Seminars & Conferences

Seminars & Conferences

Seminars and Conferences

The Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance holds seminars for students, staff, alumni and members of the community, with special guest speakers invited to present as well as our academics on their ongoing research. Please bookmark this page to view upcoming interesting topics.

Jill McKinnon Research Seminar Series

The Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance conducts a regular research seminar series.

The objectives of the seminar series are:

  • to provide a forum in which academic staff and research students in the Department provide considered and constructive feedback to presenters in a collegial environment
  • to expose our staff and research students to current research being conducted by colleagues both internal and external to our Department. The seminar series includes research in all areas of accounting and corporate governance.

The series is named the Jill McKinnon Research Seminar Series in memory of Associate Professor Jill McKinnon and in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research, teaching and academic leadership in the Department over many years.

Please contact Graeme Harrison (T: 98508515, E: or Ervina Ang (T: 9850 4876, E: if you would like to attend any of the seminars.

For further information, please see below:

Past seminars 2017

March 16, 2017

Professor Wai Fong Chua

The University of Sydney Business School

Accounting and passionate interests: The case of a Swedish football club 
March 30, 2017

Professor Ann Tarca

The University of Western Australia

Presentation and disclosure of IFRS earnings, adjusted earnings and subtotals: Relevance to market participants and implications for standard setters 
April 13, 2017

Dr Rodney Coyte

The University of Sydney Business School

Why don’t accountants use decision support functionality in ERPs? A paradox 
May 4, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Carson

UNSW Australia Business School

Assessing initiatives to improve the quality of group audits
May 18, 2017

Professor David Smith

University of Queensland

Questioning the numbers: epistemic authority, narrative and performance 
May 25, 2017

Professor David Hay

The University of Auckland

The going concern opinion and the adverse credit rating: an analysis of their relationship
June 1, 2017

Professor Martin Bugeja

University of Technology Sydney

What is the life after a ‘strike’? An examination of the economic consequences and ex-post reactions for ASX firms
August 10, 2017 

Professor Anne Lillis

The University of Melbourne

Rendering subjectivity informative: Field study evidence of subjectivity and bias mitigation in performance measurement and reward systems
August 17, 2017

Professor Chris Nobes

Royal Holloway College, University of London

Lessons from misclassification in international accounting
August 24, 2017Associate Professor Maria Dyball

The University of Sydney Business School
Management Accounting
September 14, 2017 Associate Professor Noel Harding

UNSW Australia Business School
Differences in the influence of a superior’s known preferences on the judgments of auditors from large and small firms
October 5, 2017Professor Zahirul Hoque

La Trobe University
Accountability and performance management
October 19, 2017 

Professor Sue Wright and/or Professor Brad Potter

University of Newcastle and The University of Melbourne

Determining threshold factors for SME reporting in Australia
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