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Eric Clubb

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BEc, MCom(UWS); MComLaw (Macq); GradCertPTT (Newcastle); FCPA; CA

Rm 333
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 9036 7813


Eric is currently completing his PhD in the areas of taxation and auditing, with key focus on the impact of the draft Tax Agents Services Bill on the relationship between the Accounting Profession and the Australian Taxation Office in Australia. Eric is also a Fellow at the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Eric joins the Discipline Accounting at The University of Sydney following appointments as lecturer at the University of Newcastle (two and a half years) and the Australian Catholic University (one and a half years).

Eric has 15 years professional experience in chartered accountancy and has served an equal length of time in commerce working in in the areas of maritime transport, professional legal services, hospitality, medical publications and public relations. He held positions of Financial Director and Company Secretary in organisations across these industries.

At the "Research for Progress" World Business Research Conference Dubai, UAE  21 - 22 April 2014, Eric presented his current research on the Accounting Profession's requirement to act in the "public interest".

The research used the delivery of taxation services to clients as its focus.

The paper was presented in the accounting stream of that conference and was subsequently judged by the scientific committee as an outstanding paper in that discipline steam.  As a result the paper given the "Best Paper" award for the accounting stream at this international conference.

The Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching

On 7th September 2016 Eric Clubb was awarded the Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching for the 2016 academic year by the Dean of the University of Sydney Business School Professor Greg Whitwell. This prestigious award recognises the outstanding contribution by an academic staff member of the Business School to sustained innovation and quality teaching in the Business School. The award recognises Eric’s innovations and quality teaching in auditing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The award is a highly competitive and only one such award is granted each year. The Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching brings with it a cash prize of $10,000 to assist the awardee to further develop quality teaching strategies for the future.

Newsroom articles

  • Global Tax Havens 26 Feb 2013

    Radio 2SER

    Radio 2SER has interviewed Eric Clubb, Accounting Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School, re global tax havens and how they work.

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Conference Paper/s

Clubb E 2017 'Shifting the accounting profession’s engagement with the “public interest”', 40th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Valencia, Spain, 12th May 2017


Conference Paper/s

Clubb E 2014 'Government regulation to enhance the Accounting Profession's focus on the "Public Interest" for professional service delivery', World Business Research Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2014


Conference Paper/s

Clubb E and O'Connell B 2012 'Can the Ethical Standards of the Accounting Profession in the Delivery of Taxation Services be Improved by Legislation Enacted to Increase Professional Accountability - An Australian Focus', American Accounting Association 17th Annual Ethics Research Symposium, Washington, D.C., United States, 6th August 2012


Conference Paper/s

Clubb E 2011 'The accountability perception between the Australian National Taxation and Registration Authorities and Registered Tax Agents: an Australian Perspective', 12th Asian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conference 2011, Bali, Indonesia, 12th October 2011

Clubb E 2011 'The potential shift in Performance and Policy accountability requirements of the Professional Accounting Bodies in the delivery of taxation services: An Australian Case Study', Accounting and Audit Convergence 2011, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 23rd September 2011

Clubb E and O'Connell B 2011 'A Professional Accountant’s Judgement Dilemma: Does Due Equate With Reasonable Care', 2nd International Accounting and Business Conference IABC 2011 - "Achieving Excellence Through Innovative Practices in a Global Environment", Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 17th February 2011


Conference Paper/s

Clubb E, O’Connell B and Taylor D 2010 'Discharge of Performance Accountability under Australian Income Tax Legislation', 7th International Accounting Conference AACF 2010 - "Relationship between Law and Accounting under the Recent Developments", Istanbul, Turkey, 15th October 2010

Clubb E 2010 'The accounting profession’s perceptions of their performance accountability following the introduction of the Tax Agents Services Act (2009) Cth', Accounting & Finance Associations of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2nd July 2010


Conference Proceeding/s

Clubb E 2008 'Current Status of the Draft Tax Agents Services Bill', Australian Tax Teachers Association Conference, 25th January 2008

Recent Units Taught

  • ACCT3014 Auditing and Assurance

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S1, S2,