Accounting

We pride ourselves on hosting some of Australia’s leading accounting researchers who have earned a large number of prestigious awards, competitive research grants and fellowships. With an outstanding reputation, we work closely with industry, commerce and the accounting profession.

Our Research

Information in Capital Markets

This area focuses on:

  • the production and use of information in capital markets including the production and dissemination of information by management of firms;
  • the processes of information acquisition and use employed by financial analysts and other information intermediaries;
  • use of information for advanced financial statement analysis with application to areas such as credit and equity analyses and merger and acquisitions;
  • use of produced information for forecasting and valuation of companies;
  • corporate governance issues associated with information production and dissemination in capital markets;
  • the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting, and statutory and stock exchange regulations for information production and dissemination in capital markets.

Accounting Measurement and Disclosure

This area focuses on:

  • public financial reporting and voluntary disclosure including but not limited to accounting standard setting and disclosure regulation processes;
  • content and implementation questions associated with accounting standards;
  • specific expertise in questions relating to IFRS adoption and contracting implications including debt contracting;
  • specific expertise in accounting measurement and disclosure issues relating to intangible investments and technological innovation processes;
  • specific expertise in accounting measurement and disclosure issues relating to corporate, environmental and sustainability;
  • specific expertise in the area of disclosure under the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) and statutory regulated continuous disclosure regime;
  • specific expertise in accounting regulation and disclosure relating to executive compensation;
  • specific expertise in the quality of financial reporting and disclosure, questions relating to accounting and real earnings management, comprehensive income, and income taxes.

Control Systems and Performance

This area focuses on understanding the design and use of management control systems and their relation with performance in organisations. The management control system research encompasses management accounting systems including budgets, planning, variance analyses, and forecasting; but also more broadly all the systems rules, activities and evaluation that managers use to direct the organizational participants to achieve organizational goals. This research is based on transaction cost economics, economic theory, agency theory, sociological theories, and contingency frameworks. The settings include public, private and non-profit organizations.

Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance

This area focuses on issues that relate to understanding and improving the efficacy of corporate governance in firms.

Specific areas of research include but not limited to:

  • the determinants and consequences of the board of directors' structure and qualifications, ownership structure, the structure and implications of executive remuneration for specific outcomes such as firm performance, investment and financing decisions;
  • the role of board committee activities in corporate governance; corporate litigations; succession planning;
  • auditors' independence; compensation consultant;
  • post GFC governance reforms;
  • shareholder activism;
  • the interplay between regulation of governance practices and managerial incentives and decision making;
  • questions relating to how analysts forecast earnings and the implications of these forecasts for firms and markets.

 

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Engagement

Engage with UQ Business School

Our research and accounting consulting expertise has already helped hundreds of organisations find solutions to their most pressing business problems. We are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and continue to provide attainable outcomes to business and the community.

 

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Our Programs

Undergraduate Postgraduate

The accounting discipline teaches into three of our undergraduate programs, with the accounting major available in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) programs.

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce combines core business and analytical skills with specialist knowledge, ensuring graduates can effectively adapt to the ever-changing global business environment.

Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Become a critical and reflective thinker capable of identifying, analysing and developing solutions for the complex challenges facing business in the 21st century.

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) 

This interdisciplinary program develops graduates analytical rigour needed for for a high-powered career in finance and economics, whether in Australia or beyond. 

The Accounting discipline primarily teach into our Master of Commerce program, where students are able to specialise in accounting. We also offer accounting as subjects across a number of our other postgraduate programs.

Master of Commerce

Be a critical thinker to solve real business problems and make confident decisions throughout your career. This program will challenge you to push your limits and refine your skills to boost your career outcomes.

Master of Business

Enhance your skill set needed to advance your career. This program will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to tackle the today’s business challenges through your choice of specialisation.

Higher Degree by Research

Are you looking to pursue a career in academia or in specialist consultancy? Push forward the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and work alongside the world's best researchers. 

Academic Experts

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

Associate Lecturer in Accounting

Anne Wyatt

Anne Wyatt

Professor of Accounting

Danny Burton

Danny Burton

Lecturer, Accounting

David Hayes

David Hayes

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

David Smith

David Smith

Professor in Management Accounting | HDR Program Leader

Debbie Jeffery

Debbie Jeffery

Lecturer in Accounting

Grace Hsu

Grace Hsu

Lecturer in Financial Accounting

+61 7 3346 8042

G.Hsu@business.uq.edu.au

Ingrid Millar

Ingrid Millar

Associate Lecturer in Accounting | HDR Student - PhD

Irene Tutticci

Irene Tutticci

Reader/Associate Professor in Accounting

Jacqueline Birt

Jacqueline Birt

Associate Professor

+61 7 334 68067

j.birt@business.uq.edu.au

John Lyon

John Lyon

Professor in Accounting | Accounting Discipline Leader

+61 7 3346 6491

j.lyon@business.uq.edu.au

Joyce Yu

Joyce Yu

Senior Lecturer

+61 7 3346 8033

x.yu@business.uq.edu.au

Julie Walker

Julie Walker

Associate Professor in Accounting

Kathy Herbohn

Kathy Herbohn

Reader/Associate Professor in Accounting

Kevin Thai

Kevin Thai

Associate Lecturer

+61 7 3346 8030

h.thai@business.uq.edu.au

Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Lecturer

Martin Livingstone

Martin Livingstone

Associate Lecturer in Accounting

Matthew Peters

Matthew Peters

Lecturer in Accounting

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Natalie Peng

Natalie Peng

Associate Lecturer in Accounting | RHD Student

+61 7 3346 8061

x.peng@business.uq.edu.au

Paul Woollard

Paul Woollard

Lecturer in Accounting

Peter Clarkson

Peter Clarkson

Professor of Accounting

Robyn King

Robyn King

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

+61 7 3346 8084

R.King@business.uq.edu.au

Robyn Parry

Robyn Parry

Lecturer

Sandra Lazzarini

Sandra Lazzarini

Lecturer in Accounting | Leader, Undergraduate Commerce Programs

Stacey Beaumont

Stacey Beaumont

Associate Lecturer in Accounting | HDR Student - PhD

Tina Gao

Tina Gao

Lecturer

+61 7 3443 4502

r.gao@business.uq.edu.au

Tracy Artiach

Tracy Artiach

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Wen He

Wen He

Associate Professor

+61 7 3346 8048

wen.he@uq.edu.au

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