His research interests are in the area of corporate financial reporting, financial analysis and governance. He has recently begun working on public sector data, with particular interest in local councils. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications (including articles in Journal of Accounting Research,
The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Abacus, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance) and over 50 articles in professional journals. He is currently an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Management, and has been an editor of Pacific Accounting Review and an associate editor of Accounting & Finance and Meditari Accountancy Research. He is on the board of ten research journals.
He is actively involved in professional accounting activities, including:
Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand:
College of Past Presidents 2011 – current
Executive Committee 1990-1993
New Zealand President 1992 and 1993
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand:
FMA Division Auckland Branch Committee 1980-1983
International Association for Accounting Education and Research
Executive Board 2012 -2013
Quantitative Accounting Research Network 2012 to current date
Founding board member
In 2001 he received the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Outstanding Contribution to Practice Award and in 2002 he was made Life Membership of the AAANZ.
His consulting includes litigation support for business valuations and accounting opinions.