Warrick Van Zyl

Warrick Van Zyl

Mr, B Com, B Acc, H Dip Co Law, PhD, CA

  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am an accounting professional with over 20 years of accounting, management and teaching experience. I have worked in a broad range of sectors and roles including positions at a Big 4 accounting firm, investment bank, academia, start-up business, etc.

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and have a PhD in Accounting from the University of Cape Town. My undergraduate accounting studies were completed at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Roles and responsibilities

My role at UWA is to provide teaching, research and strategic leadership in the disclipline of accounting at the Business School. I am the Director of External Engagement at the Business School and lead the School's interactions with the Perth and international business community.

Future research

Future research interests include diluted earnings per share, extractive industries, conditional conservatism and employee share options.

Funding overview

2016 CAANZ Research Grant - $20,000

Previous positions

Executive Director, Ernst & Young, 2009 - 2016
Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, 2005 - 2008
Franchisee, Boston City Campus, 2003 - 2004
Group Financial Manager, Corpcapital, 2001 - 2002
Manager, Ernst & Young, 1998 - 2001
Junior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, 1997

Current projects

Interaction between non-GAAP reporting and executive remuneration, with Marvin Wee, ANU, Australia, funded by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Calculating the effect of employee stock options on diluted EPS, with Enrico Uliana, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Greg Clinch, University of Melbourne, Australia.

The impact of changes in institutional frameworks on accounting conservatism, with Ann Tarca, UWA, Richard Heaney, UWA and Melissa Moy, Department of Health, Australia.

Executive remuneration disclosure in Australia, with Marvin Wee, ANU, Australia.




Industrial relevance

Interaction between non-GAAP reporting and executive remuneration, with Marvin Wee, ANU, Australia, funded by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Review of executive remuneration disclosure literature for Australian Accounting Standards Board, with Marvin Wee, ANU, Australia.

Commentary on accounting for financial instruments with characteristics of equity, for the Australian Accounting Standards Board research forum, November 2016.


Particular areas of expertise are the mining, government and financial services industries and treasury, hedging and financial instruments accounting.

Teaching overview

MBA Core Accounting unit
Financial Accounting Theory and Practice - third year undergraduate financial accounting unit


My research interests generally revolve around accounting standards and particular areas of interest include financial instruments, share-based payments, executive remuneration and non-GAAP reporting measures.



External positions

Council Member, Trinity Residential College, UWA

21 Aug 2017 → …

Member; Finance, Administration and Property committee, Trinity North Uniting Church

8 Mar 2017 → …

Industry keywords

  • Finance and Business
  • Mining and Resources
  • Not for Profit

Research expertise keywords

  • Accounting Standards
  • Financial Instruments
  • Share-Based Payments
  • Employee Share Options
  • Executive Remuneration
  • Conditional conservatism


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