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AASB Graduate intern program - Previous interns

Stephen Powell (2002)

Stephen Powell

Stephen completed his Honours at The University of Western Australia majoring in Accounting and Finance. His Honours thesis looked at tax-induced trading behaviour on the Australian Stock Exchange and the effectiveness of legislation aimed at inhibiting it. Prior to taking up the Graduate Intern position, Stephen worked as a:

  • Tutor, The University of Western Australia (Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Corporate Financial Policy) (2000 to 2001); and
  • Research Assistant at The University of Western Australia (comparing Japanese and Australian accounting standards) (1998 to 1999).

During the internship, Stephen worked on a range of projects including asset impairment, local government reporting and related-party disclosures. Stephen also worked on an academic research project at The University of Melbourne on the accounting treatment of intangible assets (in particular, internally-generated intangible assets).

After the the AASB internship, Stephen returned to The University of Western Australia to complete his combined Commerce/Law degree. Stephen now works as the Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Panel of the Australian Treasury.