Jacqueline Birt

Dr, Professor, PhD

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M252), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Professor Jac Birt joined the UWA Business School in January 2018. Previously she was employed at the UQ Business School, Monash Business School, the ANU and the University of Melbourne.  She is a Professor of Accounting and also the Head of Department - Accounting and Finance for the UWA Business School.

Jac is a member of several external boards including Tranby College and is the immediate Past President of AFAANZ. She is also the current chair of the Chairs in Accounting and Finance (CAFF). She is a previous Deputy Editor at the Accounting & Finance Journal and an Associate Editor at the Accounting Research Journal. 

Jac's research is predominantly in international accounting and accounting education. In international accounting she has published in areas such as segment reporting, voluntary disclosures and value relevance. In accounting education she has published in areas such as XBRL, ICT use in accounting, international student learning and blended learning. She has published over 30 refereed journal articles including Review of Accounting Studies, Abacus, Journal of Business Ethics, Sport Management Review, Australian Journal of Management, Accounting and Finance, Accounting Research Journal, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Australian Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum and Accounting Education. She is currently working on projects including accreditation issues, team-based learning, internet reporting, pension plans, accounting regulation and insurance contracts. 

Jac is also the main author on the leading Wiley Australian accounting textbook - "Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making" currently being revised for its 8th edition.

Jacqueline is currently supervising PhD students in the following areas:

* Value relevance of management earnings forecasts

* Demystifying the process of accounting for groups: Utilising Adaptive Learning Technologies

* Integrated Reporting

* Digitalisation of accounting and changes to the accounting profession

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Commerce, PhD, Segment Reporting Changes and Consequences: An Australian Study, Australian National University

Award Date: 12 Dec 2008

Education, Bachelor of Education, Melbourne College of Advanced Education

Business, Master of Business, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Accounting, Bachelor of Business , Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

External positions

Committee member, Business Educators Western Australia (BEWA)

1 Apr 2018 → …

Board member of AFAANZ

Board member of IAESB

Research expertise keywords

  • Financial accounting
  • Accounting Education


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