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Dr Christine Contessotto



Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Executive Dean Office


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2016

+61 3 925 17288


Dr Christine Contessotto is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in the Deakin Business School. Christine is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in various roles before joining Deakin in 2015. These roles include as an auditor for one of the Big 4, as both a financial and management accountant in a large corporation and as a consultant to many small businesses. Her roles in the tertiary sector include work at Swinburne TAFE, Holmesglen TAFE and Monash University.

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Research interests

  • Auditing and Assurance


  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
  • Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Auditing (IJA).

Teaching interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Accounting and Society


  • Vice Chancellors’ Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University, 2017.


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The association between audit manager and auditor-in-charge experience, effort and risk responsiveness

C Contessotto, W Knechel, Robyn Moroney

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 121-147, Auditing: a journal of practice and theory, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., C1

journal article

The association between audit committee effectiveness and audit risk

C Contessotto, R Moroney

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 393-418, Accounting & finance, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

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

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

Key Audit Matters, Materiality Thresholds and Financial Reporting Quality

Dr Christine Contessotto, Dr Shireenjit Johl

  • 2016: $4,000


No completed student supervisions to report