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Ronald Day

Ron Day

Senior Lecturer

Rm 312
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6492
Fax +61 2 9351 6638


Ron recently joined the Accounting discipline in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney in February 2007. Prior to this he has held academic positions at the University of Newcastle (1991-2001), Newcastle Graduate School of Business (2001-2003) and Macquarie University (2003-2006). In these positions he has taught a wide range of financial accounting units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and held significant administration responsibilities in managing postgraduate accounting programs.

His research interests include financial accounting issues, accounting standards and standard setting, public sector accounting, and accounting education. More specifically his current research interest, and PhD topic that he recently commenced is the impact and effect of the adoption of international financial reporting standards in the public sector in Australia. He has a number of published papers in international accounting journals including Abacas, British Accounting Review, Australian Research Journal, and Pacific Accounting Review. In addition, he has presented a number of papers at various international accounting conferences over the years.

Ron has extensive expertise and experience in teaching, having a first degree in education and wide experience in teaching and serving on teaching and learning committees and in administering programs of study. In 2005 he received a joint "Excellence in Education" award from Macquarie University for his part in initiating a new and highly successful Masters in Accounting (CPA Extension) program which involved significant and innovative curriculum development. Ron currently is involved in teaching ACCT 5001: Accounting Principles, where he is also involved in trialling a scaffolding literacy project for the faculty.

Finally, Ron has also contributed in a number of ways to external and professional bodies. For example, he has also been a member of CPA Australia since 1990 and a CPA since 1993, and has served a number of terms on the CPA University Liaison Committee for the NSW Divisional Council. He has also been a reviewer for a number of accounting journals and conference bodies, and an author of supplementary materials and test banks for several publishers. He has also been involved in developing and teaching a number of executive programs for various corporations and organisations.

Research Expertise

  • Accounting education
  • Accounting standards and standard setting
  • Financial accounting and reporting - theory, practice and regulations
  • Public sector accounting

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