Publications

Academic Leadership Series

2014

The Accounting Profession's Engagement With Asia 

 

The Accounting Profession's Engagement with Asia
(Volume 5) (1MB)

Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie

With the recent creation of a new trans-Tasman accounting body in Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, there could hardly be a better time to discuss the importance of the accounting profession’s
engagement with Asia. Representing over 100,000 business professionals in Australia and New Zealand,
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will have a larger voice on national, regional and global
policy issues that affect our profession.

One of our primary focuses is to engage in thought leadership and influence areas that play a critical role in
shaping the future of the profession, and engagement with Asia is one such area. Asia is a vast cultural region, the largest and most heavily populated continent, covering almost a third of the world’s land mass and home to 60% of the global population. As neighbouring countries, Australia and New Zealand have a role to play in the development of Asia in relation to economics, education/skills, business and regional security.

2013

  The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education
(Volume 4)

Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie

Academic Leadership Series Volume 4, Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, Sydney and Adelaide.

Technology is transforming education as we know it. How will universities be affected by new online methods of teaching and learning? What does the virtual university mean for accounting and business education? How will global change impact Australian and New Zealand higher education institutions and students?

Whether we embrace or resist change, university education must adapt just as other markets and industries have adapted – publishing, music and photography, to name but a few. In-depth analysis in The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education highlights the challenges, obstacles and opportunities in transforming higher education to meet the needs of the next generation of accountants.

The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education is the latest edition of the Academic Leadership Series developed in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Centre for Accounting Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) at the University of South Australia.

The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education is reviewed in FINSIA here


2012

Cover for 2012 Academic Leadership Volume 3  Emerging pathways for the next generation of accountants (1mb PDF)
(Volume 3) 

Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie

Academic Leadership Series Volume 3, Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, Sydney and Adelaide.

How are education pathways for entry into the accounting profession changing? How are globalisation and new technologies, along with new social and environmental issues, impacting these pathways? And, what can our next generation of graduate entrants expect as accounting roles become increasingly varied and diverse?

Each chapter provides fresh insights from professional accounting bodies, practitioners and accounting academics as they openly explore and debate the changing role, education pathways and future needs of professional accountants in an Australian context. Of note, the recurring issue of quality and strategies for upholding the highest standards in accounting education is a shared priority among all contributors.

2011

 Bridging the gap cover

Bridging the Gap between Academic Accounting Research and Professional Practice (1.2MB Pdf)
(Volume 2)

Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie

Academic Leadership Series Volume 3, Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, Sydney and Adelaide.

How are education pathways for entry into the accounting profession changing? How are globalisation and new technologies, along with new social and environmental issues, impacting these pathways? And, what can our next generation of graduate entrants expect as accounting roles become increasingly varied and diverse?

Each chapter provides fresh insights from professional accounting bodies, practitioners and accounting academics as they openly explore and debate the changing role, education pathways and future needs of professional accountants in an Australian context. Of note, the recurring issue of quality and strategies for upholding the highest standards in accounting education is a shared priority among all contributors.

2010

Crossroads cover  Accounting Education at a Crossroad in 2010 (7.2MB Pdf)
(Volume 1)

Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie

The Institute has collaborated with the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) in the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia, to produce this publication. Each chapter examines key challenges facing the profession, including:

- Staff shortages combined with the pressures of an ageing academic population
- The changing skill-sets of accounting and the misalignment with employer expectations
- The large classes in university business faculties now leading to undesirable, sub-optimal teaching and learning outcomes
- The impact of alternative pathways to professional programs via private providers and vocational studies.

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