All accounting graduates from all types of higher education institutions in Australia should meet or exceed nationally agreed learning outcomes, according to accounting lecturers from across the nation who met at The University of Western Australia last week.
The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.
At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.
Popular thought dictates that accountants spend their days hiding in small offices and crunching endless numbers. However, according to Professor Phil Hancock from The University of Western Australia Business School, this is a stereotype that just doesn't hold true any more.
He's not alone. A group of researchers from five Australian universities, led by Professor Hancock and supported by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), has compiled a report entitled ‘Accounting for the Future: More Than Numbers.'