H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Angela Hecimovic is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree (1st Class Honours) from The University of Sydney and is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy titled "The Evolution of the Sustainability Assurance Framework and Methodology in a Specific Australian Organisational Context".
Prior to joining academia in 2003, Angela worked in the Telecommunications industry in various roles including business analyst, team leader and ACD Specialist. She has previously worked as an Auditor with Coopers and Lybrand (PwC) in the finance area. Angela is the current General Convenor of the Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG), and an active member of the Sustainable Management of Organisations Group (SMOG). Her strong communication skills are demonstrated in numerous accolades received for her teaching, including a Dean's Citation in Tutoring in 2010 and 2011 and nominations for the Faculty's 'Wayne Lonergan' teaching awards from 2003-2010, and was the recipient of the Honours Award 2008. Angela was also awarded the 2011 AFAANZ Scholarship for her PhD research.
'A good teacher is someone who teaches not only with mind, but also with the heart' - this sums up Angela's dedicated teaching style.
PhD Research Abstract
This is a longitudinal study (2-3 years) exploring the emergence and evolution in auditing and assurance of Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR). The issues investigated include; the corporate processes and dynamics in developing the assurance framework, the content of assurance reports, perceived credibility of assurance practices, the emergence and legitimisation of professional assurance providers and the role and extent of stakeholder accountability. These issues are critical in understanding how the assurance profession is evolving in Australia and in informing the future trends in this growing area. This study will specifically examine the development of the Organisation's assurance framework and methodology. Given the current stage of the development of the Organisation's assurance practices, 'testing' and 'refining' of these during the initial audits, this presents a unique opportunity to observe and document the evolving Organisation's audit methodology and assurance practices.
Hossain M, Hecimovic A and Aklema L 2015 Forthcoming 'Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Reporting Practices from an Emerging Mobile Telecommunications Market', Australian Accounting Review
Egan M, Murthy V and Hecimovic A 2014 'Seeking to integrate ethical teachings from the Dalai Lama in the workplace', 4th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd December 2014
Hecimovic A and Martinov Bennie N 2013 'Insights into Audit Report Development within Natural Resource Management Assurance', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference AFAANZ 2013, Perth, Australia, 9th July 2013
Hecimovic A 2011 'Article Review: Stakeholder Inclusivity in Social and Environmental Report Assurance', The Journal of The Centre of Social and Environmental Accounting Research, vol.31:1, pp. 97
Hecimovic A and Martinov-Bennie N 2011 'The Differential Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards', Australian Accounting Review, vol.21:2, pp. 183-92
Hecimovic A and O'Neill S 2011 'Are Corporate Social Disclosures Material to Auditors/Assurors? Evidence from Annual and Sustainability Reports', 23rd International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2011, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, 9th September 2011
Beck C, Hecimovic A and O'Neill S 2011 'Independent Assurance of Corporate Social Disclosure: Producing “Certificates of Comfort” or Enhancing Credibility?', Proceedings of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia, 5th July 2011
Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Guthrie J 2011 'Assurance Of Environmental Management: An Audit Framework', XV IRSPM Conference on Value, Innovation and Partnership, Dublin, Ireland, 13th April 2011
Martinov-Bennie N and Hecimovic A 2010 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management', Public Management Review, vol.12:4, pp. 549-65
Martinov-Bennie N and Hecimovic A 2010 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010
Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2010 'The Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards on Small, Medium and Large Audit Firms', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6th July 2010
Hecimovic A 2009 'Article Review: Perceived Stakeholder Influences and Organisations’ use of environmental audits', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.29:1, pp. 33
Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2009 'The Force of Law: Australian Auditing Standards and Their Impact on the Auditing Profession', Australian Accounting Review, vol.19:1, pp. 1-10
Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Guthrie J 2009 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management: Environmental Audit Framework', 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not For Profit Organisations SMOG 2009, University of Bologna, Forli, Italy, 3rd July 2009
Martinov-Bennie N, Hecimovic A and Roebuck P 2009 'The Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards on Small, Medium and Large Audit Firms', 21st Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues 2009, Las Vegas, United States, 25th November 2009
Martinov-Bennie N, Roebuck P and Hecimovic A 2008 'The Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards and their Impact on the Auditing Profession', 2008 AFAANZ/IAAER Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8th July 2008
Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2008 'The Introduction of Legally Enforceable Auditing Standards and their Impact on the Auditing Profession in Australia', 20th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Paris, France, 12th November 2008
Recent Units Taught
2015: Semester 1 , 2014: Semester 2 , Semester 1 ,
ACCT6007 Contemporary Issues in Auditing
2015: Semester 1 , 2014: Semester 2 , Semester 1 ,