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Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG6)

Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Accounting (PSNFPA) Special Interest Group (SIG6)

 

AIMS

The Special Interest Groups (SIG's) of AFAANZ provide a valuable service to members through the recognition and facilitation of the special interests of members. The mission of the Public Sector and Not-for-Profit (PSNFPA) is to provide services to members that enhance the interaction among those with common specialist interests to assist in the fulfilment of the mission of AFAANZ.

Members of the PSNFPA comprise experienced and well-published academics, early and mid-career academics and higher degree research students. Members include those with interests in all aspects of accounting, accountability, auditing, governance, and performance management in public and not-for-profit sectors.

The aims of the public sector and not-for-profit accounting (PSNFPA) Special Interest Group are:

  •  To facilitate research by its members into public sector and not-for-profit accounting via peer review of research grants applications.

  • To provide services to members that enhance interaction among those with public sector and not-for-profit interests through face-to-face meetings, e-mails, electronic publications and other activities.

  • To provide research development and academic support to members through peer review of their working papers for journal submissions.

  • To help establish links with academics, practitioners and institutions, locally and internationally, with similar interests.

  • To assist the AFAANZ annual doctoral colloquium initiative by encouraging public sector and not-for-profit HDR students to attend the AFAANZ colloquium.

  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims.

 

MEMBERSHIP

To become a member of the PSNFPA SIG you will first need to become a member of AFAANZ.

 

The fee for AFAANZ membership is AU$132 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$120 for applicants residing outside Australia.

 

More information and online membership is available at http://www.afaanz.org/afaanz-membership

 

Note that membership is based on a calendar year. The fee for the PSNFPA SIG is AU$22 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$20 for applicants residing outside Australia.

 

If you are already a member of AFAANZ and would like to join the PSNFPA SIG, then please email Professor Zahirul Hoque at z. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Professor Zahirul Hoque – Chair

Professor of Accounting, La Trobe Business School

Executive Director, Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

La Trobe University, Bundoora Vic 3086

Tel + 61 3 9479 3433; Fax: + 613 9479 3047

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www.latrobe.edu.au/cpsgap

 

 Professor Helen Irvine – Deputy Chair

Chair, School of Accounting Research Committee

QUT Business School/ School of Accounting

QUT, Brisbane, QLD

Tel + 61 7 3138 2856

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Dr Joanne Lye - Secretary

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Department of Accounting and Finance

Monash University

Caulfield VIC 3145

Tel +61 3 9902 2390

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OUR INAUGRAL MEETING

The meeting was held on Saturday 30 June 2012 at the 2012 AFAANZ conference venue "Crown Promenade" in Melbourne at 14:00.

 

Speaker:

 

Mr Des Pearson, Auditor-General, Victorian Audit Office, Melbourne

 

Title:

Changing service delivery modes – Implications for Public Sector Audit

 

In his presentation, Mr Pearson canvassed developments in revising audit legislation to address the erosion of mandate associated with outsourcing elements of service delivery. Access to information and assets of the state in the hands of private providers is required to enable public officials to continue to be held to account for overall program delivery. He also covered developments related to COAG arrangements where we are moving to a more collaborative audit approach, across jurisdiction.

 

CONTACT

For more information on the PSNFPA SIG, including joint the SIG, please contact:  

Professor Zahirul Hoque at the above address.

 

 Second Annual Meeting and Symposium

 Our second annual meeting was held at the 2013 AFAANZ Conference venue in Perth, Western Australia, as detailed below:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: AGM and Plan for 2014

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Practitioner- Academic Forum

Topic: "Integrity Co-ordination In Western Auatralia"

2pm - Welcome & Brief Overview of Session Professor David Gilchrist, Curtin Business School

2.05pm - First Speaker - Mr Colin Murphy PSM, Auditor General for Western Australia

2.25pm - Second Speaker - Mr Chris Field, Ombudsman

2.45pm - Third Speker - Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner

3.05pm - Round Table Discussion

3.30pm - Close

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Afternoon tea/coffee

Venue: Conference venue room Botanical 2.

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

SIG 6 Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Accounting

HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH STUDENTS COLLOQUIUM

INVITATION

The AFAANZ SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP 6 invites higher degree research students who are working on the public sector and not-for-profits fields to attend its first Colloquium, which will be organised in Melbourne in association with La Trobe University’s Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance (CPSGAP).

Date: Tuesday 26th November 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00pm (followed by dinner at 6:00 pm)

Location: La Trobe University City Campus, Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, Teaching Room 4.

Registration Cost: Complimentary

Submission of proposal: By Friday 8th of November 2013

Notification of acceptance: By Friday 15th November 2013

Registration: By Monday 20th November 2013

Best presentation award: One $300 plus a certificate

Key moderators:

  • Professor Lee Parker, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Professor Helen Irvine, QUT, Brisbane
  • Professor Manzurul Alam, Murdoch University, Perth
  • Professor Zahirul Hoque, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Robert Nyamori, La Trobe University

Please submit:

A 2-3 pages proposal that should contain: a) your full name and contact details; b) research aims, importance and contributions, c) Theoretical basis, d) Research method, e) Findings/outcomes (if available); and milestone

For more information, please contact:

Prof Zahirul Hoque, SIG 6 Chair (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof Helen Irvine, Deputy Chair, SIG 6 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr Joanne Lye, Secretary, SIG6 (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For further details, visit:

http://www.afaanz.org/sigs