Accounting and Information Systems

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Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

In conjunction with colleagues in Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School and the wider University, the Department delivers courses for the degrees of BCom, BCom (Hons), MCom, PhD, MPA, MBIS, MBA and MEM programmes. Our learning programmes help students to develop into highly qualified professionals. In addition, our accounting graduates meet the membership entry education requirements of professional accounting bodies such as Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA AustraliaACCA, and CIMA.

Courses are clustered according to several functional areas:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Design and Development of Business IT solutions
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Law
  • Taxation

Although diverse, all these areas focus on the use of resources, data, and technology to transform and design smarter work practices to create and deliver value in businesses, organisations, social enterprises, and the community. At postgraduate level, courses are research-informed and research-oriented, often leading to publishing original ideas and creating real-life business solutions.

Our staff perform impactful research, collaborate with international scholars, engage with industry partners and communities, carry out contemporary curriculum design and teaching. A significant result of the staff pursuits are high quality publications, close relationships with employers, international academic recognition. They lead to applications and innovations in industry, commerce, governments, and people's lives.

Department staff

The Department comprises about 20 highly motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking, and knowledgeable staff. Their offices are located on the 4th and 5th floors of the Meremere Building. Most of the time they are to be seen elsewhere – presenting lectures, conducting research (that informs their teaching), chairing seminars, speaking at international conferences, workshops, seminars, and symposia, and much more.

Find an academic or general staff from the subject areas:

Christopher Akroyd

Associate Professor
Head of Department Accounting and Information Systems
Meremere 407
Internal Phone: 90225

Beverley Lord

Associate Professor
Associate Head of Department Accounting and Information Systems
Meremere 507
Internal Phone: 93735

Accounting and Information Systems staff are located in

Meremere, Levels 4 and 5

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