Peter Edwards Memorial Lecture

Join us for the 74th Annual Peter Edwards Memorial Lecture, presented by Michael Bradbury PhD, FCA.

Michael will present “Research (Standard Setting) and Practice”. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is a major driving force in the medical profession. While an evidence-informed approach is becoming increasingly more accepted for developing accounting and auditing standards, is it appropriate for accounting and auditing practice? If it is appropriate, or if it is even simply worth exploring further, then research and practice will need to be closer. I will (1) briefly examine the potential role of EBP at the standard setting and practice (2) explore why the links between research, practice and standard setting are not as strong as they might be, (3) offer some way forward.

Michael is a professor of accounting at Massey University, Albany. His research interests are in the area of corporate financial reporting financial analysis and governance. He is currently a joint editor-in-chief the Australian Accounting Review and is on the editorial board of several other journals. His consulting activities include litigation support for business valuations and accounting opinions.

Prior to academia he was a chartered accountant with a large accounting firm in Auckland and London. He is actively involved in professional accounting activities. He is currently a board member on the XRB and on the AASB’s Academic Advisory Panel.

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