Professor Paul Andon
Head of School

Professor Paul Andon

BCom(Hons), UNSW | MCom(Hons), UNSW | PhD, UNSW | FCA

Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

Professor and Head, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

Accounting, Management Control, and Financial Crime.

Paul has over 25 years of experience as an accounting practitioner, educator, and researcher. Paul's educational expertise concentrates on developing curriculum and teaching approaches for management/accounting courses in MBA, coursework Masters, and Bachelor Programs. Paul has also had previous involvement in developing and delivering resources for the CA Program.

Paul's research focuses on accounting, management control, and financial crime. Paul uses interview accounts and case studies to better understand drivers of illegitimate employee and business conduct, and identify practices that can better prevent, detect and address such conduct. Paul's current research agenda includes an Australian Research Council funded study into offender thinking and behaviour in serious occupational fraud. Paul's research has been published extensively in leading international academic journals, and has featured in a number of industry keynote presentations.

Paul has been recognised for his teaching and research via awards received from the International Federation of Accountants, Emerald Publishers, the AGSM, the UNSW Business School and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. 

Paul is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With his strong industry connections and focus, Paul is a passionate advocate for impactful knowledge exchange that improves business thinking and practice. This is evidenced by Paul's involvement as an academic partner in McGrathNicol's Financial Crime Exchange, which advances the latest thinking on reducing business risks and impacts of financial crime.

Phone
+61 2 9385 5821
Location
Room 3087 Quadrangle building - Ref E15
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Charlopova I; Andon P; Free C, 2020, 'How Fraud Offenders Rationalize Financial Crime', in Corporate Fraud Exposed, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 39 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-417-120201004
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Andon P; Baxter J; Chua WF, 2018, 'The Allure of Innovation Assembling a Novel Public-Private Partnership', in CarlssonWall M; Hakansson H; Kraus K; Lind J; Stromsten T (ed.), ACCOUNTING, INNOVATION AND INTER-ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 261 - 274
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Andon P; Baxter J; Chua WF, 2018, 'The Allure of Innovation: Assembling A Novel Public-Private Partnership', in Carlssson-Wall M; Hakan H; Kraus K; Lind J; Stromsten T (ed.), Accounting, Innovation and Inter-Organisational Relationships, Routledge, New York, pp. 275 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315110998
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Andon PJ; Baxter JA; Chang LJ, 2009, 'Strategic Resource Management and Technology Innovation: An Australian Story', in Baxter J; Poullas C (ed.), Practices, Profession and Pedagogy in Accounting, Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 319 - 346, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Andon/publication/258442482_Strategic_resource_management_and_technology_innovation_An_Australian_story/links/00b7d52844ed7bdb23000000.pdf
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Andon P; Baxter J; Bradley G, 2003, 'Calculating Customer Lifetime Value (CLV): Theory and Practice', in Kundenwert, Gabler Verlag, pp. 299 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-99328-1_12
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Andon PJ; Baxter JA; Chua WF, 2003, 'Management accounting inscriptions and the post-industrial experience of organizational control', in Bhimani A (ed.), Management Accounting in the Digital Economy, edn. First, Oxford University Press, New york, pp. 135 - 151, https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=819027008027065119094126024029076092037036069049083071005104001093091117119031104093096050033032121023027004091020120005127124023073034069016010103108110097
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Baxter JA; Andon PJ; Bradley GW, 2001, 'Calculating customer lifetime value(CLV): theory and practice', in Helm ; Sabrina ; Gunter ; Bernd (ed.), Kundenwert, edn. Original, Gabler Verlag, Germany, pp. 259 - 274, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-322-99328-1_12
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Andon P; Free C; Radcliffe V; Stein M, 2022, 'Boundary work at the margins of politics and auditing: rationalising advertising probity in Ontario', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-06-2020-4641
    Journal articles | 2021
    Andon P; Clune C, 2021, 'Governance of professional accounting bodies: a comparative analysis', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 34, pp. 1769 - 1801, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-08-2020-4756
    Journal articles | 2021
    Plante M; Free C; Andon P, 2021, 'Making artworks valuable: Categorisation and modes of valuation work', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2020.101155
    Journal articles | 2020
    Andon P; Free C, 2020, 'Strain, coping and sustained fraud offending', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, pp. 1 - 13, https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi596
    Journal articles | 2019
    Andon P; Free C, 2019, 'Accounting and the business of sport: past, present and future', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 32, pp. 1861 - 1875, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-08-2019-4126
    Journal articles | 2018
    Andon P; Free C; Jidin R; Monroe GS; Turner MJ, 2018, 'The Impact of Financial Incentives and Perceptions of Seriousness on Whistleblowing Intention', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 151, pp. 165 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3215-6
    Journal articles | 2015
    Andon P; Baxter J; Chua WF, 2015, 'Accounting for Stakeholders and Making Accounting Useful', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 52, pp. 986 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12142
    Journal articles | 2015
    Andon P; Free C; Scard B, 2015, 'Pathways to accountant fraud: Australian evidence and analysis', Accounting Research Journal, vol. 28, pp. 10 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARJ-06-2014-0058
    Journal articles | 2015
    Free CW; Andon P; O'Dwyer B, 2015, 'Annexing new audit spaces: challenges and adaptations', Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 28, pp. 1400 - 1430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-01-2015-1932
    Journal articles | 2014
    Andon P; Free C, 2014, 'Media coverage of accounting: The NRL salary cap crisis', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 27, pp. 15 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-02-2012-00936
    Journal articles | 2014
    Andon P; Free C; Sivabalan P, 2014, 'The legitimacy of new assurance providers: Making the cap fit', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 39, pp. 75 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2014.01.005
    Journal articles | 2012
    Andon PJ, 2012, 'Accounting-related research in PPPs/PFIs: Present contributions and future opportunities', Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 25, pp. 876 - 924, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513571211234286
    Journal articles | 2012
    Andon PJ; Free CW, 2012, 'Auditing and crisis management: The 2010 Melbourne Storm salary cap scandal', Accounting Organizations and Society, vol. 37, pp. 131 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2012.01.004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Andon PJ; Baxter JA, 2011, 'Introducing and Contextualising Customer Lifetime Valuation: A management accounting teaching resource', Accounting Education, vol. 20, pp. 39 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2010.543342
    Journal articles | 2010
    Andon PJ; Chong K; Roebuck PJ, 2010, 'Personality Preferences of Accounting and Non-accounting Graduates Seeking to Enter the Accounting Profession', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol. 21, pp. 253 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2010.01.001
    Journal articles | 2007
    Andon PJ; Chua WF; Baxter JA, 2007, 'Accounting Change as Relational Drifting: A field study of experimentation with performance measurement', Management Accounting Research, vol. 18, pp. 273 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mar.2006.06.007
    Journal articles | 2005
    Andon PJ; Mahama H; Baxter JA, 2005, 'The Balanced Scorecard: Slogans, Seduction and State of Play', Australian Accounting Review, vol. 15, pp. 29 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-2561.2005.tb00249.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Andon P; Baxter J; Bradley G, 2001, 'Calculating the Economic Value of Customers to an Organisation', Australian Accounting Review, vol. 11, pp. 62 - 72
    Journal articles | 2001
    Andon PJ; Baxter JA; Bradley GW, 2001, 'Calculating the economic value of customers to an organisation', Australian Accounting Review, vol. 11, pp. 62 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-2561.2001.tb00181.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Andon PJ; Free CW, 2000, 'The Big-5 in new millennium: the transition to multidisciplinary service provision,', Pacific Accounting Review, vol. 11, pp. 9 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb037921
  • Conference Papers | 2014
    Andon PJ; Chung D, 2014, 'Risks, challenges, and value for money of Public Private Partnerships: the handback of M4', in EIASM (ed.), Financial Accountability and Management, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 448 - 468, presented at 8th International EIASM Public Sector Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 02 September 2014 - 04 September 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faam.12101
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Free CW; Andon P, 2013, 'Seeking and sustaining auditor credibility in new assurance spaces', in European Accounting Association (ed.), 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, European Accounting Association, Paris, France, presented at 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Paris, France, 06 May 2013 - 08 May 2013, http://www.eaa2013.org/r/default.asp?sCode=LOGIN&item=CF&association_id=2
    Theses / Dissertations | 2009
    Andon PJ, 2009, (Per)Forming a Public Private Partnership: The Agency of Accounting and Other Practices
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Andon PJ, 2008, 'Envisaging value in public private partnerships', in Program and Proceedings - 1st Workshop on Imagining Business, 1st Workshop on Imagining Business, Oxford, UK, presented at 1st Workshop on Imagining Business, Oxford, UK, 26 June 2008 - 27 June 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Andon PJ, 2007, 'Public Private Partnerships: Current accounting-related research and future research opportunities', in Public Private Partnerships: Current accounting-related research and future research opportunities, 5th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Auckland., presented at 5th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Auckland.
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Andon PJ; Baxter JA; Chua WF, 2004, 'Accounting change as situated drift', in Parker L; Meng LA (ed.), 4th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting, 4th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting, Singapore, pp. 1 - 47, presented at 4th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting, Singapore, 04 July 2004 - 06 July 2004
    Preprints |
    Andon P; Baxter J; Chua WF, Accounting for Stakeholders and Making Accounting Useful, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2614772
    Preprints |
    Andon P; Free C; O'Dwyer B, Annexing New Audit Spaces: Challenges and Adaptations, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2610959

