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5th Annual CAGS/ICAA thought leadership Forum “The Australian Accounting Profession and Asia”

4 February 2014
H5-02 (Bradley Forum), Hawke Centre, City West Campus

Asia refers to a vast cultural region, the largest and most heavily populated continent, covering almost a third of the world’s land area, and home to 60% of the global population. Asia is also known as a region of contrasts with both boom and bust economies; communist and capitalist systems of governance; common, civil and sharia law; diversity in ethnic groups, physical environments, climates, economics, political systems, transparency and accounting systems that oil the wheels of sustainable development. 

Professor Roger Burritt, Director: The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) co-hosted and chaired a Forum with Professor James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations: Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) on the topic of ‘The Accounting Profession’s Engagement with Asia ’ held in the Bradley Forum on February 4. This year’s annual CAGS/ICAA thought leadership forum was restricted to 80 high profile international and national guests their purpose being  to commence a dialogue about the accounting profession’s engagement with Asia in relation practice, regulation and education. Apart from CAGS and the ICAA as hosts, sponsors of the event included CPA Australia, Deakin University, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, ACCA and School of Commerce, University of South Australia.  

The Forum was introduced by Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor: University of South Australia Business School. Topics and speakers included futurist and entrepreneur Ross Dawson ‘Australia’s engagement with Asia’; Professor Richard Petty, Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Tim Gullifer, Senior Partner, Deloitte ‘Asia and issues for the accounting profession and regulation’; Professor Paul Gillis, Beijing University, ‘Asia and issues for the accounting profession and standard setters’; Professor Barry J Cooper, Deakin University and Dr Zhang Wei Guo, member, International Accounting Standards Board, ‘Opportunities for the accounting profession, education and universities in Asia’; Professor Philomena Leung, Macquarie University ‘International students in Australia in the 21st Century Australia’. These sessions were chaired by Lee White, CEO, ICAA, Professor Richard Petty and Dr Sharon Winocur, Business and Higher Education Round Table.

The discussions of the Forum will be collated into a publication to be launched at the 2014 AFAANZ conference in Auckland in July.  

 

2013


Support for Structural Equation Modelling Workshop

27 and 28 July 2013
GK 3-28, George Kingston Building, City West Campus

CAGS was pleased to support the attendance of Ani Suryani at the IBM SPSS Amos for Structural Equation Workshop Modeling Workshop run by the Australian Centre for Asian Business, UniSA Business School on 27-28 July 2013.

Ani made the following comments about the Workshop:

“It was a wonderful experience to be a part of the SEM workshop. The facilitator was excellent in describing the terminology and processes of structural modelling to a beginner like me. This workshop was easy to follow because many examples were given and patiently explained step by step. We were also given opportunities to present our own study data and model and to get feedback in pairs. Many real cases were presented by other participants, so that we were made aware of the problems that might arise and possible solutions. This workshop was valuable and will help me to be more confident in analysing my data. My thanks to CAGS for their support”.


2013 Qualitative Research in Business Colloquium

15 and 16 April 2013
H5-02 (Bradley Forum), Hawke Centre, City West Campus

The annual Qualitative Research in Business Colloquium was established at the University of South Australia by Professor Lee Parker, under the auspices of the Centre for Accounting, Governance & Sustainability in the School of Commerce. This colloquium is a two day intensive research development forum normally delivered each year by Professor Parker and a selected visiting research professor invited from across Australia and overseas. It is multidisciplinary and attracts scholars and doctoral students from across and beyond the various business disciplines in all states of Australia and New Zealand. It covers a wide variety of qualitative research methodologies and includes both formal presentations from professorial leaders as well as interactive forums and exercises engaging all participants. The research methodologies covered continually change across each year’s Colloquium and include the most leading edge developments in the tradition.

PARTICIPATION
Participants will attend keynote presentations by the professors convening the Colloquium and engage in interactive demonstrations and discussions.

REGISTRATION
Registration is $95 and includes tea breaks and lunches
Please note the School of Commerce will be funding internal staff and postgraduate research students who wish to attend. Any such persons registering and failing to attend will have the charge levied against their PD account.

