The Boston Business Journal honored Sawyer Business School Associate Dean Morris McInnes with the Gorham Brigham, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual CFO Awards Luncheon on July 19.
McInnes is a professor of Accounting at Suffolk University’s Business School, specializing in corporate financial reporting and analysis, corporate financial planning and control, and multinational financial analysis and control. He also has taught at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, Harvard Business School and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, where he was director of the PhD program at the Manchester Business School.
“Morris is an extraordinary teacher, due to his research, intellectual rigor, and corporate experience. His corporate experience has immersed him in the finer points of international business. He is an asset to the Business School and its students.” said Sawyer Business School Dean William J. O’Neill, Jr.
In addition to his longtime career in academia, McInnes has held several positions as a financial executive in industry, and he has been a member of the boards of several companies in Britain, the United States and elsewhere. He has served as CFO of a London Stock Exchange company, and has been involved in buying and selling companies and raising capital in the London, New York and Middle East financial markets. He ran a financial services business that had more than 300 employees and $6 million in annual earnings. McInnes is a past president and still active in the activities of the Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International, the preeminent professional association for corporate finance in the United States and around the world.
McInnes is engaged in research on the design of financial planning and budgetary control systems in large corporate organizations. His work has been published in several academic and professional journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Certified Accountant, Journal of Management Studies and Accounting and the Public Interest. He has lectured and consulted on corporate financial strategy and control in the United States, Argentina, Bahrain, China, Canada, India, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and several other countries.
He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and an MBA and PhD from the Harvard Business School.