2022

Registration now open!

The AASB will co-host the 2022 Research Forum with RMIT College of Business and Law on Monday, 5 December. This year we are offering the opportunity for you to attend in Melbourne at Dexus Place on Bourke St, virtually if you cannot join us in person, or at the University of Queensland in Brisbane from the live viewing satellite broadcast venue.

The Forum is free to attend (registration required). Limited spots are available for in-person attendance.

Register here.

The AASB Research Forum is a premier annual event for researchers, practitioners and regulators interested in research on accounting standards and their implementation. Previous forums attracted more than 100 participants from all sectors.

"The AASB has the evidence-informed standard-setting framework for financial reporting standards that are embedded with the process of research, consultation and implementation. We look forward to working with RMIT University on the 2022 AASB Research Forum. This forum will be a great opportunity for researchers and participants to share current thinking and emerging issues surrounding accounting standards, their implementation and applying them in practice," says Dr Keith Kendall, AASB Chair.

Professor Robyn Moroney, Head of the Department of Accounting at RMIT University, says " It is important for academics to conduct impactful research that is relevant to practice. This opportunity will provide academics a platform to present their work, sharing their research at a local and international level. More importantly, such a forum will also allow academics to network with industry professionals and regulators, enhancing their research and professional knowledge".

Program Highlights:

We are thrilled to announce that Ann Tarca will be joining the hybrid Forum as a distinguished keynote speaker from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Ann joined the IASB in 2017 and is now a chartered accountant with a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia. Ann will be joining us to discuss Digital Reporting during the IASB session at the 2022 AASB Research Forum. 

The following three research projects will be presented and discussed at the 2022 Research Forum, and we are excited to welcome several panellists to share their knowledge and experience in the facilitated expert panel discussions:

Click here to access the 2022 Research Forum Agenda

Research Topic 1:

Session 1: Start time 10.00am – 12.00pm (Melbourne Time)

Exploring the Horizons of Financial Reporting

Michael Davern, University of Melbourne
Dean Hanlon, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Ram Subramanian, CPA Australia
Nikole Gyles, AASB
Brad Potter, University of Melbourne

Read the abstract here.

Panellists:Rachel Waterhouse, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Shareholders Association
Mel Yates, Director, ACNC
Adrian King, Partner in Charge, Climate Change & Sustainability, KPMG Australia
Taryn Rulton, Chief Commercial Officer, La Trobe University and Board Member of the International Federation of Accounts (IFAC)

Research Topic 2:

Session 2: Start time 1.00pm – 2.30pm (Melbourne time)

Reporting and Assurance of Material Climate Change-Related Risk Disclosures: Evidence from Australia

Kevin Thai, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Yang Xu, University of Queensland
Kathleen Herbohn, University of Queensland

Read the abstract here.

Panellists:Mathew Nelson, EY Oceania Chief Sustainability Officer, EY Net Zero Centre
Prof Wai Fong Chua, University of Sydney
Sarah Barker, Partner and Head of Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison
Fiona Manning, Senior Analyst and Manager of ESG Engagement (climate), Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)

Research Topic 3:

Session 3: Start time 2.45pm – 5.00pm (Melbourne time)

Improving the Visibility of Soil Health in Corporate Reporting

Nick Pawsey, Charles Sturt University
Francisco Ascui, Federation University
Mark Frost, Charles Sturt University 

Read the abstract here.

Panellists:Prof Jayne Godfrey, former Dean of Business and Economics at the Australian National University and the University of Auckland
Doug Niven, Chief Accountant, Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
Cath Lescun, Lead of Soils and Irrigation, Dairy Australia
Sue Ogilvy, Program Director, Farming for the Future

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