3rd May, 2021
In becoming the first tech partner for AFAANZ, MYOB is doubling down on helping the next generation of leaders in the accounting industry find their feet.
The Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand (AFAANZ) has announced its first tech partnership with MYOB.
As the leading accounting and finance academic association, AFAANZ provides education, training and support through a variety of means, including an annual conference, research grants for institutional members, outreach programs with EDTECH and ECR, as well as providing experts and panels for those events.
Now, MYOB will be working even closer with AFAANZ to assist the next generation of accountants with their education journey and transition into the industry.
“AFAANZ is committed to meeting the needs of its individual members and institutional members,” said Jac Birt, current co-president for AFAANZ, professor of accounting and head of accounting and finance at the University of Western Australia Business School.
”The accounting curriculum is changing due to changes occurring in business from a technological perspective. Partnering with MYOB will provide us with excellent insights into technological trends and more specifically technology for accounting.”
Birt’s counterpart, AFAANZ co-president and associate professor of accounting and deputy head of department at Auckland University of Technology, Tom Scott believes the partnership will mean positive outcomes for tech-based accounting education.
“Given the importance of technology to the accounting and finance industry, we see the main benefit as the ability to deliver with MYOB events to our members that will help them stay up-to-date with technological trends for both their teaching and research,” said Scott.
“Whether termed information systems, data analytics, accounting information systems or FinTech, clearly technology is having a huge influence on accounting and finance education. We are all striving to ensure our graduates are prepared as both adaptive critical thinkers and are technologically savvy.”
For MYOB’s head of solution consulting and partners, Dale Dixon, the AFAANZ partnership represents an opportunity for the tech provider to engage more deeply with accounting educators across Australia and New Zealand.
“This gives MYOB a greater opportunity to engage with accounting academics across Australia and New Zealand, assisting them with the support and tools they need to provide the next generation of accountants with both the knowledge and the opportunities to help them achieve success.” said Dixon.
“With the rapid change to technology, it is important educators are across these changes and the effects it is currently having in practice, and MYOB’s education channel can work with them to help them navigate these changes, in turn ensure their graduates are prepared for the world of work they will face post studying.”