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Max Bessell

Senior Lecturer
Accounting and Finance
University of Adelaide


Max has a PhD from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand (CA ANZ). He has over 18 years of professional and legal experience in legal and accounting practices. In addition, his university experience encompasses over 15 years of academic and senior management positions. His roles in University include Project Director of many initiatives dealing with the development of new undergraduate and postgraduate programs, quality review and accreditation processes. In addition he was also the Academic Registrar of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. He has taught accounting and auditing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and his research deals in audit, general taxation concepts and business-legal perspectives. Max has had a long association with the ICAA including Deputy Chairman of the Regional Council for SA/NT and Regional Council member for over 5 years together with being a facilitator in Professional Year/CA program for 8 years. He is also a past member of the ICAA's National Quality Review Committee (and Chairman for 5 years) and a past Chairman of the Australian Business Deans Council International network.

Research Interest

Financial Reporting, Auditing, Governance, General Concepts of Taxation

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