Professor of Financial Accounting
Head of Department of Accounting
Professor Keith Hooper has spent the most of his working life teaching in New Zealand – including Waikato, Massey and AUT Universities. He has also taught courses at Manchester University, Nene University, University of Malaya, and Groupe ESSCA in France. These are experiences that have helped to shape his teaching career.
His education is broad with an undergraduate degree in business, two master’s degrees – one in accounting and one in history, and a PhD in accounting. He holds a certificate in teaching from London University, and two professional qualifications being both a member of both the New Zealand Chartered Accountant Society and a Fellow member of CPA Australia.
Since starting at AUT as Professor of Financial Accounting, he has been heavily involved in supervising PHD students, and his aim is to continue developing the postgraduate courses and research in accounting. His own research interests are in financial reporting, international accounting, accounting history, and asset valuation concepts. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Accounting History Journal, and Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management which he founded in 2003.
For Professor Hooper, it’s an exciting time to be working in accounting, as the world struggles to adopt an international system of financial reporting. For accounting educators this means more involvement with international students and more cooperation with overseas counterparts.