Prof. Sherif Elbarrad is the Associate Dean at the School of Business, MacEwan University. He was previously the chair of the Accounting & Finance Department – BCOM program. He has been involved in teaching accounting at eight universities in Egypt, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Canada for more than 32 years at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was the chair of the Accounting department at three different Universities. Prof. Elbarrad is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA-Alberta), and an Associate member of Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (USA). He has extensive professional experience in the field of financial and managerial accounting. He also developed and delivered several workshops in the field of accounting for executive managers in different countries. Prof. Elbarrad received Teaching Excellence awards from different  Universities. He has developed numerous accounting courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at several Universities.

Prof. Elbarrad received both his BCOM (with distinction) and Master of Accounting degrees from Ain-Shams University in Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting through a joint program between Ain-Shams University in Egypt and the University of Cologne in Germany.

Prof. Elbarrad is the recipient of the L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award in 2021. This award is offered by CAAA (The Canadian Academic Accounting Association). “The L.S. Rosen Award recognizes an educator’s contributions to Canadian accounting education through excellence in teaching, educational innovation, publications, guidance for students, and involvement in professional and academic societies and activities.”

He is also the recipient of the Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education in 2021 for a project, “Mastering Excel Skills: A Web-Based Self-Marking Application.” This award is offered by CAAA (The Canadian Academic Accounting Association). The Award “recognizes an individual who goes ‘above and beyond’ to create original learning activities and to motivate students to pursue future learning opportunities and has a unique and innovative approach to accounting education.” He was the runner-up for this award for the years 2019 & 2020.

Prof. Elbarrad had shared in peer-reviewing universities in both Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Elbarrad has numerous publications. In addition to publishing research articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals, he has authored / co-authored several text-books for both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His latest publication is a Financial Accounting textbook with Pearson Publishers.

Academic Positions

  • PresentJuly 2018

    Associate Dean, School of Business

    MacEwan University

    • July 2018July 2016

      Director, Institute for Innovation in Management Education

      MacEwan University

    • Present2011

      Professor & Chair, Accounting & Finance - BCOM

      MacEwan University

    • 20112006

      Chairman of Accounting & Auditing Department

      University of Business & Technology - Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

    • 20062001

      Chair, Accounting and Finance

      Misr International University - Egypt

    • Present2005

      Associate Professor of Accounting & Auditing

      Ain-Shams University


    • Ph.D. 1997

      Ph.D. in Accounting

      Joint Program between Ain-Shams University (Egypt) and University of Cologne (Germany)

    • Master Degree 1993

      Master of Science in Accounting

      Ain-Shams University

    • Bachelor of Commerce 1985

      Bachelor of Commerce - Major Accounting

      Ain-Shams University