2017 Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference

Massey University is delighted to be hosting the 16th Annual ARA Conference on

Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at

Massey Auckland Campus (Massey Business School Building, MBS)

The ARA Conference is sponsored by the five Auckland area tertiary institutions – AUT University, Manukau Institute of Technology, Massey University, Unitec Institute of Technology and the University of Auckland. The aim of the conference is to foster and promote accounting research in the Auckland region. Specific objectives of the conference continue to be to:

  • Provide a local forum for Auckland based academics to present papers and receive feedback
  • Provide an opportunity for staff at the different institutions to meet and interact
  • Increase awareness of the type of research being carried out at the various institutions and possibly lead to more collaborative research
  • Introduce postgraduate students and junior level staff to a conference environment.     

This year’s ARA conference is proudly sponsored by the accounting professional bodies. The platinum sponsor is Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). The gold sponsors are Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The conference organisers also appreciate the financial support of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

The plenary speakers for this year are:
Professor James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations, CA ANZ
Professor Steven Cahan, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Sanja Sesto, Principal Adviser, Capital Markets Disclosure, FMA
Jacco Moison, Manager, Auditors Oversight, FMA

Call for Papers

Papers from the areas of accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, accounting education, tax, public sector, not-for-profit and sustainability are welcomed. The paper submission is closed. Notification of paper acceptances to presenters has been made. Click here to download the call for papers document.

Best Paper Awards

There will be two prizes for the best PhD papers (CA ANZ Best PhD Paper & CPA Best PhD Paper), and one prize for ACCA Best Research Paper

Submission Requirements

All paper submissions are to be in a Word document format (1.5 spacing, 12 font,  Times New Roman) with a limit of 15 pages (excluding appendices) with APA referencing style. As papers will be blind reviewed, details of the author(s) are only to be included in the title page with the title and abstract. All paper submissions (including the title page) are to be submitted to H.J.Huang@massey.ac.nz

Conference Information

Date and Time: Tuesday 28th November 8:30am – 5:30pm
Venue and Location: Massey Business School (Level 2 entrance), 1 University Ave, Albany, Auckland
Cost: Free registration for faculty members and postgraduate students from universities in Auckland region.
RSVP: For catering purposes, please register online to secure your place via the online registration form by 20th November 2017.
Programme: Click here to download the conference programme.
The Review Panel: Prof Asheq Rahman (AUT University), Prof Steven Cahan (University of Auckland), and Prof Ahsan Habib (Massey University).
The Conference Organising Committee: Dr Hedy Huang (Principal Organiser), Prof Jill Hooks, and Prof Ahsan Habib
Car Parking: For free parking, please park in the designated (ST) staff parking areas as shown on the campus map. The barrier arm will be lifted up during the registration time from 8.25 am to 9.10 am. For access during other time, please buzz security to open up the arm. If the staff parking is full, please use any of the (SP) student parking as shown on the map.
Campus Map: Please download the Auckland Campus Map here.

Contact: Please direct all queries regarding the conference to Dr Hedy Huang at H.J.Huang@massey.ac.nz.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


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