Presenter Biographies (112kb PDF)
Flyer (234kb PDF)
Registration form (222kb PDF)
Program (434kb PDF)


5th Annual CAGS/ICAA 2013 thought leadership Forum - The Virtual University

February 5

Professor Roger Burritt, Director: The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) co-hosted and chaired a Forum with Professor James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations: Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) on the topic of ‘The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting Education ’ held in the Bradley Forum on 5 February. This year’s annual CAGS/ICAA thought leadership forum was restricted to 80 high profile international and national guests their purpose being  to commence a dialogue about the virtual university and implications of recent technological (virtual) and social trends for the future of accounting education. Accounting and business educators present acknowledged and welcomed a shift from on-campus to a virtual university as a prospect which needs to be embraced and turned to the advantage of all parts of the profession – academics, policy makers, practitioners and professional bodies. Apart from CAGS and the ICAA as hosts, sponsors of the event included CPA Australia, Deakin University, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the Business Higher Education Round table and the Australian Business Deans Council.
The Forum was introduced by Professor Gerry Griffin, Pro Vice Chancellor: University of South Australia Business School. Topics and speakers included futurist and entrepreneur Ross Dawson ‘Global social and technology trends’; David Masters, HP Enterprise Services ‘Australia’s capacity to embrace the virtual university’; Simon Linacre, Head of Academic Relations, Emerald Publishing ‘The virtual university, academia and publishing’; Paul Wappett, CEO, Open Universities Australia ‘Open Universities Australia the crystal ball’; Alex Malley, CEO, CPA Australia ‘The profession’s support for a digital education environment’; Lee White, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia  ‘The profession’s responses and training need’; Peter Fritz. TCG Group Global Access Partners ‘The case for a global e-conservatorium of music based in Australia’; Associate Professor Susan Lambert, CAGS ‘Business models for the virtual university’;  and Professor Phil Hancock, UWA & Professor Mark Freeman, Australian Business Deans Council ‘Accounting for the future’.

2012


Aboriginal Employment in Professional Services Lunch with Special guest, Gavin Tye (ICAA)

February 8

CAGS hosted a lunch held in the private dining room at the Gallery on Waymouth Street on Wednesday, 8 February 2012. Gavin Tye, Indigenous Relationship Development Officer at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, is committed to increasing the low rate of Indigenous accountants in the industry. Gavin has recognised that there is an opportunity to work towards increasing this number through developing educational pathways, providing opportunities and support.

Mr Tye, who began his role at the Institute in October 2011, will focus on coordinating activities related to the development and the implementation of the Indigenous engagement strategy for the '1000 Indigenous Accountants' initiative, which is aimed at attracting 1,000 Indigenous people into accounting over the next decade. Mr Tye says the initiative is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference by attracting more Indigenous Australians to accounting. Mr Tye presented notes from his presentation at the lunch at the Gallery, which was an excellent opportunity to raise this issue amongst peers, professionals and academics.


CAGS Connections Event

February 8

On the 8th February, CAGS and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) held the "Connections event", at Westpac House in Adelaide. Attendees had the opportunity to see Professor Karen Pincus from the President of the American Accounting Association present the topic “Connections – IFRS: where is the United States?” It was a successful evening, connecting accounting students and alumni with professional practitioners and gave everyone a chance to network, enjoy local food and wine, and discuss the topic even further.


CAGS Thought Leadership Forum - ‘Emerging paths for the next generation of accountants’

February 7

On the 7th February, CAGS and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) presented the "Emerging pathways for the next generation of Accountants" event held in the Bradley Forum at the Hawke Centre in Adelaide. The event included presenters Professor James Guthrie (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia), Professor Roger Burritt, Professor Elaine Evans (Macquarie University), Professor Chis Poullaos (University of Sydney), Professor Karen Pincus (American Accounting Association), Professor Barry Cooper (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Rob Thomason (CPA Australia), Peter Kerr (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia), Paul Thambar (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), Mark Freeman (Australian Business Deans Council), Joanne Tingey-Holyoak, Mark Butcher (Ernst & Young) and Mark Jones (Institute of Chartered Accountants).

Globalisation, the changing nature of accounting and audit practices, contemporary social and environmental issues are all reminders that the accounting profession needs to change and adapt, and these issues were discussed in depth. This forum was the first in Australia to bring together key players. It raised many thoughts and ideas, including the fact that there are many opportunities available to attract high potential candidates to the accounting profession. The forum was a success, and for the first time was linked in with Twitter. We had a massive collaboration of various people at the forum tweeting live throughout the day, including input from people interstate and overseas. One screen at the forum was dedicated to the live feed, and this added an even more interactive atmosphere. Feedback from Academics on the value of Twitter was positive and new Twitter accounts were even created on the day.


2012 Qualitative Research in Business: A Research Colloquium

6 and 7 June 2012
Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, City West Campus, North Terrace, University of South Australia

The 5th annual Colloquium in Qualitative Research in Business was held on the 6 and 7 June. This intensive colloquium for academics and postgraduate students in business and commerce-related disciplines combined presentations from experienced qualitative researchers with interactive forums covering a range of methodological issues and research methods. The Colloquium is designed to support interaction and discussions between researchers already engaged in qualitative research, academics and postgraduates considering or embarking on a qualitative research project, and those researchers, postgraduates and honours degree students wishing to familiarise themselves with these research traditions. Presented by

Professor Lee Parker, Professor of Accounting in the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia, Honorary Professor of Management & Accounting Control the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Adjunct Professor of Accounting in the Auckland University of Technology School of Business and Adjunct Professor of Accounting at RMIT University.

Professor Sam Warren, a critical management Professor, at Essex Business School, UK and previously spent ten years in the sales and marketing industry.

Professor Dr Stefan Schaltegger, Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany.

Dr Gillies Ambler, a minister in the Uniting Church in South Australia with an honours degree in mathematics and a masters degree in theology.

Videos from the Qualitative Business Colloquium


Writing, Submitting, Revising and Publishing First Quality Scientific Manuscripts

21 and 28 June, 2012
Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, City West Campus, North Terrace, University of South Australia

Professor Donald Huisingh, from the Energy, Environment and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee in the USA and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cleaner Production, visited the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) as a Research Performance Panel member for the purpose of research and to present his workshop "Writing, Submitting, Revising and Publishing First Quality Scientific Manuscripts", over 2 half days in the Bradley Forum, University of South Australia on the 21st and 28th June 2012.

CAGS invited members, PhD students, professionals, researchers and academics from across all disciplines, universities and organisations to attend this worthwhile workshop, as it is such an important and relevant topic in the area of publishing and research and will be of great value to anyone wanting to be successful in their submission of reports and publication to high quality outlets. 

Dr. Huisingh is dedicated to interdisciplinary education and integrated approaches to defining and solving society’s problems. Dr. Huisingh is active in many national and international organizations, including UNEP, UNIDO, WHO, Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank. In addition to his position with EERC, he continues part-time faculty positions at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (Lund University, Sweden), the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), and Monterrey Tec (Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico).

Video's from the Don Huisingh workshop

Photo's from the Don Huisingh workshop


5th Annual Research Development Workshop
Grants 4 U: A pragmatic approach to winning research grants from Australia and abroad

18 September 2012

The 5th annual Research Development half day workshop, convened by CAGs in the School of Commerce, was held in GK5-15 at the City West Campus on the 18th September. In previous years we have addressed topics such as Publishing, Conferencing, Reviewing and Career management. This year we focused on the opportunities for winning research grants. While this is a much discussed topic in university life, this workshop tackled this question from a very pragmatic, 'down-to-earth' perspective. Various issues were discussed and questions raised, especially for those who have you never applied for an external grant before. The four speakers, Professor Lee Parker, Professor Martin Shanahan, Professor Christine Helliar and Ms Collette Sheahan, spoke abou the practicalities and opportunities including what you can get out of winning money, funding sources you may not have known about, how to win grants from profession/industry, and where to start on ARC. It was a successful workshop, and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and talk one on one with presenters as well. We invite you to attend again next year, and will keep you informed on the topic in the very near future.

For more information contact joanne.kassoudakis@unisa.edu.au


Jayne Godfrey Water Accounting Book Launch

18 October 2012
Council Room, Hawke Centre, City West Campus, 5.30pm-7.30pm

CAGS is hosting a book launch, to celebrate the release of the book Water Accounting: International Approaches to Policy and Decision-making, edited by leading business and accounting academics, Professor Jayne Godfrey from The Australian National University and Professor Keryn Chalmers from Monash University, published by Edward Elgar Publishing. The book examines the range of global issues facing government, business and the broader community around how best to manage water resources. It comprises a collection of articles from various experts, including accountants, on the array of issues facing those who need to manage water. The publication was funded through an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant, jointly sourced by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

This will be a networking opportunity over drinks and canapés and will include academics from UniSA, Adelaide University and Flinders University, alumni, SA government representatives, and other professionals.

The launch will be held in the Council Room, located on Level 5 of the Hawke Centre, City West Campus of the University of South Australia at 5.30pm on the 18th October.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Joanne Kassoudakis by the 1st October 2012.


EMAN Stream - 11th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research

2-4 December 2012, paper submissions by 12 August
University of Wollongong

A stream of papers on environmental and sustainability management accounting will be organised for the A-CSEAR conference in 2012. The environmental management accounting stream of papers at A-CSEAR 2012 will be organised by Professor Roger Burritt of the Environmental Management Accounting Network - Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP). EMAN-AP was established on the 27th September 2001 by professionals and academics working towards the development and promotion of Environmental Management Accounting in the Asia-Pacific region. EMAN-AP is closely linked with the EMAN Global network, and offers the latest information about environmental management accounting.

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