Centre for Accounting & Industry Partnerships is committed to building and maintaining strong links with the accounting and business community. These relationships will lead to the development of innovative solutions that produce positive outcomes for our partners which are relevant internationally.
Our strategy is to foster interdisciplinary research with key members of the accounting and business community to conduct leading research focusing on our key research themes, which include:
- Audit Support Systems and Assurance
- Carbon Emissions Reporting and Assurance
- Corporate Reporting
- Differential Reporting
- Enterprise Systems
- Forensic Accounting
- Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Turnaround)
- Management Performance and Control Systems
- Sustainability Measurement Reporting
Below is a snapshot of the Centre's current collaborative, interdisciplinary and industry focused research projects.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants
An approach to preserving accounting and business archival materials: enhancing accessibility to inform research and practice (Project number LP100200261)
Researchers: A/Prof Bradley N Potter, A/Prof Monica Keneley, Prof Colin B Ferguson, Mr Phillip E Cobbin, Prof Brian West, Dr Mark D Wilson
2010 - 2013 - $210,000
Project Summary: CPA Australia is one of the oldest professional accounting associations in the world. Its archival records provide invaluable insights into the development of the profession and the business community it services. The preservation and management of this heritage will be of benefit not just to the profession but also in enhancing our understanding of the evolution of the corporate foundation of the economy. This project will involve the development of a framework for managing the archive and facilitating access through the use of digital technologies. The outcomes will contribute to preserving and understanding the nation's business history as well as facilitating integration with international accounting and business archives.
The reliability of corporate reporting of greenhouse gas estimates: Determinants, consequences, training for accountants and policy initiatives (Project number LP100100076)
Researchers: A/Prof Matthew Pinnuck, Prof Gregory Clinch, Prof Carol A Adams, Prof Ivan Marusic, Prof Gordon Richardson, Prof Peter M Clarkson, Dr Michael J Brear
2010 - 2012 - $132,000
Project Summary: Fundamental to the successful re-allocation of resources to address climate change is that greenhouse gas estimates reported by firms are reliable. The first outcome from this research is the development of tools to assist and train the Australian accountancy profession in the estimation of reliable emissions. The second outcome is identification of factors associated with the inaccuracy and bias of greenhouse gas emissions reported by companies and the consequences of the inaccuracies for the share market's valuation of emission liabilities. These research findings will identify issues that need to be addressed by regulators to ensure that the greenhouse gas estimates reported by companies are reliable.