Senior Research Lecturer in Accounting
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Paul Wells joined the Faculty of Business at Auckland University of Technology in March 2002. He teaches Accounting Information Systems courses on the Bachelor of Business, Master of Professional Accounting and the Master of Business Studies.
He commenced his academic career at the Waikato Institute of Technology where he has held the positions of Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Head of Business Studies, Programme Director and Faculty Academic Manager. During his tenure at WINTEC, Paul researched tertiary education practice in Australia, England, the USA and Canada.
A former examiner for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Professional and Final Qualifying Examinations, Paul has also served on the Waikato/BOP Branch, Continuing Education and CA College Committees of the Institute.
Paul has been actively involved in the not-for-profit sector where he has held positions of director, treasurer, fund raising convenor and president at Club level, treasurer at District level and, director and President National level.
In addition, he has been accountant for Computing and Information Technology Research and Education NZ from 1999-2017, a Trustee and Treasurer for the Mt Eden Methodist Church Charitable Trust from 2010-2013 and is currently a member of the Methodist Church of NZ Board of Administration.
Expertise in Degree and Postgraduate Teaching
Interests in Research SupervisionIn response to calls by The Pathways Commission (2012) for a shared understanding of accounting, my research investigates the role of accounting in society and how this is perceived by different sections of society. The significance of a shared understanding of accounting is twofold. First to ensure that students with the appropriate skills and capabilities are recruited into accounting careers and second that the public understands how they might benefit from services provided by accountants. One focus of this research is on the influence of technology on the changing role of accounting and its impact on accounting education and accounting practice, and how this changing role of accounting is understood and shared by society.
Books, Edited Volumes, Reports and Research Monographs: