Due to increase in the cross-cultural diversity within the auditing profession and globalisation of accounting firms, auditing standard setters and practitioners have emphasised on the need of understanding cultural influences on auditing, especially in non-Anglo-American contexts.
Associate Professor John Dumay of the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance is an expert in knowledge management and a member of the Australian Government Consultative Committee on Knowledge Capital. After working as a consultant over fifteen years, John joined academia and has applied many of the techniques learned throughout his consulting career to the academy. John applies his research to real industry problems, treating collaboration projects as consulting assignments.
Distinguished Professor James Guthrie has a long history of research impact upon industry and government. His work on performance reporting, accounting for intellectual capital and sustainability accounting have pioneered new approaches to accounting. James has regularly been sought out by government and industry for advice and ideas.
Professor Chris Patel continues to cultivate the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance’s strong reputation for higher degree research in international accounting. This strength was founded on the pioneering work of the late Associate Professor Jill McKinnon and Professor Graeme Harrison.
Humanity is facing a crisis with quality water resources decreasing at the same time as demand and population size increases.
Offering an alternative approach to WHS performance evaluation, Dr O’Neill is working with government and industry partners on a program of inter-related WHS research projects. These aim to help improve both policy and practice of WHS measurement, WHS reporting and WHS governance.
How does national culture impact on accounting standards? The late Associate Professor Jill McKinnon and Emeritus Professor Graeme Harrison pioneered research into the different accounting practices of different nations.