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.
Five accounting champions have been inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame for their significant achievements and contributions to the field.Announcements
The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame celebrates distinguished accounting practitioners and academics.Announcements
Prof Naomi Soderstrom has always been interested in environmental issues. Her research uses mainstream accounting to address climate change....ctoral Program in Accounting
Master of Management (Accounting and Finance) student Aishwarya Kalyanshetti completed a masters degree at home in India, but at the end of her studies she didn’t feel she’d gotten all she needed. With her sights set on studying abroad, a chance encounter at a student recruitment fair opened her eyes to Melbourne Business School, and it was love at first sight....ent (Accounting and Finance)
Accounting Research Centres
Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships
The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the...
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...
The Accounting Keystones
View a series of videos that provide a description of some of the concepts and decisions that are at the very foundation of the accounting discipline.
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The accounting major is one of the most popular in the Bachelor of Commerce. It is ideal preparation for work as a professional accountant, and a great complement to other disciplines within the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
The Honours program provides a unique opportunity to undertake a challenging and rewarding year of additional study, to hone your applied analytical and problem solving skills, communication, presentation skills, and research skills.
Visit the Melbourne Business School website to browse postgraduate study options in accounting.
The Doctoral Program in Accounting includes a strong coursework component and offers the opportunity to gain entry into an academic or research career.
The Department of Accounting teaches into a number of specialist areas, to cater for the diverse interests of our students and researchers.
Auditing and Assurance Services
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 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|
|6||20 November 2019||
Ms Mary Clarke, DXP Consulting|
Dr Sarah Yang Spencer, The University of Melbourne
Season 2 will commence in 2020
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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
Nomination and Selection
Nominations for 2021 inductees to the Hall of Fame open in July 2020.View
The 2020 Australian Accounting Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, 4 March. 2021 event details will be announced in January 2021.View
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame inductees and event information.View