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A Humane Reckoning - From Accounting to Accountability at Macquarie University

By the end of 1975 … the Department had transitioned from a struggling, unstable service unit to an emerging unit with its own ideas as to where they wanted to go. In their midst, in open collar around the BBQ, aco-conspirator with the wine cask, was their Senior Lecturer, Carrick Martin.

… the acceleration of student numbers was "phenomenal". Between 1995and 2000, total student load grew from 708 EFTSU to 1,293 EFTSU … with the following year's projections pointing towards over 11,000 unit enrolments in Accounting alone.

The dissolution of Arthur Andersen,one of the largest accounting firms in the world, sent shock waves through the industry and refocused many international accounting programs towards accountability rather than merely "keeping the score" in what could otherwise be a crooked game.

[Leung] was also aware, as manyAustralian academics were not, of how significant a reputation Macquarie had built up in Asia through the work of Peter Eddey. "If you go to China, for example, everybody knows about Accounting at Macquarie".