AASB Virtual Research Forum

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) in conjunction with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), will be co-hosting the 2020 AASB Virtual Research Forum, where academics and financial reporting stakeholders from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors will come together to discuss the following three research projects:

1. Opening Remarks, Keynote Speaker, & Research Topic 1: The Use and Usefulness of Equity Accounting (9.00 am - 11.30 am)

  • Professor Michael Bradbury (Massey University)
  • Associate Professor Tom Scott (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Laura Mehnaz (Auckland University of Technology)


2. Research Topic 2: Implementing AASB 16 Leases: The Investor and Preparer Perspectives (11.45 am - 1.15 pm)

  • Professor Michael Davern (University of Melbourne)
  • Nikole Gyles (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Dean Hanlon (Monash University)

3. Closing Remarks, Keynote Speaker 2, & Research Topic 3: Are Accounting Standards Understandable? (2.15 pm - 4.45 pm)

  • Associate Professor Bryan Howieson (University of Adelaide)
  • Janice Loftus (University of Adelaide)
  • Sabine Schuhrer (University of Adelaide)

The 2020 AASB Virtual Research Forum will also include expert panel discussions, live audience Q&As, as well as special guest speaker Ann Tarca, from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), who will present an update about the IASB’s project pipeline.