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Research Forum 2017

This year’s Research Forum will be hosted by the University of Melbourne, Department of Accounting. To be held on 24 November, the forum will explore the topic of effective communication of financial and narrative reporting.

The following research papers have been selected for presention and discussion:

Is financial reporting still an effective tool for equity investors in Australia? 

Research team: Michael Davern, University of Melbourne; Nikole Gyles, University of Melbourne; Dr Dean Hanlon, Monash University; Professor Matthew Pinnuck, University of Melbourne

Panelists: Ian Curry – former Chair, ASA, Gillian Larkins – CFO, Perpetual; John Price – Commissioner, ASIC

Moderator: Kris Peach – Chair, AASB

Recognition, measurement and disclosure of intangibles 

Research team: Professor Reza Monem, Griffith University; Professor Asheq Raman, Auckland University of Technology; Dr Humayan Kabir, Auckland University of Technology

Panelists: Tony Krizan – CFO, NHMRC; Lyndal York – former CFO, Cochlear; Toby Langley – Financials Research, Merrill Lynch

Moderator: Regina Fikkers – Deputy Chair, AASB; Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

The communication of accounting information in summary financial reports 

Research team: Dr Tom Scott, Auckland University of Technology; Professor Michael Bradbury, Massey University; Pei-Chi (Kelly) Hsiao, University of Auckland

Panelists: Andrew Greaves – Auditor General, VAGO; Ange Marshall – CFO, Yarra City Council and President of the Local Government Financial Professionals Association; Danny Pearson MP – Victorian Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Chair

Moderator: Prof Roger Simnett AO – Chair Auditing and Assurance Standards Board


Former AASB Research Director, Professor Ann Tarca said, “We congratulate the research teams for proposing research topics that are relevant to the AASB’s work, and we know these papers will generate in-depth discussion between academics, practitioners and regulators at the forum”.

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Research Forum 2016