AFAANZ is the premier body representing the interests of accounting and finance academics and other persons interested in accounting and finance education and research in Australia and New Zealand. The Association was established in 1960 and in 2020, it celebrated its 60th Anniversary.
The current name of the association was adopted in 2002 replacing the name Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) and the Australian Association of University Teachers in Accounting (AAUTA). Its current membership base of 840 members is drawn from the following areas:
- Academics from the Higher Education Sector
- Australian and New Zealand Universities
- Accounting and Finance Industry Professionals
- Others (The general public with an interest in Accounting and Finance Disciplines)