Two lecturers from the Department of Accounting presented papers at the European Accounting Association Annual Conference in Paris during May 2013. Ms Cecile Janse van Rensburg presented a paper entitled “Students’ reading comprehension of the IASB Conceptual Framework”, while Ms Lizette Kotze’s paper was entitled “Communication apprehension of accounting students: A cross-cultural study”.
Cecile was also a guest lecturer at the Furtwongen University in Germany for a week in May.
Prof Stephen Coetzee and Ms Astrid Schmulian published an article entitled “The effect of IFRS adoption on financial reporting pedagogy in South Africa” in Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 243-251. They also attended the European Accounting Association Annual Conference in Paris.
Stephen Coetzee and Astrid Schmulian, both staff members of the Department of Accounting, received notice that their manuscript, entitled “The effect of IFRS adoption on financial reporting pedagogy in South Africa”, has been accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education.
Issues in Accounting Education (IAE) is generally regarded as the top accounting education journal in the world. It is an A-rated journal on the ABDC journal ranking list and the official accounting education research journal of the American Accounting Association (AAA).
This is Stephen and Astrid’s second publication in this prestigious journal – a first amongst South African accounting academics.
Stephen has also been reappointed for a second term to the Editorial Advisory and Review Board of IAE for the period 2013 to 2015.
Stephen & Astrid