Amanda is a Senior Lecturer in the UTS Business School and has been teaching accounting for over 15 years, specialising in auditing and assurance. She is passionate about embedding employability skills into the curriculum, peer based collaborative learning and academic integrity. Amanda is most well known for Amanda Loves to Audit – her YouTube channel with over 250 videos on auditing, over 2 million views and close to 20,000 subscribers. Through the power of YouTube and social media, Amanda not only educates, but promotes accounting as a career for the future – bringing the latest in accounting practice, trends and research to her audience. Amanda is also a founding blogger of Talking Accounting – a website devoted to the art and science of teaching accounting.
Eva Tsahuridu is an ethics and policy expert who has been researching and teaching business and professional ethics for over two decades. Most recently she was the Manager of Accounting Policy and the Professional Standards & Governance Policy Adviser at CPA Australia. She served as a technical adviser to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, represented CPA Australia on the ASX Corporate Governance Council and was a member of several taskforces of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB), which developed and revised professional standards and guidance notes for the members of the Australian Accounting Professional Bodies.
Eva writes for practitioner and academic publications, presents at academic and industry conferences and is a media commentator on business, professional and accounting ethics.
Eva has previously worked in the public, private and not for profit sectors and held academic roles in Australian and European universities. Her research interests include personal and organisational ethical conduct, whistleblowing, ethical and professional standards, philosophy of management and anomie.
Viktor Arity is PhD candidate and sessional academic in the School of Accounting, RMIT University. His research interests include designing and implementing serious (educational) games for business education.
Viktor’s expertise is with evaluating the simulation prototypes, particularly taking a user experience to evaluate. Viktor communicates well with students and has spent considerable time supporting academic staff in innovative course developments. Given this skill, he has received positive feedback from students and numerous teaching awards. These include:
• 2018 RMIT University Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching (Casual Staff Member, Higher Education)
• 2018 KPMG Acclaimed Educator Award
• 2017 School of Accounting Certificate of Recognition
• 2017 School of Accounting Teaching Excellence Award: Innovative Course Award (Team Award)
• 2016 RMIT University Outstanding Sessional Teacher Commendation
• 2014; 2015; 2016 College of Business Teaching Excellence Recognition
Viktor is also an active contributor to learning and teaching in the School of Accounting and College of Business. He worked with Dr. Gillian Vesty on trial of the Kilgors simulation (www.Kilgors.com) – a Melbourne University and RMIT University Collaborative project. He trialled the digital balanced scorecard simulation in his class as the first academic at RMIT. He also actively supported early stage data collection and pilot testing of a more recent gamified accounting simulation – Lucro Island. Viktor also supported the roll out of this innovative teaching approach to other classes by creating video demonstrations and providing face to face consultations for other academics.