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Research Forum 2020

AASB Research Forum 2020

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) in conjunction with the University of New South Wales, co-hosted the 2020 AASB Virtual Research Forum on Monday, November 30, via Zoom, where academics and financial reporting stakeholders from the public sector, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors came together to discuss the following three research projects:

• The Use and Usefulness of Equity Accounting
Professor Michael Bradbury, Massey University
Associate Professor Tom Scott, Auckland University of Technology
Laura Mehnaz, Auckland University of Technology

Watch recording here.

• Implementing AASB 16 Leases: The User and Preparer Perspectives
Professor Michael Davern, University of Melbourne
Nikole Gyles, University of Melbourne
Dr Dean Hanlon, Monash University

Watch recording here.

• Are Accounting Standards Understandable? 
Associate Professor Bryan Howieson, University of Adelaide
Janice Loftus, University of Adelaide
Sabine Schuhrer, University of Adelaide

Watch recording here.
Special guests Ann Tarca, from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), updated the audience about the IASB’s Work Program and Research opportunities, while Martin Lawrence, from Ownership Matters, discussed how financial statements are used by professional Investors.
The 2020 AASB Virtual Research Forum saw an assortment of industry executives, accounting firms, academics and regulators come together virtually for this event, which included interactive panel discussions, audience Q&As, and networking opportunities. Despite everything going on in the world, the forum was a great success and our biggest one yet.