Our Research

The School of Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, UNSW Business School is a global centre of excellence in accounting research and is one of only three Schools in Australia awarded a maximum score of 5 by ERA (Excellence in Research Australia, in 2012). 

With intellectual rigour, we investigate and understand issues in financial accounting, management accounting and auditing, and regularly publish work in local and international journals, and have been placed as the top publishing Accounting School internationally (Journal of Accounting Review benchmarks). 

Both staff and research students in the School engage in a wide range of topics, including: 

  • Cognitive processes in accounting and auditing judgment tasks 
  • Issues associated with audit industry specialisation 
  • Management controls in new organisational forms 
  • Business performance management systems 
  • Costly contracts and accounting policy choice 
  • Accounting regulation in both local and international environments 
  • Professionalisation processes in accounting, and accounting history 

Members of the School also play an active role in other research activities, including editorial board memberships, presenting their work at conferences and seminars, and involvement in academic research bodies, including the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

School research is supported by research grants from the Australian Research Council and other external funding bodies. 

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