The Swinburne School of Business
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Professor Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swinburne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University. Prior to this appointment, she held the positions of Deputy Dean, Monash Business School at Monash University (2012-2016) and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University (2018-2012).
Keryn is active in several academic and professional organizations. As Vice President (Membership, formerly Education) of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research she sits as an official observer on the International Accounting Education Standards Board. Keryn is a former Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), former Vice President Monash Academic Board, and past board member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the recipient of a practitioner service award for her contributions to the Institute. Formerly a Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia, Keryn has also been a member of the CPA Australia national education accreditation board, special considerations committee and examination policy advisory committee.
Keryn’s research interests are in the financial accounting and water accounting area, specifically in relation to reporting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices and the economic consequences of regulation. She is also the co-author of a number of successful accounting textbooks, including Accounting for Decision Making.
Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ms. Schipper holds a BA degree from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Notre Dame University, the Norwegian School of Economics, Singapore Management University and the Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). She has also been a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.
Ms. Schipper has published research papers in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She is a frequent speaker on matters related to international accounting convergence, financial reporting standard setting and financial reporting quality. She has been named the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator and Distinguished International Lecturer, and has been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame. She has served the American Accounting Association as Director of Research, as President and as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. She is or has been a member of the governing boards of a public company, a mutual fund and a not-for-profit entity.
ESSEC Business School
3 Avenue Bernard Hirsch
95021 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex
Andrei Filip is Professor and Department Chair of the Accounting and Management Control department at ESSEC Business School. Before joining ESSEC, Andrei has been teaching financial accounting and financial analysis in Romania, Switzerland and Canada. Andrei’s main research interests are institutional settings and financial reporting quality. He has published in various international accounting journals (Contemporary Accounting Research, The International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, etc.) and he is currently an associate editor of Accounting in Europe.
Elizabeth A. Gordon
Fox School of Business and Management
339 Speakman Hall
1810 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Elizabeth Gordon is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Merves Scholar at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include international accounting and corporate governance investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, accounting restatements, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, market development and corporate disclosure. She has published her research in top journals in the field including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and The Accounting Review. She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Accounting Research andThe International Journal of Accounting. Dr. Gordon has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels, receiving a number of teaching awards. Experienced in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Gordon was an auditor with Price Waterhouse and interned at the Office of Management and Budget before entering academia. Prior to joining the Temple University, she served on the faculties at the University of Chicago and Rutgers University. Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University.
University of Edinburgh
Sebastian Hoffmann is a Lecturer in Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK), and a Research Professor of Accounting at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany). Since 2016, he serves as Vice President Communications on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).
Professor Hoffmann maintains an interdisciplinary research agenda in financial accounting with particular emphases on lobbying and accounting standard setting, IFRS accounting regulation and its implementation, and accounting in historical contexts. His research is published in leading international journals, such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
Email: Catherine.Edwards@ accaglobal.com
Initially qualifying as a teacher after graduating, Catherine switched paths to train, as an accountant, qualifying with ACCA whilst working in a mixed general practice. This training provided experience in many areas of accounting and tax, as well as audit of different sectors.
Once qualified, she returned to her educational roots and taught for over ten years, specialising in financial reporting and auditing subjects before coming to ACCA in 2005 as Head of Qualifications. Both her team and the scope of her role expanded over the years. Catherine became Director of Qualifications in 2012, managing development, content and production of all ACCA exams, including the introduction of online exams using word processing and spreadsheet tools, and the application of psychometrics in results. Additionally, she has led qualification related projects across different sectors for various markets worldwide.
In 2017 she was appointed to a new specialist global role at ACCA as Director of Skills and Assessment, with specific responsibility for Qualification performance and standards, as well as research into the needs of professional accountants. From 2017-2019, Catherine also served as a technical adviser on the IAESB (International Accounting Education Standards Board).
Cătălin Albu is Professor of Accounting with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. His research and teaching areas relate to the implementation of western-inspired techniques in emerging economies. Cătălin’s research has been recently published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Forum and Accounting and Business Research, among others. Cătălin is Associate Editor of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and member of the editorial board of Accounting Forum.
Elmar Venter is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests are the determinants and consequences of corporate reporting with a current focus on integrated reporting. He publishes in leading international journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; The International Journal of Accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Abacus; and Accounting and Finance.
