities and training institutes. He has published several books in the field of accounting; he has also published numberous research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Egypt and associate member of Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants in the United States. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant in Alberta.

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Information Technology and Accounting

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Information Technology and Accounting
  • The correlation between stock prices and accounting information

Selected Performances / Recordings / Compositions

Elbarrad, S. (2016, June). Classifying companies by M-score and F-score: Do financial ratios and indices differ?: A sectorial analysis of the Saudi Arabian stock market. Paper presented at Administrative Science Association of Canada. Edmonton.

Elbarrad, S., & Saccucci. F. (2016, July). The effectiveness of using educational tools to enhance undergraduate students' learning experience to cost accounting principles: An applied study. Presented at International Conference on New Horizons in Education. Vienna.

Elbarrad, S. & Hossain, M. (2015, March). A suggested model to evaluate accounting software for small business. Presented at Decision Science Institute, Southwestern Region, Houston, Texas.

Elbarrad, S. (2014). Corporate governance disclosure in annual financial reports and company performance: Evidence from Saudi Arabia. International Business Research, 7(11) 51-72.

Ilter, C., & Elbarrad, S. (2013). Murabaha: An Islamic financing mode and the challenges vis-à-vis international accounting standards. Journal of Islamic Business and Management, 3(1), 91-102.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Research grant, Chartered Professional Accountants Education Fund (2017)
  • Author recognition award, MacEwan University (2016)
  • Research grant, Chartered Professional Accountants Education Fund (2016)
  • Research grant, Chartered Professional Accountants Education Fund (2015)
  • Teaching award, Chartered Accountants Education Fund (2014)
  • Research grant, Chartered Accountants Education Fund (2014)
  • Teaching award nomination, MacEwan University (2014)
  • PhD grant, DADD

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Association of Certified Public Accountants (Egypt), member
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (Montana, USA), member
  • Canadian Academic Accounting Association member

Boards / Committees

  • MUSe, editorial board member
  • Academic Governance Council, MacEwan University, executive committee member (2015-2017)
  • Presidential transitional committee, MacEwan University, member
  • Institute for Innovation in Management Education, director