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Prof Anne Wyatt

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Position

Head of Department, Accounting

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 2002

Contact

a.wyatt@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45340

Biography

Professor Wyatt has a First-Class Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree and University Medal, and a PhD that was on the UTS Chancellor’s List of Excellence. Anne has wide leadership, teaching, research and service experience across a range of institutions with different teaching and research specialisations including the Cloudbased platforms and technological pedagogies employed by Deakin University, University of Southern Queensland  specialisation in high-quality distance learning, the wide research and cultural diversity of the University of Adelaide. The strong research cultures of the University of Melbourne and University of Queensland, and the international researcher connected culture of University of Technology Sydney. Anne is a Chartered Accountant Fellow and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Having come to academia with various industry experience, she is acutely aware of the importance of strong professional body and industry links for business disciplines.

Anne has taught across all areas of financial accounting including Honours and PhD courses, and in recent years has specialised in financial statement analysis and equity valuation. She is passionate about teaching and recognises the gravity of the responsibility we have as educators of future generations. Her teaching philosophy embraces active learning pedagogies, content that challenges students accompanied by guidance to navigate those challenges, and an over-arching goal to help students work towards being professional and proactive learners.

Anne was a founding Research Associate of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at the Melbourne Institute at University of Melbourne. Anne has worked with IP Australia and intellectual property accountants and attorneys to develop IP webinars for CPA Australia members. Anne maintains a diverse range of national and international affiliations of a professional and academic nature (e.g., the American Accounting Association, Australian Shareholders’ Association, British Accounting and Finance Association, the European Accounting Association, AICD and FIRN). At Deakin, significant service includes Anne's leadership role (along with Dr Leanne Ngo) in delivering a new CA Foundations in a highly sophisticated technological communications package. This was a huge project involving about a 150 staff across Deakin from different divisions (e.g., eSolutions project managers, enterprise architects/analysts/software engineers/others, student engagement and service now teams, Exams, Digital Platforms, Deakin Learning Futures, Faculty of Business and Law academic teams, Academic Quality co-ordinators, Business Services, and Learning innovations). 

Anne has published sole authored and joint work in The Accounting Review and published papers covering a range of interests in many other high-quality journals. Recognising her expertise in the intangibles area, she was invited by the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) to write and present a paper on intangibles for the ICAEW's prestigious ‘Information for Better Markets’ conference in London. She was invited faculty to the American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium. Anne was invited to join the Best Dissertation Committee for the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. She has undertaken commissioned research and reports for public and private sector organisations (e.g., European Commission), and invited speaker (e.g., at the Said Business School, Oxford University for the inaugural IASB-Accounting and Business Research Forum with the International Accounting Standards Board in conjunction with Accounting and Business Research). Professor Wyatt holds national and international journal editorships for high quality academic journals.

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Biography summary

Anne has a First Class Honours degree with University Medal, and a PhD from University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Anne is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand in recognition of service, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She sat on the ‘National Education Board’ of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and held the role of Chair for the ‘Financial Reporting Committee’ that oversees the CA financial reporting curriculum for several years. Anne specialises in teaching financial statement analysis, forecasting, and equity valuation. Her teaching philosophy centres on employability-orientated content design and active learning pedagogies that empower students to be engaged and proactive learners.
Anne is an Associate Editor for the prestigious Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and sits on the boards of several journals including Accounting and Business Research and Abacus. She has published in the top North American accounting journal (The Accounting Review) and many other quality journals with regular invitations to present work in Australia, Europe and the US. Anne has an established international network and is versatile in her research interests across accounting, economics, finance and law related issues. Anne builds teams, collaboration, and effective communication channels that allow for early identification and solving of problems. Her leadership philosophy is to build trust and empower colleagues in their areas of strength and fit with the organisational mission.

Research interests

Investments in intangible assets and technological innovation, Measurement and accounting for intangible assets, Property rights and contracting, Financial accounting, Capital markets information flows, Financial analysts' output, Initial public offerings, Corporate governance around boards and agency contracts

Affiliations

Fellow, Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

American Accounting Association

British Accounting Association

Canadian Accounting Association

European Accounting Association

Teaching interests

Financial Statement Analysis

Forecasting and Accounting-Based Equity Valuation

Accounting Quality Analysis

Knowledge areas

Investments in intangible assets and technological innovation, Measurement and accounting for intangible assets, Property rights and contracting, Financial accounting, Capital markets information flows, Financial analysts' output, Initial public offerings, Corporate governance around boards and agency contracts

Research groups

Integrated Reporting Centre, Deakin University

Awards

Chancellor’s List UTS: Highest Calibre Doctoral Theses 2002 - PhD Thesis, UTS

University Medal 1995 -  BCom First Class Honours, USQ

Peter Brownell Manuscript Award 2007 -  Matolcsy, Z. and A. Wyatt. 2006. Capitalized Intangibles and Financial Analysts, Accounting & Finance 46(3), 451-479.

