Financial Accounting: An Integrated Approach
Elizabeth Carson is a Professor in financial accounting and auditing in the UNSW Business School. Elizabeth teaches at postgraduate level in financial accounting and auditing, as well as supervising research students in the Honours, MPhil and PhD programs. In 2002, she received the Pearson Education Accounting Lecturer of the Year award for her development of the Accounting: A User Perspective subject in the Master of Commerce program. Elizabeth's research interests include economics of global and national audit markets, industry specialisation by auditors and audit reporting. Her PhD investigating global audit firm networks and global industry specialisation by audit firms was awarded the American Accounting Association Auditing Section Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2008. Her work has appeared in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Accounting and Finance. Her research is currently supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant and by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Prior to joining UNSW, she worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Ken Trotman is a Scientia Professor and was Head of the School of Accounting from 1991 to February 2000. His main current research interests are concerned with behavioural decision making in accounting. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Ken was the 1993/94 Coopers & Lybrand Visiting Professor and the 1993/94 President of the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand. In 1998 he received the AAANZ 'Outstanding Contribution to the Accounting Literature' award and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He received the 2000/2001 'Outstanding Auditing Educator Award' from the Audit Section of the American Accounting Association and in 2002 was awarded life membership of the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand. He received the 2008 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award from the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and the 2009 Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He is presently editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
Kate Morgan is a sessional lecturer in the School of Accounting, UNSW Sydney, teaching the core financial accounting subject in the Masters of Professional Accounting Program. She has extensive experience in the teaching of introductory financial accounting including design and question setting. She has designed accounting materials for undergraduate and masters programs in both face-to-face and online settings including MBA face-to-face and online programs. Kate developed material for the first edition of this book, has regularly updated material through many editions and has now joined the team as an author. Prior to returning to the university she held senior management positions specialising in project and program management, accounting and information systems design.