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Submissions from academics, educators and practitioners are invited

  • All submissions are peer-reviewed.
  • The second call for submissions closes August 1, 2016. Please email Emma Hunt [email protected] with your submission. 
  • Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • The first call for submissions has now closed. Decisions will be made before July 8, 2016.
Submission typeSubmission requirements
Traditional paper
  • Qualitative/Quantitative research
  • Teaching and education
  • Critical perspectives
  • Literature reviews
Full paper or 2-page abstract
  • Authors have a choice to publish either the abstract or full paper (maximum 35 pages) in the Symposium program
Alternative methodologies including
  • New technology demonstrations
  • Skills workshops
  • Panel discussions
Maximum 3-page submission
  • Include a short summary for publication (maximum 150 words)
Poetry and creative piecesMaximum 3-page submission for publication
Ethics slam submissions
  • To be discussed by symposium participants in an interactive session.
Explanation of an ethical dilemma faced in practice (maximum 1-page)


Theme: What is this thing called forensic accounting?

Submissions relating to forensic accounting including (but not limited to) those listed below are cordially invited:

  • Forensic accounting education
  • Skills required for forensic accountants
  • Literature review / History of forensic accounting as a discipline
  • The law and forensic accounting
  • Psychology of fraud and corporate misconduct
  • The role of big data analytics in forensic accounting
  • Cloud computing: opportunities and dangers for forensic accounting
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • Corporate governance, risk management and internal controls
  • Mitigating corporate misconduct
  • Corporate ethics
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Financial statement analysis and valuation
  • Auditing and investigative forensic accounting
  • Fraud and forensic accounting in not-for-profit Organisations

Best paper awards

The best paper and best student paper will each be awarded $500 (AUD). The winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished reviewers. Only full papers will be considered.

A prize is also available for the best alternative methodology submission/presentation.

Associated special issue in the Pacific Accounting Review

We are excited to announce that FATRS is being held in association with a special issue of the Pacific Accounting Review titled Forensic Accounting Teaching and Research. All styles of papers that contribute understanding to this field are invited, with an emphasis on applicability to the Pacific region. The guest editors are Professor Keitha Dunstan and Dr Adrian Gepp from the Symposium organising committee. The submission deadline is November 30, 2016. More information will be available shortly.