Accounting Week Outstanding Alumni Awards
Accounting Week kicks off on Monday 29 July, with accounting students, undergraduates, postgraduates, professionals and alumni converging on Monash Business School’s campuses for activities and events that run until Thursday 1 August 2019.
Each year the Department of Accounting celebrates and recognises the achievements of its talented alumni through the presentation of Outstanding Alumni Awards – one to an industry practitioner and one to an academic, both of whom have made significant and sustained contributions to the accounting discipline.
Accounting Head of Department, Professor Carla Wilkin, says both winners have contributed substantially to the accounting discipline.
“The Outstanding Alumni Awards are in recognition of exceptional achievement and outstanding success in the accounting field,” she says.
At the Accounting Week launch event, awards will be presented to the winners Kim Langfield-Smith and Warren McGregor.
“We hold this event to promote the profession, engage with industry and alumni, and students studying accounting at school and university,” Professor Wilkin says.
Kim Langfield-Smith is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Accounting, Monash Business School, and Senior Advisor at Nous Group, as well as a Principle of Langfield-Smith Consulting. She was formerly Vice-Provost (Academic Performance), reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President and part of the Monash University senior management team.
Emeritus Professor Langfield-Smith is known internationally for research in the area of management accounting, specifically performance measurement systems, management control systems and strategy. She has made important contributions to the field over the course of her career.
In 2014 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by COA Australia and in 2016 Life Membership of AFAANZ.
Warren McGregor undertakes consulting roles within Australian businesses through his role as Director of Stevenson McGregor, a high-quality provider of financial reporting and training with an extensive national and international clientele, and as a consultant to PwC.
As an inaugural member of International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) he has served as chairman of the strategy committee, Insurance Working Group.
The annual Accounting Week event is designed to improve the employability of students.