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AASB Graduate intern program - Previous interns

Chris Wallace (2006)

Chris Wallace

Chris completed his Honours year at La Trobe University in 2005, majoring in Accounting. Chris’ thesis examined the use of accounting as a means of pursuing political objectives within the Victorian Public Sector. In particular, his thesis analysed the Kennett Government’s use of accounting as a means of justifying the privatisation of an entity within Victoria’s electricity industry. Chris found that through the manipulation of various accounting practices, the Government was able to portray electricity industry’s privatisation in a positive light, which may have obscured the economic reality of that particular electricity entity.

During his internship with the AASB, Chris worked primarily on the Extractives Activities and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) projects. He also spent part of his time working on the Conceptual Framework project.

At the completion of his Graduate Intern year, Chris accepted a permanent position with the AASB and has continued to work on the Extractive Activities and SME projects. In future years, Chris is keen to raise awareness of social, environmental accounting issues within the private sector as well as extending his work into the academic field. Outside of work, his interests include surfing, reading and creating music in his lounge room.