The Accounting Education Special Interest Group are a community of like-minded individuals coming together from academia, industry and the accounting profession to collaborate, share and co-create. We aim to improve the quality of accounting education, especially through the development of relevant and innovative curricula, placing a renewed emphasis on effective instruction in accounting programs.

We aim to bring together Australasia's leading Accounting Educators and Researchers in one of the largest communities outside the US.


"The Sustainability in and of Accounting" program is available HERE


Saturday 29th June 2024

8.30 am – 5.30 pm

In Conjunction with the 2024 AFAANZ Annual Conference

Venue: Cordis Hotel, Auckland

Join us at Cordis in Auckland, New Zealand to participate in a symposium on accounting education that celebrates best practice education and research through a program of papers, panel sessions and presentations by academics and industry.

This year the symposium will engage attendees with the theme ‘Sustainability in and of Accounting’. We invite applicants to explore this theme broadly, including sustainability in accounting, the sustainability of accounting, sustainable accounting education and more.

We invite presentations on topics such as:

  • Developing awareness of environmental, social and governance impacts on organisations and implications for teaching and learning.
  • Aligning sustainability principles and practices with teaching and learning.
  • Responsibilities for sustainability in and of accounting education.
  • The impact of educational practices on the sustainability of accounting education.
  • Measuring sustainability in and of accounting.
  • The views of sustainability in and of accounting viewed from an institutional and/or student perspective.
  • How the accounting profession and industry expectations influence sustainability in accounting curriculum.

The Committee invites contributions to the symposium in the form of research papers, workshop sessions (including the resources workshop outlined below) from educators, industry members and professional bodies. All submissions are in the form of a short 400-word abstract, which will be peer reviewed.

In developing your abstract please include the following points

  • Session type  
  • Project Title       
  • Authors and affiliations
  • Purpose of the study    
  • Research design       
  • Key research questions
  • Key findings     
  • Contribution of the study

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet to discuss ideas, share best practice and suggest directions for future research, we are continuing our usual sessions:

  • Research papers. You are welcome to submit working papers of your research in progress.
  • Resources Workshop. Do you have any interesting videos, YouTube clips, music, videos, artefacts
  • relevant to accounting and the symposium’s themes? We’d like to know. You will be asked to
  • showcase your resource in this session. 
  • Student Engagement Strategies. Share new and innovative learning and teaching strategies with the accounting education audience.
  • Engaging Emerging Scholars in the Education. HoD nominations for HDR students engaged in Accounting Education PhD Research and Scholarship. Students will be asked to discuss their
  • research, the highlights and journey. Send an expression of interest to the committee if you would
  • like one of your students to be a part of this session. A modest degree of funding to attend is available. 
  • Professional Development Session. Special guests will be announced on a rolling basis up to the symposium date.

Submissions, nominations, and expressions of interest should be made electronically. At the time of submission, please indicate which of the above five categories your abstract responds to. For further information or to make a submission please email

Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Accepted students and presenters will have their symposium fee covered.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 22 April 2024. Earlier submission is encouraged.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 8 May 2024 and will be required to notify us of their intention to attend and present by 17 May 2024.

We look forward to meeting you all in Auckland for what promises to be an engaging and invigorating experience.

The SIG5 Committee:

Ellinor Allen, Leopold Bayerlein, Scott Copeland, Ellie Chapple, Victoria Clout, Matt Dyki, Kimberly Ferlauto, Hoa Luong, Nick McGuigan, Brendan O’Connell, Lisa Powell, Maggie Singorahardjo, Bernadette Smith, Meredith Tharapos, Paul Wells and Amanda White 



To become a member of the Accounting Education SIG you will first need to become a member of AFAANZ, The fee for AFAANZ membership is AU$137.50 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$125 for applicants residing outside Australia. Note that membership is based on a calendar year.

The fee for the Accounting Education SIG is AU$22 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$20 for applicants residing outside Australia. Click on the purchase button to gain access to this SIG. You may also "Join this Group" further below to be keep up to date with the latest news and events.


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