Murray Wells was a Professor in Accounting with The University of Sydney from 1975-1996 and Dean of the Faculty of Economics & Business from 1988-1990. He was also the Foundation Director of The University of Sydney Graduate School of Business from 1988 to 1997. He still maintains regular contact with the Discipline of Accounting in a variety of roles, which include Emeritus Professor; Consulting Editor of the Abacus journal; Management Board member of the Australian Accounting Review journal; and active member of the Pacioli Society. His principal areas of interest include Accounting History, Financial and Cost Accounting Theory and Corporate Governance.
Professor Wells' present roles outside of The University of Sydney include Director, Channel 7; Executive Director, AusSchol Incorporated (Australia-wide scholarship fund); Director, Kaplan Education Australia P/L.