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The symposium will be held over two full days from Thursday October 13 to Friday October 14, 2016, followed by a dinner event on Friday evening (banquet and entertainment).

A complete list of keynote presentations and paper presentations is provided below the program.


Thursday (program updated 1 October 2016)

8:30am9:00amArrival and RegistrationPrinceton

Paper Presentation Session 1

10:55am11:15amMorning TeaPrinceton

Keynote 1. Queensland Case Study
David Van Homrigh, Sandy (Gavin) Thompson QC, Simon Gerber​


Keynote 2. The Future of Forensic Accounting: A panel presentation featuring the role of technology, ethics and more
Nikki Scott-Smith, Sharlene Anderson, Bryan Howieson, Ellie Chapple

2:30pm2:45pmAfternoon Break 1GH
2:45pm4:00pmPaper Presentation Session 2GH
4:00pm4:15pmAfternoon Break 2GH
4:15pm5:30pmPaper Presentation Session 3GH
  Dinner on own 



Keynote 3. Panel Discussion on Different Perspectives on Fraud
Len Scanlan, Adrian Gepp, Keitha Dunstan


Keynote 4. Big Data in Accounting and Finance
Martina Linnenluecke, Tom Smith

10:10am10:25amMorning TeaPrinceton

Paper Presentation Session 4


Lunch with Speaker Sally Ernst
Cybersecurity: a management science and innovation perspective


Paper Presentation Session 5

2:50pm3:00pmAfternoon Break 1Princeton

Keynote 5. Kathy Jackson v. HSU Case Study
Mark Irving, Katarina Fritzon, Sharlene Anderson

4:05pm4:15pmAfternoon Break 2Princeton
4:15pm5:15pmPaper Presentation Session 6Princeton


Dinner Event including Live Band
Dress Code: Business or Cocktail - Ready to dance...
Bus Pickup/Drop-off from both Chancellor Lakeside and Bond University

Venue: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa - 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217



  • Princeton Room: Level 3, University Centre; number 6 on the campus map
  • Gregor Heiner Theatre (GH): Level 3, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine; number 5 (opposite 6) on the campus map
  • Marriot: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa - 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Keynote Presentations

  1. Queensland Case Study (featuring the barristers and forensic accountant expert from the case)
    The case involved a listed foreign entity, fraudulent representations and breaches of the Trade Practices Act that ultimately resulted in the Queensland Supreme Court undoing the sale of Queensland property with an initial asking price of $25 million.
  2. The Future of Forensic Accounting
    A panel presentation featuring the role of technology, ethics and more.
  3. Panel Discussion on Different Perspectives on Fraud
  4. Big Data in Accounting and Finance (featuring the number 1 ranked finance academic in Australia​)
  5. Case Study (featuring the barrister from the case and a forensic psychologist)
    The Health Services Union proceedings against Kathy Jackson, in which the Federal Court ordered Jackson to pay $2.4 million in compensation, interest and costs. In a closely related case, Craig Thomson was ordered to repay over $500,000 to the Union.

Paper Presentations

Paper Presentation Session 1

  • Towards an Understanding of Forensic Accounting: A comprehensive definition.
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Accounting and Auditing US Fraud Cases – do the facts justify the sanctions?
  • Why do The Numbers in Financial Statements Conform to Benford’s Law?
  • How to best protect your organisation against occupational fraud and abuse by empowering your best asset; your people

Paper Presentation Session 2

  • Alternative Suppliers For Non Audit Services in a Voluntary Setting
  • Computer Controls Structure
  • Forensic Accounting and Financing Terrorist Organizations and Activities

Paper Presentation Session 3

  • Beyond Country-by-Country Reporting: A Modest Proposal to Hold Corporate Groups Accountable 
  • Changes in the Australian Litigation Risk Environment Surrounding IPO Forecasting
  • Preliminary insights into investor behaviour from the financial statements of movie production companies

Paper Presentation Session 4

  • Accounting for the Cloud
  • Blockchain, Forensic Accounting, and Research Opportunities
  • Blockchain as enacted technology: An institutional perspective
  • Evaluating the Threat posed by Quantum Computing to the Security of Online Business Systems

Paper Presentation Session 5

  • Lead Us Away from Temptation: the role of leadership in the prevention of corporate fraud
  • Problem Personalities in the Workplace: the development of a scale to assess corporate psychopathy
  • The effect of individual well-being and prior whistleblowing outcomes on the relative likelihood of reporting to a supervisor versus an anonymous reporting hotline
  • Forensic Accounting, the n-Dimensions of Financial Crime, and the End of the Fraud Triangle

Paper Presentation Session 6

  • Obedience and Accommodation in China
  • Financial adviser misconduct: An analysis of Australian Securities and Investments Commission Media Releases
  • Reflections on FATRS 2016:  Implications for Teaching, Practice, and Continued Research