Paul’s research concentrates on issues in accountability, governance, and assurance as they relate to controlling fraud and other forms of workplace misconduct, and responding to organisational crises. Paul’s research on serious workplace fraud, which is currently focused on offender strategies and other factors mitigating the effectiveness of management controls to detect/prevent fraud, is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, and is being conducted in partnership with leading forensic accounting firm McGrathNicol and the Australian Institute of Criminology. Paul’s research has been published in a range of leading international journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Management Accounting Research. Paul has also presented his research at a range of international conferences, and contributed to books on contemporary management accounting practice.
In relation to his teaching, Paul has curriculum development and teaching experience in management accounting courses at MBA, Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) and Bachelor levels. Paul is a co-author one on of Australia’s leading management accounting textbooks (Management Accounting: Information for Creating and Managing Value) He is also involved in various aspects of the CAANZ’s CA Program through the Management Accounting and Applied Finance Module.
Paul has been recognised for his work in research and teaching through awards from the International Federation of Accountants, Emerald Publishers, the AGSM, the UNSW Business School, and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. Paul a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is an active participant in the profession through his work in the CA Program, his role as Director of Engagement for the School of Accounting, and his involvement with McGrathNicol’s Financial Crime Exchange.