Department of Accounting

Deakin's Department of Accounting boasts strong industry engagement, world-class teaching facilities and is at the forefront of innovative research. 

Internationally renowned for our innovative and high-quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the department comprises over 40 staff members who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.


Research focuses of the department

We aim to broaden accounting's research focus from public companies to include for-profit private firms (e.g. SMEs) and not-for-profit entities (e.g. charities), an under-researched segment of the economy.

The research areas where we will develop our research strengths include:

  • organisational governance and accountability
  • auditing and assurance services
  • reporting (financial and non-financial)
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR) 
  • SMEs and NFPs
  • accounting professionalisation, with focuses on Indigenous accounting and business
  • financial planning.

Grant success

Our department has a strong industry focus. This is seen in ARC Linkage Grant success, Office of Learning and Teaching Grants, the IPA-Deakin SME Research partnership, our collaboration with the accounting profession to increase the number of Indigenous Australians entering the accounting profession and commissioned research for the Australian Accounting Standards Board. 

Our strong industry engagement is further illustrated by our longstanding association with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in teaching the Chartered Accountants Foundation program. This non-award program provides graduates the foundation knowledge to undertake the Chartered Accountants Program offered by CAANZ.

Regularly published

Accounting staff have published in many of the leading journals in the discipline, including:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Journal of Management Accounting Research
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
  • British Accounting Review
  • International Journal of Accounting
  • Accounting Auditing and Accountability
  • Critical Perspectives on Accounting
  • ABACUS
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics

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Research seminars

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Past research

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Staff listing

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