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A Humane Reckoning - From Accounting to Accountability at Macquarie University

For the little group who came on staff in the mid-1970s it was clear that the discipline needed to mark out its claim, raise its quality and reputation, obtain traction with the industry, and work more coherently asa team.

Another symbol of the changes under way was the physical move the Department made from its position near Law and the Humanities in W3A and C3A. … the architecture [ofC5C] created both a greater sense of "school" and more interpersonal connectivity across departmental boundaries.

The appointment of Mark Gabbott asExecutive Dean in 2008 … would incentivise research performance and teaching quality, reform the workload model (counter to the Department's traditional teaching-centred values) in order to "provide relief for research active staff members".

In 2014, both the heads of the major certifying bodies for accountants in Australia (CPA Australia and CharteredAccountants Australia and New Zealand, boasting a combined membership of225,000), and many of their leading members, are Macquarie University graduates.