Elizabeth Gammie is a Professor of Accounting at the Robert Gordon University where she is Head of the Aberdeen Business School. Under her leadership the School achieved AACSB accreditation and was recently named as the Times Higher Education 2020 Business School of the Year. She trained with Ernst and Whinney in the Aberdeen office and specialised in tax on qualification. She subsequently moved into academia and now has over 25 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector. Over the years she has developed her career by undertaking a part-time PhD, developing a very successful Accounting and Finance under-graduate degree, building a research portfolio, heading up the Department of Accounting and Finance and from 2016 taking on the role as Head of School. Her research interests have focussed on gender issues within the profession and professional accounting education and she has undertaken various funded research projects for bodies such as ICAS, CIMA, ACCA and IAAER. She has been involved with many ICAS Boards and Committees, including various stints on the local Area Committee, chaired the Student Education Committee, sat on the Qualification Board, the TPE Exam Board, the Technical Policy Board, the Audit Committee and perhaps most notably sat on ICAS Council for 6 years. She also served as a member on the International Accounting Education Standards Board for nearly 6 years and during this time was involved with many Task Forces including chairing the IES1 Implementation Taskforce. Elizabeth is currently a Trustee of the ICAS Foundation, a Trustee of the RDA Aberdeen group, a Governor of St Margaret’s School for Girls, has chaired the Grampian Area Committee since 2017 and was recently named as 2020 Business and Public Sector Woman of the year in the Women in Accounting and Finance Awards.
Dr. Donna L. Street
University of Dayton
Dr. Donna L. Street is Professor, Mahrt Chair in Accounting and Chairperson, Department of Accounting at the University of Dayton. She serves as Director of Research and Educational Activities of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) and previously served as the Association’s President, VP Research and VP Communications. She coordinates the IAAER KPMG research grant program to inform the IASB. Professor Street is a member of the UNCTAD-ISAR Accounting Research Network. Previously she served as President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and received the section’s Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award and its Service Award. Professor Street’s research focuses primarily on international financial reporting issues including compliance and segment reporting.
Vice Presidents At-Large
Teerooven (Teeven) Soobaroyen is a Professor of Accounting and Associate PhD Director for Accounting at Essex Business School, University of Essex, United Kingdom. He has a PhD from the University of Wales (Aberystwyth) and has held previous academic positions at Aberystwyth University, University of Southampton and the University of Mauritius. He has taught financial accounting and management accounting at undergraduate and at Masters/MBA level and has supervised to completion eleven PhD students. He has held various external examining positions for taught programmes and is currently the undergraduate accounting external examiner for Cardiff University and the MBA external examiner for the Open University of Mauritius. From 2016 to 2019, he was also the Head of the Accounting Group at Essex.
Teerooven’s research focuses on the interplay between accounting, accountability and governance and his work considers diverse empirical settings such as companies in developing/emerging economies (mainly in African settings), corporate foundations, charities, non-governmental organisations and higher education institutions. His work has been funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Mauritius Research Council, and the World Bank (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Program). He has published in internationally-rated journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Forum, International Journal of Accounting and Journal of Business Ethics. He is an Associate Editor of Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (SAMPJ), Editorial board member of Accounting Forum, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.
Teerooven is currently the 2019-2021 President of the African Accounting and Finance Association (www.aafassociation.com) and 2020-2022 President of the British Accounting and Finance Association (www.bafa.ac.uk).
University of Rhode Island
Dr. Judy Beckman is professor of accounting and director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at the University of Rhode Island. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. She has taught financial accounting and reporting in the undergraduate, MBA, and MSA programs, as well as introductory managerial accounting, at URI. She is a Massachusetts CPA.
Dr. Beckman undertakes research in accounting and finance based on issues in financial reporting and capital markets, both domestic and international. She was the Academic Fellow in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Chief Accountant from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Beckman has published in the Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Advances in International Accounting, The Journal of Accounting Literature, and other journals. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and reviews for Issues in Accounting Education as well as other journals. She writes a weekly electronic newsletter for Dow Jones & Co., The Wall Street Journal Accounting Weekly Review; has made numerous presentations at academic conferences; and has given invited lectures to worldwide universities and professional accounting organizations.
Dr. Beckman is a member of the American Accounting Association and is the Vice President-Academic on the Executive Committee of its International Accounting Section. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Beckman served as the Secretary-General to the Global U8 Consortium of Universities, an international consortium with expertise in marine affairs, ocean sciences, global logistics, and related advanced technologies. Dr. Beckman was previously the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at URI with responsibility for nearly 3,000 graduate students. During that time, she co-chaired, with James Kowalski, the University-wide, 100-member committee for the re-accreditation of the University of Rhode Island by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 2007. She is a past chair of the URI Faculty Senate Executive Committee and is a Fellow if the American Council on Education.
