The Discipline of Accounting within the University of Sydney Business School is home to a vibrant and diverse community of internationally recognised scholars. The Discipline received the top rating of 5 for its research output in the latest 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation program - placing it well above world standard.
This was achieved through the publishing of high level research in leading international journals and through the administration of several international accounting journals.
The University of Sydney was one of only three Australian universities to receive this ranking for its accounting research in the areas of accounting auditing and accountability. Read more.
The Discipline undertakes research on fundamental issues of accounting affecting the business community and regulatory authorities. In particular our research focus embraces:
The critical mass and relevance of our research agenda is reflected in our involvement in several major Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage projects, and in our substantial research consultancies with industry and government, as well as our active engagement with professional practice. As mentioned earlier the Discipline is also home to several well known and highly rated international accounting journals: Abacus; and the Australian Accounting Review. Each of the journals make a distinctive contribution to accounting theory and practice in the international arena.
In addition, many staff have authored scholarly books which have been published by major international publishing houses, as well as several leading textbooks in accounting.