Leonard J. Brooks


Varouj A. Aivazian

Leonard J. Brooks

Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting
Executive Director, Professional Accounting Centre (PAC)
Director, Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc)
Director, Diploma in Forensic Accounting (DIFA)
University of Toronto Mississauga


Email:   brooks@rotman.utoronto.ca

Website: Rotman School of Management



Len Brooks is Director of U of T’s Professional Accounting Centre, and its Master of Forensic Accounting Program, as well as the Academic Director of the Institute for Management & Innovation’s IMIx Executive Programs unit. He was also, for 23 years, the Director of the MMPA Program and its predecessor, the MBA in Professional Accounting Program. Len has been a Full Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting since 1987 and has successfully taught Business Ethics & Governance (MGT1202), Managerial Accounting (MGT1222), Management Control (MGT2260), and Accounting Theory & Research (MGT2280). 

An expert in accounting, forensics, governance and ethics, Len comments often on radio and TV.  His co-authored pioneering textbook, Business and Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives & Accountants, appeared in its ninth edition in 2020, and is widely used around the world.  His co-authored book, Ethics & Governance: Developing & Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Culture, has been used by both for-profit corporations and not-for-profit organizations as a foundation for their organizational development.



MBA, University of Toronto
B.Com., University of Toronto                                                                                                            FCPA, FCA



Teaches courses in in Business and Professional Ethics Governance, Management Control,    Current Accounting Issues, Professional Affairs, Business Ethics for Managers, and Accounting Theory and Research. 

Research interests include Business Ethics, Management Control, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Codes of Conduct, Ethics Audits and Ethical Assurance, Crisis Management, and Developing and Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Culture.



   •   Ethics Education for Professional Accountants: Discussant's Comments on                       Business Ethics Education
 L.J. Brooks                                                                                                                                    Proceedings of the New Pillars of Accounting Education Conference, 2011, pp. 54-58

   •   Education for Investigative and Forensic Accounting
Len Brooks and Real Labelle                                                                                                        Canadian Accounting Perspectives, Issue 5(2), 2006, pp. 287-306

   •   Conflict of Interest in the Accounting Profession
M. David, A. Stark, and L.J. Brooks                                                                                                Conflict of Interest in the Professions, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, pp. 92- 111

   •   Codes of Conduct: Trust, Innovation, Commitment and Productivity: A Strategic-                Cultural Perspective
L.J. Brooks                                                                                                                                    Global Outlook: An International Journal of Business, Economics, and Social Policy,                  Issue 12(2), 2000, pp. 1-11

   •   Sustainability Auditing and Reporting: The Canadian Experience
L.J. Brooks                                                                                                                                    Journal of Business Ethics, Issue 17, 1998, pp. 1499-1507



   •   Business & Professional Ethics for Directors
Leonard J. Brooks & Paul Dunn                                                                                                      Cengage Learning, Inc., 2021

   •   Business & Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives & Accountants
Leonard J. Brooks & Paul Dunn                                                                                                      Cengage Learning, Stamford, CT, USA, 2018

   •   Corporate Responsibility
L.J Brooks                                                                                                                                           An invited chapter in Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Elsevier Limited, Oxford,                      UK, 2012, pp. 645-655

   •   Ethics & Governance
Leonard J. Brooks & David Selley                                                                                                  Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, 2012, pp. 238

   •   The Individual in the Workplace                                                                                          Leonard J. Brooks, edited by W. Peter Kissick                                                                                    An invited chapter in Business Ethics: Concepts, Cases and Canadian                              Perspectives, 2012, pp. 187-202




George Baxter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Academic                          Association


Ethics in Action Award: Ongoing Social Responsibility - Individual 


Peel Regional Police Citation


Citation for Outstanding Service, The Canadian Academic Accounting Association


Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCA)   


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS                                            

     2015 onwards

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, American Accounting            Association

     2009 onwards

Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, American                    Accounting Associatio