Vice President and Incoming President of AFC
ESSEC Business School
Chrystelle Richard is associate professor at ESSEC Business School. Former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she holds a PhD in Management (Accounting track) and has been visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Sciences Po. She teaches financial accounting and auditing in various programs, including MSc, Specialized Masters, Executive Education and Ph.D. Her primary research interests focus on firms' oversight (financial audit, audit committees, proxy contests) and new forms of economic governance (public-private partnerships, discreet regulation of the financial industry). She has published articles on the topic of the quality of audit and financial reporting in leading academic journals such as Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, European Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, Accounting and Business Research. She also edited, together with Isabelle Huault, Finance: The Discreet Regulator – How Financial Activities Shape and Transform the World (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). Chrystelle Richard served the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) of the European Securities Market Authority (ESMA) and she is currently vice president of the French Accounting Association (AFC).
Graduate School of Economics
Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601
Akihiro Noguchi is a Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Economics at Nagoya University, where he served as a Dean during 2016-2018. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the International Committee of the Japan Accounting Association (2018-2021). He serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Accounting Education (The Official Education Journal of the IAAER).
Río Hondo 1
01080, Mexico City, Mexico
Yanira Petrides is Full Time Professor and Director of the Master in Accounting Program at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). She is a public accountant graduated from ITAM with a Masters in Accounting from Florida International University and PhD in Accounting from the University of Exeter.
Yanira maintains an interdisciplinary research agenda in Financial Accounting with particular emphases on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting. She has published in Int. J. Banking, Accounting and Finance (2020), Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management (2017), Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation (2016), Research in Accounting Regulation (2012), and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (2012). She has been revisor invited at Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (2017).
Yanira is affiliated at the Association of Public Accountants of Mexico and active member at the ESG committee on the Mexican Council for financial reporting standards.
Private Bag X1290
Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa
Ann Tarca joined the International Accounting Standards Board from the University of Western Australia’s Business School, where she was an accounting teacher and researcher since 1996 and a professor since 2011.
Professor Tarca served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and was research director for the AASB from February 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012. She has authored a text book on accounting and written a wide range of research papers related to IFRS Standards, for which she has received many awards. Professor Tarca is an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees.
She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and has a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia.
Ex Officio Members
University of Glasgow
Adam Smith Business School
Greg Stoner is Head of Accounting and Finance in the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow. Greg has a PhD in accounting history and education from the University of Glasgow and is a Professor of Accounting, with primary research interests in the history of accounting, the accounting profession, accounting education and the impact and utilisation of information systems (and IT) in accounting practice and higher education.
Greg is currently Editor for Accounting, is on the editorial board of Accounting and Business Research, and was Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education (one of the three primary publications of the American Accounting Association) from 2010 to 2012.
Greg is Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group, is on the executive committee of the British Accounting and Finance Association, is Co-chair of the International Member Outreach Committee of the AAA (American Accounting Association) Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section, and ex officio member of the executive board of the IAAER, the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. Greg was a Member of the most recent QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmarking Review Groups for both Accounting & Finance (2014-2016).
Kelley School of Business
Dr. Leslie Hodder, is the Conrad Prebys Endowed Professor of Accounting at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She represents the International Association for Accounting Education and Research, and her background and experience well serve the multiple facets of the organization’s mission to promote excellence in accounting education and research, and to maximize the contribution of accounting academics to the development and maintenance of high quality, globally recognized standards of accounting practice. Prior to joining Indiana University, Professor Hodder was on faculty at Stanford University. Her past practice experience includes time in public accounting, as well as serving as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded bank holding company. Professor Hodder conducts research related to financial accounting standards and concepts, emphasizing fair value reporting, accounting for financial instruments, and banking. She is a past winner of the American Accounting Association’s Wildman Award recognizing research making a significant contribution to accounting practice. Professor Hodder is a current and past Editor of The Accounting Review and past Associate Editor at Management Science. Professor Hodder’s teaching portfolio is diverse and includes teaching financial accounting to graduate and undergraduate students. She is co-author of Intermediate Accounting, a textbook with Hanlon, Nelson, Roulstone, and Dragoo. Professor Hodder also teaches seminars in accounting research and is Chair of the Accounting Doctoral Program at the Kelley School.