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Auckland Regional Accounting Conference 2024

  • ARA Conference 2024

Welcome to the 21st annual Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference hosted by Unitec, where we'll explore cutting-edge trends in contemporary accounting research on December 10th. Join us as we delve into the forefront of the field, uncovering new insights and shaping the future of accounting practice and scholarship.


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This prestigious annual event, "Exploring Cutting-Edge Trends in Contemporary Accounting Research," brings together academia from five leading tertiary institutions in Auckland: Unitec, University of Auckland, Massey University, Manukau Institute of Technology, and AUT University. The conference aims to foster and promote accounting research in the region, providing a local forum for academics to present papers, receive feedback, network, and potentially initiate collaborative research projects.

Join us as we delve into the forefront of accounting research and cultivate connections within the Auckland academic community. This conference offers staff and postgraduate students a unique opportunity to engage with peers and industry professionals, facilitating knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.

By showcasing the latest trends and innovations in accounting research, the ARA Conference is vital in advancing the field and strengthening ties between institutions, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of the Auckland accounting community.


Event information

Time: Tuesday, 10 December 2024, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

Location: Unitec Mt Albert campus. View Unitec Mt Albert campus map.

Contact: For more information, email

Cost: Free


Research paper submission and awards

Call for Papers:

The ARA Conference eagerly invites submissions from accounting scholars and postgraduate students within the Auckland region and beyond. We welcome research papers exploring a wide spectrum of accounting inquiry, encompassing qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Topics may include financial accounting and reporting, forensic accounting, taxation, management accounting, and auditing.

Best Paper Awards:

Two prizes will be awarded for the best papers, including one for the best postgraduate research paper. We strongly encourage postgraduate students to participate and submit their work.


Please submit your paper by August 30, 2024. Paper acceptance notifications will be sent to authors by October 18, 2024. 

Submit your paper here


Conference organising committee:

James Prescott (Chair)

Saman Bandara

Khaled Ibrahim (Co-Chair)

Gayani Hewagama

Wajira Dassanayake

Nadesa Goundar

James Stewart

Lakshan Attanayake

Liz Rainsbury



Our sponsors

This year’s ARA conference is proudly sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia).



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