Faculty members of the ACCT team generally specialize in five accounting related disciplines, namely Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Accounting Information System. Over the years, faculty members of the ACCT team contribute to the missions of the PolyU, Faculty of Business as well as School of Accounting and Finance in three dimensions: teaching, research and scholarly activities and professional and consultancy services.
In teaching, faculty members of the ACCT team teach courses from undergraduate level to postgraduate level in a wide spectrum of subject areas: elementary financial accounting to advanced financial accounting subjects, accounting theory and accounting standard subjects, cost and managerial accounting subjects, assurance attestation and forensic accounting subjects, Hong Kong and PRC taxation subjects and accounting information system subjects.
In research, faculty members of the ACCT team focus their research in a wide range of areas including: cash flows and accruals, value relevance/mispricing, earnings management, international accounting issues, economic incentives, management accounting issues, corporate governance, audit judgment, tax avoidance/auditing, tax policy and tax law/case law development, information system audit, control and security, value of IT, accounting/management information systems, technology diffusion, etc.
Research output of the faculty members of the ACCT team are published in high quality international journals including those well-received top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Communication of the ACM, among others.
Other scholarly publications and activities including AF in-house journals, namely Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation, China Accounting and Finance Review and Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, as well as Hong Kong Tax Workbook (updated edition) by CCH Hong Kong Limited.
In professional and consultancy services, over the years, faculty members of the ACCT team actively participate as members of various committees of accountancy/taxation professional bodies, chambers of commerce as well as government board/committees. They continuously serve as examination board members, markers and reviewers of accountancy and tax professional examinations. Faculty members of the ACCT team also offer guest lectures in seminars/workshops organized by professional bodies as well as professional accounting firms.