Message from the Head

Professor Carla Wilkin
Professor Carla Wilkin
Head of Department

The Department of Accounting is committed to producing rigorous research, that is relevant to meeting challenges of the day, and delivering an outstanding contemporary teaching program that prepares industry-ready graduates at all levels. Our key areas of specialisation include: financial accounting; auditing; management accounting; and accounting information systems.

Relevant and rigorous research

Our research explores complex issues facing accounting professionals today and develops creative solutions with impact. This includes investigating innovative ways to recognise and report how intangible assets like ‘value’ are created, such as goodwill and sustainability. Our team also explores how to value organisations such as such as social enterprises, mutuals and cooperative bodies, which are not corporations and do not aim to make a profit, meaning that they do not fit traditional accounting models. The quality of our work means that our staff regularly receive research grants and awards, contribute to thought leadership in the field, and publish in leading academic journals. Further, many of our expert academics are also journal editors or hold editorial board roles.

International engagement

The Department of Accounting is committed to ensuring Monash Business School students remain engaged with leading researchers from around the world. Through a vibrant Visiting Scholars Program we invite prestigious national and international industry and academic professionals to share their extensive knowledge via workshops, departmental seminars and public lectures and panels.

Fostering the exchange of ideas

The Department runs a strong program of events, which underpins our genuine desire to foster the exchange of ideas with academics and the broader profession. We regularly host the biannual Monforma Conference on Management Accounting and as well as our own annual Accounting Week. We have strong industry partnerships that enable us to offer students close ties with professionals through our leadership program, industry placements, and more broadly through our focus on applied learning in both our undergraduate and graduate programs.

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