The Special Interest Groups (SIG's) of AFAANZ provide a valuable service to members through the recognition and facilitation of the special interests of members. The mission of the Public Sector and Not-for-Profit (PSNFPA) is to provide services to members that enhance the interaction among those with common specialist interests to assist in the fulfilment of the mission of AFAANZ.
Members of the PSNFPA comprise experienced and well-published academics, early and mid-career academics and higher degree research students. Members include those with interests in all aspects of accounting, accountability, auditing, governance, and performance management in public and not-for-profit sectors.
The aims of the public sector and not-for-profit accounting (PSNFPA) Special Interest Group are:
To facilitate research by its members into public sector and not-for-profit accounting via peer review of research grants applications.
To provide services to members that enhance interaction among those with public sector and not-for-profit interests through face-to-face meetings, e-mails, electronic publications and other activities.
To provide research development and academic support to members through peer review of their working papers for journal submissions.
To help establish links with academics, practitioners and institutions, locally and internationally, with similar interests.
To assist the AFAANZ annual doctoral colloquium initiative by encouraging public sector and not-for-profit HDR students to attend the AFAANZ colloquium.
To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims.
To become a member of the PSNFPA SIG you will first need to become a member of AFAANZ.
The fee for AFAANZ membership is AU$132 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$120 for applicants residing outside Australia.
More information and online membership is available at http://www.afaanz.org/afaanz-membership
Note that membership is based on a calendar year. The fee for the PSNFPA SIG is AU$22 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$20 for applicants residing outside Australia.
If you are already a member of AFAANZ and would like to join the PSNFPA SIG, then please email Professor Zahirul Hoque at z.
Professor Zahirul Hoque – Chair
Professor of Accounting, La Trobe Business School
Executive Director, Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
La Trobe University, Bundoora Vic 3086
Tel + 61 3 9479 3433; Fax: + 613 9479 3047
Professor Helen Irvine – Deputy Chair
Chair, School of Accounting Research Committee
QUT Business School/ School of Accounting
QUT, Brisbane, QLD
Tel + 61 7 3138 2856
Dr Joanne Lye - Secretary
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Department of Accounting and Finance
Caulfield VIC 3145
Tel +61 3 9902 2390
OUR INAUGRAL MEETING
The meeting was held on Saturday 30 June 2012 at the 2012 AFAANZ conference venue "Crown Promenade" in Melbourne at 14:00.
Mr Des Pearson, Auditor-General, Victorian Audit Office, Melbourne
Changing service delivery modes – Implications for Public Sector Audit
In his presentation, Mr Pearson canvassed developments in revising audit legislation to address the erosion of mandate associated with outsourcing elements of service delivery. Access to information and assets of the state in the hands of private providers is required to enable public officials to continue to be held to account for overall program delivery. He also covered developments related to COAG arrangements where we are moving to a more collaborative audit approach, across jurisdiction.
For more information on the PSNFPA SIG, including joint the SIG, please contact:
Professor Zahirul Hoque at the above address.
Second Annual Meeting and Symposium
Our second annual meeting will be held at the 2013 AFAANZ Conference venue in Perth, Western Australia, as detailed below:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: AGM and Plan for 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Practitioner- Academic Forum (To be advised soon)
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Afternoon tea/coffee
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Paper presentations by academic (To be advised soon).
Venue: Conference venue room Botanical 2.
Registration fee: Members $95.00; Non members $110.00
For further details email to
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