MCom (UNE), LLM (TJSL), MBA (Macq), PhD (Syd), Dip Fin Mkts (SIA), MFP, CPA, CA, FFin, FTIA, FAICD
Director of Admissions, Associate Professor
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW Australia 2006
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Nigel Finch is an Associate Professor in Accounting and researches in the areas of creative accounting, security valuation, mining, asset impairment, and financial disclosures made under the application of fair value accounting principles.
In particular, his research has examined the contemporary practice of goodwill impairment testing under IFRS, and the compliance quality of the underlying assumptions and resulting financial disclosures. In this area, he has completed a PhD in Business Law and published more than 50 scholarly articles contributing to the debate on accounting quality in jurisdictions that have adopted IFRS. He is also an experienced supervisor of higher degree research students and has, inter alia, supervised three doctoral and over 30 honours and master's theses.
He is an academic member of the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre with considerable experience in the areas of business regulation and economic development across Asian and emerging economies. His expertise in this domain has been recognised with a number of prestigious research grants funding more than $1.2 million in programs including initiatives to improve transparency and accountability in Mongolia and improving franchise development in emerging ASEAN nations (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam).
Nigel Finch is the founding editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance which commenced publication in 2006 and was awarded a B quality ranking by the ARC in the 2010 ERA ranked journal list. He is also a co-author of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Pearson Education, 2010), Best Practices in Management Accounting (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Contemporary Issues in Mining: Leading Practice in Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
He is the Director of Admissions at the University of Sydney Business School, overseeing the School's recruitment strategies and admissions processes across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Prior to joining the University of Sydney Business School, he was a lecturer in management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), where he was also Director of Admissions and a Visiting Fellow.
Prior to joining academia, he worked as a financial controller for both public and private companies, operating in the manufacturing, entertainment, media and financial services industries, and subsequently as an investment manager specialising in Australian growth stocks for institutional investment funds.
Dr Nigel Finch is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Adviser and an adviser to several businesses and industry groups in Australia and Asia. He is a member of the Business Council of Mongolia, the peak advocacy group promoting increased trade and investment in Mongolia, an associate director at corporate advisory firm Beerworth + Partners, and a director of several private companies. He is an appointed member of CPA Australia's International Advisory Committee advising their board of directors on international strategy including the development of CPA Australia's reputation, brand and membership outside Australia.
His academic qualifications include degrees in accounting, business and law and a doctorate in business law. His professional qualifications include membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance
- Journal of Intellectual Capital
- Managerial Finance
- Market Integrity
- Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting
- The Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research
- The Journal of Law and Financial Management
- Managerial Auditing Journal
- Journal of Intellectual Capital
- Australian Accounting Review
Australia to play key role in mining law reform 13 May 2013
The Myanmar Times
Associate Profesoor Nigel Finch has written an article for the Myanmar Times on the topic of mining law reform.
Mongolia's looming budget crisis 29 Apr 2013
Mongolian Economy magazine has published an op-ed by Dr Nigel Finch on Mongolia???s budget crisis.
Lloyd's List Australia
Lloyd's List Australia has interviewed Associate Professor Nigel Finch at the University of Sydney Business School, on the federal government's drive to break into and expand in Myanmar as an emerging market.
Board members need to do their homework 02 May 2012
Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review has interviewed Nigel Finch, senior lecturer in the discipline of accounting at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding his opinion that a company director must understand how foreign exchange works, literally and conceptually.
Business Council of Mongolia
The Business Council of Mongolia NewsWire has reported on the University of Sydney Business School winning a prestigious AusAID research grant that will see it export its capability- building expertise in Mongolia. Lead grant researcher Dr Nigel Finch and Professor Andrew Terry comment on Mongolia's contribution to economic growth in North Asia.
The Activity objective is to support and encourage the orderly development of franchising, thereby promoting the growth of SMEs in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Specifically, the Activity aims to: 1) develop appropriate policy measures to encourage SME franchise development within the specified ASEAN countries; 2) develop guidelines to encourage inter-ASEAN franchising through a regional strategy; and 3) build capabilities within each of the specified ASEAN countries to support the institutional, regulatory, financial and operational frameworks necessary to promote, develop and sustain intra- and inter-country franchising.
AusAID Public Sector Linkage Program
The project aims to enhance sustainable economic growth in Mongolia by improving transparency and accountability in the country's public sectors, especially those operating in the extractive, mining services and agricultural sectors of the economy. Specifically, the project aims to: 1) build the capabilities of individual regulators and their institutions in the areas of financial and non-financial disclosures; 2); develop a locally contextualised best-practice framework for disclosure by public institutions designed to improve the transparency of key public institutions and their operations; and 3) design systems for the aggregation and dissemination of public sector performance that conform with international best-practice.
AusAID Public Sector Linkage Program
- Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
- Debt and Equity Funding in Emerging Markets
- Asset and Security Valuation
- Goodwill Impairment Testing
- Corporate Finance
Recent Units Taught
Dr Nigel Finch talks about the Financial Management module in the MBA program.
Dr Nigel Finch discusses the Resources Super Profit Tax
Dr Nigel Finch discusses the implication of the Gillard government's carbon price and how it will affect consumers.