Monforma aims to enrich the discussion among academics by facilitating the free exchange of ideas, as well as promoting and initiating research opportunities within the Management Accounting discipline.

Monforma is a signature event focusing on management accounting, attracting academics from all major Australian universities and many overseas universities active in management accounting research.

It offers a focused technical program, providing participants with the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work in a constructive environment. Participants find benefit in the diversity of work presented, which spans multiple research paradigms. Further, the size of Monforma creates outstanding networking opportunities.

Monforma is proud to provide the opportunity for promising early career researchers to present their research, a tradition it endeavours to continue in the future.


Mandy Cheng is a Professor and the Head of School, Accounting, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her research interests include strategic performance management systems such as the balanced scorecard, capital investment decisions, incentive and compensation scheme designs, the use of accounting information in negotiations, and Integrated Reporting.

Mandy has served multiple editorial roles, including Editor of Accounting and Finance, Deputy Editor of Australian Journal of Management, Editorial Board member of Management Accounting Research and Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Associate Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting (2011-2013).

She is also an International Member-at-Large of the AAA (American Accounting Association) Council and the Secretary of AFAANZ Management Accounting Special Interest Group. From 2011-2014, she was a Director of AFAANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand).

Mandy regularly presents at international and national accounting conferences, and has publications in leading accounting A* journals (ABDC ranked) including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Accounting Research, and Auditing – a Journal of Practice and Theory.

Her successful external grants include ARC Discovery and Linkage grants. She is one of the co-organisers of the Global Management Accounting Research Symposium - an annual conference hosted by UNSW, Michigan State University and Copenhagen Business School.

Paolo Quattrone is a Professor at the University of Manchester. Professor Quattrone has published widely on the interface between management control and information technologies (especially ERPs), the history of accounting and management practices and thinking, the diffusion of management solutions, and the managerialisation of higher education institutions.

His research appears in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work on the accounting and administrative practices in the Jesuit Order has been featured in the Financial Times.

As Fulbright New Century Scholar at the University of Stanford, he conducted research on changes in higher education and the university. Professor Quattrone also served on the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association for several years.

He is Associate Editor of The British Accounting Review and Critical Perspectives of Accounting and sits on the editorial boards of major academic journals such as Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accounboxility Journal, the Accounting Historians Journal and Organization.

More recently he teaches, consults, and researches in the area of Major programme Management, where he is developing a series of case studies on reporting, governance and leadership practices to address issues of risk and uncertainty in complex organizations for courses that he teaches at Oxford, and for the Major Projects Leadership Academy of the UK Cabinet.