The 2021 AFAANZ Virtual Conference

The week starting on 5 July

AFAANZ supports a number of activities each year, two of our most important events are our annual conference and doctoral symposium.

Call for Papers

The 2021 AFAANZ Conference organised by the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) will be held online in the week starting on 5 July 2021.

AFAANZ is devoted to a very broad spectrum of accounting and finance research and we welcome innovative research approaches as well as those that are well established. Papers are invited in the broad areas of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, accounting information systems, accounting education, ethics, corporate social responsibility, tax and related fields. All papers will be subject to blind peer review. AFAANZ encourages new and developing researchers to attend the conference. This year we will again extend a discount to first time AFAANZ conference attendees and full time higher degree research students.

The two plenary speakers at the conference will be:

  •  Gary Monroe, Professor of Accounting, University of New South Wales

  •  Phillip Stocken, Jack Byrne Professor of Accounting, Dartmouth College

Guidelines for Submission

Papers can be submitted at  from the start of December 2020.

Papers will only be considered if at least one author is an individual member of AFAANZ. AFAANZ members also enjoy a reduced registration fee for the conference. Alternatively, an AUD$50 submission fee can be paid HERE

Submission Date

Papers must be submitted by Monday, 8 February 2021, 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Standard Time. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.


Email notification of the outcome of submissions is expected to be sent to the submitting author by early April 2021.


Any enquiries regarding the submission process for papers may be directed to:

Nicola Beatson and Yaowen Shan at


AFAANZ 60th Anniversary from Conference Manager on Vimeo.

The 2020 conference was held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  The Board wishes to thank the 530 AFAANZ members who attended the event to make it our best ever attended conference. The program that lists all presentations is available HERE.

Congratulations to all the award winners at the conference.  A list of all winners and categories are available HERE.

Below are the links to the main presentations:


The New Normal – The Future is Here

Threats to the Accounting Profession


Professor Christine Brown

Tax-driven Off-Market Buybacks (TOMBs): Time to Lay Them to Rest

Professor Ann Tarca

Digital Reporting: Questions for practitioners, standard setters and researchers

Panel Sessions

The Changing Information and Communication Technology Environment and Implications for Education

Research opportunities amidst COVID-19

Developing Resources for Work-Ready Accountants

AASB accounting standards education update

IASB update