Dr. Camillo Lento

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8387
Office Location: 
RB 1013
Academic Qualifications: 

Camillo Lento is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business Administration.  He received his PhD from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia), and both his Masters (MSc.) degree and undergraduate degree (HBComm) from Lakehead University.  Camillo is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

His research focuses on the capital market implication of earnings quality, corporate governance and audit quality, along with various issues in accounting education.  His research has been published in various journals such as Australian Journal of Management, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education and Asian Review of Accounting.  Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of Accounting Perspectives.  In 2019, Camillo was the Co-Chair of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association’s Annual Conference in Ottawa, Canada. 

Camillo teaches various financial accounting and auditing courses, including contemporary issues in accounting theory, integrative analysis of accounting issues, intermediate accounting, and advanced topics in assurance.  Over the past three years, he also has been a facilitator of the Assurance and Finance Modules in the CPA Professional Education Program.  Camillo is the lead author of the casebook Financial Accounting Cases which is currently in its third edition and has been adopted widely across Canada. Camillo received the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario's Award of Excellence in 2013, and Lakehead University’s Senate Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award in 2010, in recognition of his contributions to accounting education.
Camillo has also been a Contributing Editor for Canadian MoneySaver magazine and has authored numerous articles on personal tax planning matters. His tax planning articles have also been featured in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Roger's Money Sense, Money Magazine and Canada Business (online).  
Camillo is actively involved in his local and professional communities.  For example, he is currently the President of the Thunder Bay - Northwestern Ontario CPA Association, a member of the CBV Institute’s Education Committee and is the coordinator of the CRA Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for Lakehead University’s international students.  In 2015, Camillo was awarded with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Chair of the Board Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Chamber.
Camillo’s practical experience includes working with both a Big 4 and Mid-Tier accounting firm.  His public practice experience includes a variety of audit engagements, the valuation of privately-owned businesses, corporate and personal tax compliance, and the assessment of personal injury damages and business interruption claims (litigation support).

Previous Teaching/Work: 
Graduate and Undergraduate Courses (For descriptions see the Business Programs Information section in the Lakehead University Course Calendar.
  • Business 5492: Integrative Analysis and Professional Judgement in Accounting

  • Business 4212: Accounting Theory

  • Business 4032: Integrative Analysis of Accounting Issues

  • Business 4412: Assurance I

  • Business 4432: Assurance II

  • Business 3052: Intermediate Accounting II

  • Business 2019: Finance I

  • Business 1012: Financial Accounting