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Angela Hecimovic

Angela Hecimovic


Lecturer

Rm 328
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 8614
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
angela.hecimovic@sydney.edu.au

Bio

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.

Publications

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

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

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

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

2011

4
Journal Article/s

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

5
Conference Paper/s

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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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

10
Report/s

Beck C, Crawford F, Hamilton-Jessop WM, Hecimovic A and Poullaos C 2011 '2010-2011 Business and Professional Ethics Group Report', The Business and Professional Ethics Group Link

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Martinov-Bennie N and Hecimovic A 2010 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management', Public Management Review, vol.12:4, pp. 549-65

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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

2009

4
Journal Article/s

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

5
Conference Paper/s

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

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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

2008

5
Conference Paper/s

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 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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 Link

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