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Fellowship for ‘outstanding contribution’ to accountancy
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Associate Professor Ros Whiting has had her “outstanding contribution and achievement to the profession of accountancy” awarded with an internationally-recognised Fellowship.

Caution for NZ shareholders as study highlights reporting practices and CEO pay
Monday, 10 December 2018
University of Otago researchers behind a study investigating corporate financial reporting techniques say shareholders need to be wary of the methods companies are increasingly using to report their results.

Lecturer hopes to shock her audience into action
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Dr Helen Roberts is hoping her Kate Talk on Wednesday night at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum will ignite the conversation about pay equity in New Zealand.

Top teachers named by OUSA
Thursday, 25 October 2018
For the second year in row, a teacher from Otago’s School of Business has been named the University’s best by students.

Swell in earnings surprises calls market gains into question
Monday, 24 September 2018
A study jointly conducted by University of Otago and University of California researchers investigating company reporting results in the United States shows a marked increase in positive earnings surprises, determined as the difference between “street earnings” and analyst forecasts.

Successful AFAANZ grant applications
Friday, 15 June 2018
Five staff within Otago's Department of Accountancy & Finance and their co-researchers have been successful in obtaining Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFANZ) research funding.

SERGE symposium - 28 June 2018
Friday, 25 May 2018
SERGE is a student engagement research group. We showcase, nurture and develop quality research being undertaken on all types of student engagement, across all disciplines. SERGE will hold it's inaugural symposium on Thursday 28 June.

Executive in Residence – Lara Ariell
Monday, 30 April 2018
From 30 April until 4 May, the Department will host Inland Revenue’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Lara Ariell, as their first Executive in Residence for 2018.

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI)
Friday, 27 April 2018
The Department is thrilled to be involved with GRASFI, a new network of 18 global research universities established to promote multi-disciplinary academic research in the emerging field of sustainable finance and investment.

Staff Awards & Achievements
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Congratulations to a number of our staff on their recent achievements.

Student Awards & Achievements
Friday, 20 April 2018
Congratulations to a number of our students on their recent achievements.

Staff Welcome & Farewell
Monday, 16 April 2018
The Department has welcomed and farewelled a number of staff in recent months.

Two-time 3MT winner loves challenge of event
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Nicola Beatson of the Department of Accountancy and Finance clearly has a knack for presenting her research in just 180 seconds.

Top accounting researchers in Dunedin
Friday, 23 June 2017
Some of the global superstars of accounting research will be in Dunedin next week for a Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference.

Volkswagen scandal “game changer” for financial markets: Otago research
Friday, 23 September 2016
The Volkswagen diesel emission cheating scandal has become one of the most significant business stories in decades, so powerful and sustained that it fundamentally changed the way the financial markets operate.

Residency was chance to give back
Monday, 6 June 2016
ANZ chairman John Judge left Dunedin on Friday night with plenty to think about after his week in the city as the University of Otago Business School's inaugural executive in residence.

Executive brings business insights
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
ANZ chairman Mr Judge is the business school's inaugural executive in residency, hosted by the department of accountancy and finance.

CAANZ Fellowship Honour
Friday, 11 March 2016

Otago Department of Accountancy and Finance Professor Ralph Adler has been acknowledged for a long career in the accounting profession by being made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ).

Patents provide insight on Wall Street ‘technology arms race’: Otago study
Monday, 26 January 2015
A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street’s ongoing ‘technology arms race’.

Graeme Marsh to become Otago’s first Honorary Doctor of Commerce
Thursday, 11 December 2014
The University of Otago will confer its inaugural Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh this weekend.

Otago study finds Finance company failure in New Zealand was predictable
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Annual reports and other public disclosures contained enough information to predict more than 80% of New Zealand finance company failures that occurred during the recent financial crisis, a study led by the University of Otago shows.

PhD travel scholarship leads to Harvard
Friday, 7 March 2014
Otago PhD Matthew McCarten uses ANZ travel scholarship to visit Harvard Business School to present his research

PhD targets Accounting 101
Friday, 7 March 2014
Nicola Beatson is an Otago PhD candidate, Teaching Fellow and Kaiāwhina, and a two time Three-Minute Thesis winner whose long term goal is to change the world’s view of accounting.

Study finds investors not put off by carbon bubble coverage
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Investors in U.S. oil and gas companies are not particularly worried about the effect on the value of their investment following media coverage and concern about a potential carbon asset stock price bubble that could cripple the industry, a new University of Otago and University of California, Davis, collaboration suggests.

New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says Otago research
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Despite the introduction of new accounting rules effective from 2007, New Zealand companies still have further to go than Australia to show a higher and more internationally-expected level of transparency when it comes to the disclosure of expenses, says a new University of Otago study.

Top 100 global ranking for Dept of Accountancy and Finance
Monday, 24 June 2013
The Otago Business School's Department of Accountancy and Finance are used to playing the numbers game, but one number they're particularly pleased about is their recent world top 100 ranking in
  the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Rules around “conflict minerals” likely to cost New Zealand
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
The New Zealand electronics industry should be prepared to come under increased scrutiny and costs due to US legislation affecting countries whose trade involves “conflict minerals,” says University of Otago Accounting Professor David Lont.

2011 will see the launch of the Centre For Organisational Performance Measurement and Management.
Friday, 25 November 2011

2011 will see the launch of the Centre For Organisational Performance Measurement and Management.

Strong research focus for Otago’s new Professor of Accountancy
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
The new Professor of Accountancy at the University of Otago School of Business, Professor David Lont, believes the University is in a strong position to significantly bolster its research into the complex world of accounting and company behaviour.