Professor Stewart Leech is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Accounting at the University of Melbourne and a Director of the Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships. Prior to 2008, he was the inaugural Professor of Accounting and Business Information Systems. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania, a Fellow of CA ANZ, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Senior Member of ACS and a Life Member of the American Accounting Association.
His service to CA ANZ includes Chair of the Education Board from 2006 to 2013. He is currently their Accreditation Consultant. He served on the Victorian Council from 2000-2006, having previously served as on the Tasmanian Council for six years and Chair for 1999-2000. He was awarded the CA ANZ Meritorious Service Award in 2008.
Professor Leech has served as President of both the AIS Section and the AI/ET (now SET) Section of the American Accounting Association. He was awarded the AI/ET 2003-2004 Outstanding Educator Award; the 2005-2006 Outstanding Researcher Award; the 2011 Notable Contribution to the AIS Literature Award; and the 2011 SET Outstanding Service Award.
Professor Leech is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and a member of the editorial board of several leading academic journals.
He has co-authored three books, one with accompanying accounting software, and has numerous publications in refereed academic and professional journals. He is best known internationally for his research into intelligent systems in accounting; enterprise systems; and audit support systems.
Dowling C & Leech SA. (Forthcoming 2013). A Big-4 firm's use of information technology to control the audit process: how an audit support system is changing auditor behavior. Contemporary Accounting Research.
Arnold V, Collier, P, Leech SA, Sutton S & Vincent A. (2013). INCASE: Simulating Experience to Accelerate Expertise Development by Knowledge Workers. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management, 20: 1-21
Grabski, S.V., S.A. Leech and P.J. Schmidt, (2011), A Review of ERP Research: A Future Agenda for Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, 25(1), 37-78.
Leech, S.A., (2010), Intelligent Systems Research in Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, International Review of Business Research Papers, 6(5), 137-144.
Grabski, S.V., S.A. Leech and A.J. Sangster, (2009), Management Accounting in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Elsevier, Oxford.
Grabski, S.V., S.A. Leech and A.J. Sangster (2009), Management accountants; a profession dramatically changed by ERP systems, CIMA Research Executive Summary Series 4(5), 1-9, [http://www.cimaglobal.com].
Sangster A.J, S.A. Leech and S.V. Grabski, (2009), ERP Implementations and their Impact upon Management Accountants, Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management, 6(2), 125-142
Dowling C, Leech S & Moroney R. (2008). Audit Support System Design and the Declarative Knowledge of Users. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. 5: 1-10.
Elbashir M, Collier P, Sutton S, Davern M & Leech S. (2008). Leveraging Business Intelligence: Organizational Assimilation of Value-chain Strategic Information Systems. Fourth Asia/Pacific Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems. Auckland, New Zealand. 383-428.
Leech S. (2008). The Use and Misuse of Intelligent Systems in Accounting: The Risk of Technology Dominance. Insights: Melbourne Economics and Commerce. 4: 37-41.
Dowling C & Leech S. (2007). Audit Support Systems and Decision Aids: Current Practice and Opportunities for Future Research. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. 8 (2): 92-116.
Grabski S & Leech S. (2007). Complementary Controls and ERP Implementation Success. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. 8 (1): 17-39.
Arnold, V., Clark, N., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2006). The Differential Use and Effect of Knowledge-based System Explanations in Novice and Expert Judgment Decisions, MIS Quarterly, 30(1), (March) 79-97.
Collier, P.A. and Leech, S.A. (2005). Modeling Insolvency Decisions with Process and Hierarchical Weighted-additive Methods, in M.Vasarhelyi, E.Bonson, and R.Hoitash (Eds) Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing Volume 6 International Perspectives, Markus Weiner Publishers, Princeton, New Jersey, 90-102.
Arnold, V., Clark, N., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2005). An Investigation of the Use of Knowledge Based Systems to Promote Judgment Consistency in Multi-Cultural Firm Environments, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 2, 33-59.
Arnold, V., Clark, N., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2004). Explanation Provision and Use in an Intelligent Decision Aid, Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 12 (1), 5-27.
Arnold, V., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2004). The Impact of Intelligent Decision Aids on Experienced and Novice Decision Makers' Judgments, Accounting and Finance, 44(1), 1-26.
Tanewski G., Collier, P.A. and Leech, S.A. (2003). Determining Benefits from B2B e-Commerce: A Strategic Approach, International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, 3(6), (July-December), 105-131.
Grabski, S.V., Leech, S.A. and Lu, B. (2003). Enterprise Systems Implementation Risks and Controls, Chapter 5 in G. Shanks, P. Seddon and L. Willcocks (Eds) Second Wave Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Implementation and Effectiveness, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 135-156.
Leech, S.A and Sutton, S.G. (2002). Knowledge Management Issues in Practice: Opportunities for Research, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 3 (2), (August) 69-73.
Leech, S.A. and Sangster, A.J.A. (2002). Expert Systems in Accounting Research: A Design Science Perspective, Chapter 4 in V. Arnold and S.G. Sutton (Eds) Researching Accounting as an Information Systems Discipline, American Accounting Association, Sarasota Florida, 65-79.
Arnold, V., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2001). The Impact of Political Pressure on Novice Decision Makers: Are Auditors Qualified to make Going Concern Judgments, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 12(3), (June): 323-338.
Arnold, V., Clark, N., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2001). Unveiling the Black Box of Human-Computer Interaction: The Need for Replay Process Tracing in Decision Aid Research, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 4: 381-405.
Grabski, S.V., Leech, S.A. and Lu, B. (2001). Risks and Controls in the Implementation of ERP Systems, International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, 1(1), (Jan-June): 47-68.
Grabski, S.V., Leech, S.A. and Lu, B. (2001). Riesgos y controles en la implantacion de sistemas ERP, Partida Doble, 128, (December): 40-51.
Arnold, V., Collier, P.A., Leech, S.A. and Sutton, S.G. (2000). The Effect of Experience and Complexity on Order and Recency Bias in Decision Making by Professional Accountants, Accounting and Finance, 40(2), (July): 109-134.