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Her research is mainly focused on disclosures in corporate annual reports. She has developed best practice disclosure indices for the NZ electricity industry (both network and generators), environmental reporting, and Malaysian local authorities. Jill’s continuing interest in the NZ electricity industry has resulted in publications related to financial performance, ownership structures, changes in annual reporting since corporatisation and relationships in the industry. She has also examined reporting by NZ schools, accounting policy choices of NZ entities, reporting of intellectual capital in NZ corporate reports and reporting of environmental issues by NZ companies. Three historical studies have examined the history of standard value accounting in NZ, the role of accounting in an Australasian sugar refinery, and the history of women chartered accountants in NZ. More recently, Jill has been researching the annual reporting of charities in NZ and Australia. She has published in a number of academic journals including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, The British Accounting Review, Abacus, Financial Accountability & Management (FAM), Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting Historians Journal.
Jill is a founding associate of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre at Massey University. She is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of CPA Australia.
Jill is Professor of Accountancy and Academic Co-ordinator for the School of Accountancy, Albany campus. She has taught a number of financial accounting papers; most recently Advanced Financial Accounting and the financial accounting paper in the Master of Professional Accounting and Finance programme.
Annual report disclosures (both public and private sector), environmental reporting. Diverse research concerning the NZ electricity industry.
Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Accounting Theory and Standards (150101): Accounting, Auditing and Accountability (150100): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Financial Accounting (150103): Sustainability Accounting and Reporting (150106)
Project Title: What can dissenting opinions on IFRS reveal about accounting concepts and IASB voting coalitions?
Date Range: 2007 - 2008
Funding Body: Massey University
Master of Professional Accountancy