Top 10% of Authors: 2017-present - Measured by SSRN downloads, views and citations

School of Accounting Academic Research Award, University of Technology, Sydney

Dean’s Certificate for Academic Research Excellence, University of Melbourne

Faculty of Commerce Research & Scholarship Award, USQ 

Faculty of Commerce Prize, USQ

Most Outstanding Student Entering Commerce Honours Program 1995, Professional Development Scholarship

Best Graduate in Accounting, CPA Australia, USQ

Faculty of Commerce Prize, USQ

Best Second Year Accounting Student, CPA Australia, USQ

Best Auditing Unit Results, Accountancy Placements Prize, USQ

John Wiley Prize in First Year Accounting, USQ

Publications

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2017

Measurement Model or Asset Type: Evidence from an Evaluation of the Relevance of Financial Assets

W Freeman, P Wells, A Wyatt

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 180-210, Abacus, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Analysts' earnings forecasts and technological conditions in the firm's investment environment

D Lambert, Z Matolcsy, A Wyatt

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 104-120, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2014

Is there useful information in the 'use of proceeds' disclosures in IPO prospectuses?

A Wyatt

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 625-667, Accounting and Finance, C1-1

journal article

Insights from the failure of the Countrywide Financial Corporation

W Freeman, P Wells, A Wyatt

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 115-136, International Journal of Managerial Finance, C1-1

journal article
2013

Do board characteristics influence the shareholders' assessment of risk for small and large firms?

J Christy, Z Matolcsy, A Wright, A Wyatt

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 161-196, Abacus, C1-1

journal article
2012

Stock option use by Australian IPOs

S Ren, A Wright, A Wyatt

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 1-22, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, C1-1

journal article

Accounting for Expenditure on Intangibles

L Hunter, E Webster, A Wyatt

(2012), Vol. 48, pp. 104-145, Abacus, C1-1

journal article

'Psychopaths' at Work? Implications of Lay Persons' Use of Labels and Behavioural Criteria for Psychopathy

Carlo Caponecchia, Andrew Sun, Anne Wyatt

(2012), Vol. 107, pp. 399-408, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, C1-1

journal article
2010

Accounting for investments in human capital: A review

A Wyatt, H Frick

(2010), Vol. 20, pp. 199-220, Australian Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article

Investment in human capital: Management and accounting issues

A Wyatt

(2010), Vol. 20, pp. 195-198, Australian Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article
2008

Accounting for intangible investments

A Wyatt, M Abernethy

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 95-107, Australian Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article

The association between technological conditions and the market value of equity

Z Matolcsy, A Wyatt

(2008), Vol. 83, pp. 479-518, Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article

What financial and non-financial information on intangibles is value-relevant? A review of the evidence

A Wyatt

(2008), Vol. 38, pp. 217-256, Accounting and Business Research, C1-1

journal article
2006

An accounting perspective

Anne Wyatt

(2006), pp. 40-65, The Management of Intellectual Property, Gloucester, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Capitalized intangibles and financial analysts

Z Matolcsy, A Wyatt

(2006), Vol. 46, pp. 457-479, Accounting and Finance, C1-1

journal article
2005

Measuring intangible capital: A review of current practice

L Hunter, E Webster, A Wyatt

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 4-21, Australian Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article

Accounting recognition of intangible assets: Theory and evidence on economic determinants

A Wyatt

(2005), Vol. 80, pp. 967-1003, Accounting Review, C1-1

journal article
2003

An analysis of the implications of diversity for students' first level accounting performance

M Rankin, M Silvester, M Vallely, A Wyatt

(2003), Vol. 43, pp. 365-393, Accounting and Finance, C1

journal article
2002

Towards a financial reporting framework for intangibles:Insights from the Australian experience

A Wyatt

(2002), Vol. 3, pp. 71-86, Journal of Intellectual Capital, C1

journal article
2001

Accounting for intangibles: The great divide between obscurity in innovation activities and the balance sheet

A Wyatt

(2001), Vol. 46, pp. 83-117, Singapore Economic Review, C1-1

journal article
1998

An analysis of factors influencing asset writedowns

J Cotter, D Stokes, A Wyatt

(1998), Vol. 38, pp. 157-179, Accounting and Finance, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Chartered Accountants Foundation Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper

ICAA Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • 2019: $503,125
  • 2018: $435,500
  • 2017: $357,875
  • 2016: $351,512
  • 2015: $138,193

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Christine Contessotto, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Dr Samuel Cheung

KPMG

  • 2020: $96,558
  • 2019: $193,117
  • 2018: $193,117
  • 2017: $193,117
  • 2016: $96,558

IPA - Deakin SME Research Centre

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Peter Carey, Prof George Tanewski

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2023: $481,800
  • 2021: $240,900
  • 2020: $219,000
  • 2019: $219,000
  • 2018: $219,000
  • 2017: $167,000
  • 2016: $167,000

IPA Stage 1 Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2020: $51,229
  • 2019: $35,047
  • 2018: $24,255
  • 2017: $8,662

Accounting and business research, funded through the Chartered Accountants Pathway Program Agreement

Prof Peter Carey, Prof Anne Wyatt

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - Grants

  • 2024: $360,029
  • 2023: $608,286
  • 2022: $443,981
  • 2021: $545,065
  • 2020: $408,226

SME Ecosystem Research Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof George Tanewski

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2022: $11,719
  • 2021: $107,228

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report