AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium Program

The Association is proud of its tradition in promoting its annual Doctoral Symposium to those undertaking their PhD studies.

2021 Doctoral Symposium Program

Monday June 28 to Wedensday June 30, 2021

The objectives of the Symposium are to:

  • Enable you to present an overview of your research (as described below) in a constructive forum and to receive feedback from other doctoral students and leading faculty;

  • Guide you on the process for managing your thesis;

  • Offer advice as to how to improve the probability of publishing your research;

  • Enable you to provide constructive feedback to other doctoral students; and

  • Give you opportunities to interact with doctoral students from other universities and with leading faculty in accounting and finance.

Professor Gary Monroe's plenary address slides "Making Your Research Have Impact" is available HERE.

Useful Information in Managing your Thesis - This is a a compilation of advice and suggestions from doctoral students and faculty at recent symposia, and may be useful to new or intending doctoral students in accounting and finance.

See list of Doctoral Program Participants and Faculty since 1994 HERE.


2021 European Accounting Association

The AFAANZ Board may nominate a PhD student from Australia or New Zealand who has met the eligibility criteria stated below to attend as the AFAANZ representative at the EAA Doctoral Colloquium in Bucharest, Romania in May, 2020. Updates about whether the conference is to be held physically or virtually will be given as soon as possible. AFAANZ pays a fixed amount to participants to cover their airfare. It is expected that the nominee would have completed all necessary course work for the PhD and would have a reasonably well-developed dissertation proposal. Students accepted for the Colloquium will be required to prepare a short paper for presentation at the meeting. The Board’s decision on the AFAANZ nominated representative to the AAA will be announced in the first week in December.

The nominee for participation must:

  • Be a current student member of AFAANZ

  • Be enrolled full-time in PhD or DBA program in accounting and have progressed beyond their first year.

  • Have attended a past AFAANZ Symposium

Nominations in writing must reach the AFAANZ Office ( no later than Friday, 27 November 2020.

Applicants must submit an application package containing the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, including names of three academic referees, one of which is the applicant’s supervisor (one page);

  • Undergraduate results (including honours) and results relating to any coursework undertaken as a part of the doctoral program;

  • A maximum three-page abstract of the doctoral research currently being undertaken;

  • A personal statement expressing how the Consortium will benefit the applicant (one page); and

  • A questionnaire to be filled in by the main thesis advisor (see attached template).