Shaping the future of accounting in business education in Australia

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Presented by Professor Paul de Lange

Lectures, talks and seminars

School of Accounting and Commercial Law

6 Dec 2019 11:00 am to 6 Dec 2019 12:30 pm

Rutherford House Room 204 (RH204), Pipitea Campus.

This is a multi-stakeholder investigation conducted 25 years after the Mathews Committee Inquiry.

This multi-stakeholder investigation with a prospective focus and conducted 25 years after the Mathews Committee Inquiry has three aims:

  • assess the current state of play of accounting in business education in Australia;
  • focus on the key challenges, issues and opportunities faced by the accounting education sector; and
  • develop feasible, innovative and productive ways forward to meet the many challenges faced by accounting education and to take full advantage of the opportunities identified.

The key themes embraced in the investigation are as follows: professional knowledge and professional skills of accounting graduates; the inculcation of professional values, ethics and attitudes into graduates; scholarly research and its role in accounting education, creating knowledge and informing practice; and, technology and innovation in learning environments.

For catering purposes, please email Campbell.Orchard@vuw.ac.nz by 8.30am on 2 December.

For more information contact: Martien Lubberink

Speaker Bios

Paul is currently Professor of Accounting at the University of Tasmania. From 2013 to 2018 he was Dean Learning and Teaching in Curtin Business School at Curtin University in Western Australia. Prior to which he worked at RMIT and Monash Universities. He has published around 50 refereed journal articles and is a regular speaker at the premier international and national conferences. Recent publications include: Sangster, A., Stoner, G., Giovanna, S B., De Lange, P., and O'connell, B., (2014) Pacioli’s Example Entries- a Conundrum Resolved, Abacus, Vol. 50 93-106. For the years 2006 to 2017 he was an associate editor of Accounting Education: an International Journal and is currently on the editorial board for the Accounting Research Journal. He has won and completed over $850,000 in external research grants in the last decade, including two large Office of Learning and Teaching and one Australian Research Council grant. Paul is a well-connected speaker in demand with an international reputation and he gave a plenary address at the 2007 British Accounting Association SIG on Accounting Education. He was an elected member of the AFAANZ Board of Directors in 2006 and was the President for 2013-2015 and continues to serve AFAANZ as a technical committee member.