The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) in conjunction with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), will be co-hosting the 2020 AASB Virtual Research Forum, where academics and financial reporting stakeholders from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors will come 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

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