Accounting in today’s business world is extremely sophisticated. An accountant is a strategic adviser and business partner who must have an in-depth understanding of business issues and processes, as well as the skills necessary for sound decision-making. Accounting studies will equip you to understand the financial structure of an organisation, and produce and analyse financial information.
The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships (CAIP) is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the University and the business sector by offering an environment that fosters rigorous research across the entire spectrum of accounting for both scholars and practitioners.
A variety of professional accreditations, memberships and subject exemptions are available for accounting students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Accountants and botanists have come together to develop Australian carbon accounting data and modelling that will help organisations make better decisions for economically beneficial and sustainable futures.Research
Three accounting titans have been inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame for their significant achievements and contributions to the field.Announcements
The music industry’s loss of a potential drumming star has become a huge gain for the world of accounting internationally. Professor Stewart Leech is one of three individuals inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame this year, and in this interview, we uncover his contributions and achievements.Alumni; Profile
Maggie Singorahardjo, from the Department of Accounting, has been leading the way in teaching online. We spoke with her about what the last year has meant for her, and what students can expect in 2021.Bachelor of Commerce
Our academics are active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
Accounting Research Centre
Centre for Accounting & Industry Partnerships
The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the University and the business sector by offering an environment that fosters rigorous research across the entire spectrum of accounting for both scholars and practitioners.
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Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation
The Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation (MCCGR) was established in 2017 to address both longstanding and emerging issues...
Studying accounting at the University of Melbourne is a great decision now and for your future.
Accounting is so much more than balance sheets and tax returns. It's understanding the whole business, an ongoing conversation involving analysis and interpretation and, ultimately, decision-making. Accounting is storytelling with data.
Accounting at Melbourne equips you for life and work in the real world, supported by world-class academics and a talented cohort of peers.
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We've taken snippets of our online curriculum for you to see just how engaging it is to study at the University of Melbourne. Take a look below.
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We do more than teach, learn and research accounting - we live and breathe it. Check out our podcast and YouTube channel.
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The Accounting Podcast Series (TAPS), hosted by Associate Professor Albie Brooks, explores the accounting research output of the University of Melbourne and our distinguished visitors. We delve into innovations and developments in our teaching program, and provide commentary on issues of the day in accounting in bite-sized episodes perfect for your commute.
Season 3, 2021
|1||22 January 2021||Ms Sarah Richards, Marrawuy Journeys and PwC Indigenous Consulting||Raising the Profile and Benefits of Accounting in Indigenous Communities|
|2||27 April 2021||Professor Anne Lillis, The University of Melbourne||Career Reflections and Opportunities in Management Accounting Research and Teaching|
Season 2, 2020
|1||29 April 2020||Mr Andrew Williams, Swisse Wellness||In the Field with Andrew Williams|
|2||22 May 2020||Mr Patrick Ferguson, Harvard Business School||The World of Sport Analytics and Accounting|
|3||2 October 2020||Professors Ian Gow and Michael Davern, The University of Melbourne||COVID-Normal and the Future of Accounting|
|4||16 December 2020||Mr Noel Boys, Mr Warren McKeown, Ms Joana Liong, and Ms Demi Wang, The University of Melbourne||The Transition to Online Teaching and Learning in First-Year Accounting|
Season 1, 2019
|1||10 May 2019||Professor Gary Biddle, The University of Melbourne||How Accountants Shape Civilisations and the Nature of Accountability|
|2||13 May 2019||Professor Michael Davern, The University of Melbourne||Ethical Issues Associated with the Management of Big Data|
|3||13 May 2019||Professor Mary Barth, Stanford University||The Evolution of, and Challenges for, Financial Accounting and Standard Setting|
|4||12 July 2019||Professor Naomi Soderstrom, The University of Melbourne||Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Accounting|
|5||20 September 2019||Mr Sujay Nair, The University of Melbourne||Leadership, Non-Financial Rewards, and Performance|
|6||20 November 2019||
Ms Mary Clarke, DXP Consulting|
Dr Sarah Yang Spencer, The University of Melbourne
|Accounting Education into the Future|
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Australian Accounting Hall of Fame
Accounting in Australia has a long and distinguished heritage. From the early years of European settlement to the present day, accountants and accounting have played important roles as the country pursued economic and social advancement. Throughout this long and distinguished history there have been many individuals whose achievements, both alone and in combination with others, have been significant and whose impact on the discipline has been profound. The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame seeks to identify and recognise these individuals and their contributions. Click to read more about the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame.
The Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships extends its warmest appreciation and thanks to the major sponsors and of the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony for their support and assistance.
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS – members honoured
The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame is delighted to note awards made in the Order of Australia – General Division to members of the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame.
Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) - Queen's Birthday honours 2019
Elizabeth Alexander (AAHoF 2010) - for distinguished service to higher education administration, to accounting and corporate governance, and also as a role model.
Murray Wells (AAHoF 2012) – for distinguished service to higher education, particularly to accountancy, and to business administration.
Member in the Order of Australia (AM) - Australia Day honours 2020
Ken Trotman (AAHoF 2011) - for significant service to education, particularly to accounting
Member in the Order of Australia (AM) - Queen's Birthday honours 2019
George Foster (AAHoF 2017) – for significant service to education, particularly to management accounting.
Margaret Abernethy (AAHoF 2018) – for significant service to higher education in the field of accounting