(Selected list only)

  • ARC Linkage Grant Scheme
    Serious Workplace Fraud: How it is Sustained and How Organisations Respond.
    $176,718 [with Free, C. and Newlan, D.]
  • Australian Institute of Criminology (Criminology Research Grants Scheme)
    Looking through the Fraud Triangle: Insights from Fraud Perpetrators.
    $45,419 [with Free, C.]
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
    An Investigation of Personality and Whistle-Blowing Accounting Fraud.
    $15,764.84 [with Free, C., Monroe, G. and Turner, M.]
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research Grants 
    Blowing the Whistle: The Impact of Formal Channels, Anti-Retaliation Protection and Financial Rewards.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Centre of Excellence
    Building Fraud Resilient Organisations.
    $13,816 [with Free, C.]
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research Grants 
    Fraud Perpetrated by Accountants: Evidence from Australian Courts.
    $8,036 [with Free, C.]
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia 
    Personality Preferences of Accounting and Non-Accounting Graduates Seeking to Enter the Accounting Profession.
    $5,400 [with Chong, K. M. and Roebuck, P.]

  • John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation, UNSW Business School (2021)
  • Values in Action Award, UNSW Business School (2021)
  • Values in Action Award (Highly Commended), UNSW Business School (2020)
  • Best paper (management accounting), Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference (2018).
  • Outstanding paper award winner, Accounting Research Journal (2016).
  • Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award, UNSW Business School (2013).
  • International Federation of Accountants (Financial and Management Accounting Committee) Gold Award Winner; Articles of Merit Competition (2002).