The AFAANZ mission is to promote and maintain excellence in the fields of pedagogy, practice, and policy in accounting, finance, and other related subjects through the development of teaching and research in Australia and New Zealand. The 2022 conference is an opportunity to advance this mission and to showcase the skills and contributions of our diverse membership.

AFAANZ Conference

The AFAANZ Board wishes to thank our AFAANZ Members for reconnecting at the conference in Melbourne. We had 284 in-person and 115 online members and exhibitors register for our event over the 3 days, capped off with the final dinner at Crown Promenade. The conference had a plethora of highlights, including two highly engaging keynotes from Professors Wai-Fong Chua and Stephen Penman, numerous informative panels and sponsor keynotes, and 180 presentations from AFAANZ members.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, our Gold Sponsor: CPA Australia and our Bronze Sponsor MYOB for their support and contribution to the conference.


Congratulations goes to Dr Paul Wells who received the Outstanding Contribution to Accounting & Finance Education Award.  Congratulations also to Millicent Chang, Jac Birt, Charles de Villiers, Deryl Northcott and Robyn Moroney who were awarded Fellowship Membership of AFAANZ for their continuous contributions to AFAANZ. The Peter Brownell Manuscript Award winners Steven Cahan, Li Chen and Chen Chen; the A&F Journal Finance Manuscript Award to Xiangxi Tang, Jing Shi, Jianlei Han, Ao Shu & Fulong Xiao; and Attila Balogh who won the Best PhD Award.  Also, congratulations to the Best Paper Award winners and also the Outstanding Reviewers Award winners.  All winners and categories are listed HERE.  AFAANZ research grants were also announced, click HERE to view the grant recipients by Institutional Member Universities.


Conference photos can be viewed HERE


As our main sessions were recorded; the sponsor keynotes, plenary sessions and panel sessions are available to be viewed below:


Stephen Penman plenary: "Accounting for Uncertainty"


Wai-Fong Chua plenary: "Engaged Research:  Engaging with Matters that Matter"

Karen McWilliams CA ANZ Plenary: “The evolution of the accounting profession as sustainability becomes business as usual” and

CA ANZ panel: "Purpose or perish: where is accounting researchers’ real world impact?"

CPA Australia keynote:  "Designing an effective ESG response: Strategies and lessons learnt from CPA Australia’s ESG journey so far"


MYOB panel:  "Digitising Business and Accounting with MYOB"



We hope you're all looking forward to Gold Coast 2023 beginning on Sunday July 2 to Tuesday July 4!


If you have any queries, please email info@afaanz.org


AFAANZ 60th Anniversary from Conference Manager on Vimeo.