UNSW is one of only three universities to designated Well Above World Standard for research in accounting in the Australian Research Council’s 2018 national assessment of Excellence in Research for Australia.

Areas our researchers specialise in include:

  • Decision-making processes and behavioural biases in financial management and assurance;
  • Regulatory reform – in accounting and audit standards, and taxation;
  • Performance management system design;
  • Multinational tax avoidance;
  • Fraud examination; and
  • Market impacts of financial disclosures.

Many of our researchers have also been recognised though a range of international research awards and Australian Research Council grants.

Our academics also provide significant research leadership through Editor-in-Chief appointments at high quality academic journals – Accounting and Finance, Australian Journal of Management, eJournal of Tax Research and Australian Tax Forum.

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Why do I owe tax? It could be because the LMITO is gone

October 04, 2023

The Low and Middle Income Tax Offset was a flawed idea. Now that it’s gone, our tax bills are up to $1500 higher, writes UNSW Business School's Ann Kayis-Kumar

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Are you paying more interest on your mortgage than you think?

September 21, 2023

The way banks calculate interest means that mortgage holders may be paying more than they expected, write UNSW Business School’s Kevin Li and Sander De Groote.

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Why the modern economy couldn’t exist without accounting

August 23, 2023

Chicago Booth Business School Professor Ray Ball reflects on the evolution of accounting, the important role it plays and how AI will shape the future of the profession.

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Throwing a financial lifeline to struggling microbusinesses

August 22, 2023

Microbusinesses face a range of financial challenges, and help is often needed to manage pressing financial problems such as Australian Taxation Office (ATO) debts.

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What are we teaching our children when we use them as taxpayers of convenie

July 12, 2023

Purporting to distribute money to children to take advantage of their tax-free thresholds sends a message about how important it is to be truthful when complying with the tax law, writes UNSW Business School's Dale Boccabella.

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Does client 'importance' affect audit partner independence?

May 31, 2023

Recognising the potential threat to auditor independence posed by important clients is crucial for maintaining public trust in financial reporting.

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Six tips for accounting professionals to excel in a world with ChatGPT

April 18, 2023

Accountants have an opportunity to ‘level up’ and become proactive and influential advisors to businesses and clients through the selective and smart use of AI

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Do landlords (and their tax agents) lead in tax evasion and cheating?

January 24, 2023

The residential rental property sector is plagued by heavy and persistent non-compliance when it comes to tax deductions, writes UNSW Business School's Dale Boccabella.

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