Accounting information systems

An accounting information system generally refers to a computer-based method for tracking accounting activity. It is a system used for collecting, verifying, storing, processing and reporting financial and accounting data that is used by decision makers.

Our primary research strength in accounting information systems involves investigation of the relationship between business, including the functional area of accounting, and information technology.

Our research in this area includes empirical and practice-based investigations. In particular we look at the convergence of information technologies with business processes, business models, knowledge and governance.

Areas of focus include: 

  • exploration of the governance of technology
  • strategic deployment of inter-organisational systems
  • risk management and internal controls in the context of business processes and systems
  • business process modelling
  • marketplace and business simulation
  • measurement of the behavioural usage of information technology 

Current projects include:

  • Role of risk representation in performance measurement systems
  • Risk and its management in a business/technology context
  • Business-to-employee portal user satisfaction
  • Governing enterprise IS for business value 
  • Business challenges regarding diffusion of business technologies
  • Human engagement with business systems.