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Business School appoints new Director of Admissions

31 Aug 2012

The University of Sydney Business School has appointed Associate Professor Nigel Finch to the newly created position of Director of Admissions.

As Director of Admissions, Dr Finch, who is currently on the staff of the Discipline of Accounting, will be responsible for the Business School's recruitment strategy.

The Dean of the Business School, Professor Geoffrey Garrett, described the new role as a "leadership position which will have a significant impact on the School's future".

"I am pleased to announce Dr Finch's appointment," Professor Garrett said. "As Director of Admissions he will be working from the ground up on the development of a recruitment and admissions infrastructure for the School." 

At the Business School, Dr Finch, who is also Academic Director of the Master of Management and CEMS MIM, has conducted valuable research in the areas of creative accounting, security valuation, mining, asset impairment, and financial disclosures.

His expertise in financial disclosure has been recognised through an appointment to the Examining Committee for the Australasian Reporting Awards, an independent not-for-profit organisation encouraging improved quality in financial and business reporting in Australasia.

Dr Finch is also an academic member of the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre and has considerable experience in business regulation and economic development across Asian. Earlier this year, he was given a significant grant to conduct a two-year program aimed at enhancing economic growth in Mongolia.

Dr Finch is the founding editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance.