The Accounting Standards Special Interest Group (SIG 3) aims to develop a supportive environment for accounting academics in Australia and New Zealand who are engaged in, or wish to engage in financial reporting and other financial accounting research and/or teaching. The SIG 3 aims to support research, education and foster relationships with practice in order to improve the contribution of academics to the financial reporting and more broad financial accounting areas. Members may include those with interests in all aspects of financial accounting but with a focus on financial reporting, whether in private, public or not-for-profit sectors.
The Accounting Standards Special Interest Group was established in 1995 and currently has approximately 70 members. SIG 3 membership is open to all accounting academics and PhD accounting students.
To become a member of the Accounting Standards 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 Accounting Standards SIG is AU$11 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$10 for applicants residing outside Australia. If you are already a member of AFAANZ and would like to join the Accounting Standards SIG, then please email Phil Hancock at
Each year the SIG holds a Symposium prior to the AFAANZ Conference. The SIG Annual General Meeting is held at the conclusion of the Symposium. The 2012 Symposium will be held on Saturday 30 June in Melbourne.
The symposium examines current financial reporting issues. Contributions to the symposium in the form of papers that address the current issues or other topics related to financial reporting standards and regulation are invited from emerging and established accounting academics. Papers that are to be presented in a concurrent session or forum of the AFAANZ conference are not eligible for presentation at the Accounting Standards Special Interest Group Symposium. The deadline for the submission of paper is 20 April, 2012. All submissions should be made electronically.
Financial Reporting, Regulation and Governance (FRRaG) is an electronic journal only available on the Curtin Business School website. It is directed at accounting academics and professionals who have an interest in financial reporting, regulation and corporate governance issues. The journal currently holds a C ranking on the Australian Business Deans Council List. FRRaG seeks to provide a forum for academics, standard-setters, regulators and practising accountants, and encourages research in the areas of financial reporting and corporate governance that impacts on the financial reporting community in Australia and overseas.
The objective of the journal is to publish in electronic form high quality articles that contribute to the advancement of knowledge, thought and debate on issues of financial reporting practice and regulation, and the interface of financial reporting with governance of private for-profit and not-for-profit entities and public sector bodies. The journal has two sections:
The FRRaG journal (ISSN 1449-2318), is hosted by the School of Accounting, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, at: http://www.business.curtin.edu.au/business/research/journals-published-by-cbs/financial-reporting-regulation-and-governance
Chair (Aus) Phil Hancock
Vice-Chair (NZ) Tony van Zijl
Secretary Bryan Howieson
Journal Editor Janice Loftus
Membership Tracy Artiach
For more information on the Accounting Standards SIG 3, including joining the SIG, please contact:
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