|Date:||Friday 26 Nov, 9am - 4:30pm|
The Accounting for Social Impact Research Group at AUT will host the Accounting for Social Impact Case Competition virtually on Friday, 26 November 2021. The event aims to promote students’ understanding of how accounting technologies and practices can be used to develop innovative solutions to address real-world problems.
Students from New Zealand, Australian and the Pacific Islands universities are invited to participate.
Students are encouraged to explore key social issues of interest, identify roles of accounting in understanding the issues and achieving social impact, and suggest innovative solutions to address social issues. From the submissions received, the top-rated cases will be invited to present before a panel of judges. Participating in the event will allow students to build a better awareness of the social impact of accounting in organisations and society, develop a range of personal and business skills (critical thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills) and create networks with fellow students and community groups.
The panel of judges will comprise representatives from the accounting profession, including academics and practitioners. They will judge the submissions and the presentations. Individuals representing key societal stakeholder groups will also be present.
Students are invited to participate in the competition in groups of 2-3.
You are encouraged to explore social issue/s of interest to you the most, and which will motivate you in addressing the issue/s.
Some case examples have been developed by members of the AUT Accounting for Social Impact Research Group. You can choose to solve one of the examples or you can develop your own case (including background and solution). If you do decide to develop your own case study, the solution should address the three key criteria outlined below:
You are encouraged to use secondary and/or primary data when solving the sample case studies or alternatively when developing your own case. If primary data (for example, an organisation’s documents or database, personal experience) are used, please note that you, the students, will be responsible for securing appropriate consent/approval from related individuals/organisations and acquiring ethical approval from your university.
The case should be submitted as a written report and has a limit of 5,000 words, which applies to the cover page, three key aspects of the case, tables, graphs and pictures, but excluding references and appendices. For ease of reading, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman in 12 point or Arial in 10 point are recommended.
This year’s Accounting for Social Impact Case Competition is proudly sponsored by ACCA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, MYOB and Xero.