Emeritus Professor Jim Psaros was a Professor of Accounting at the University of Newcastle until 2015. He held senior positions at the University of Newcastle including Deputy Head – Faculty of Business and Law, Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning, Director of Executive and Corporate Programs, Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, and Academic Director of the Sydney Campus.
Prior to entering academia, Emeritus Professor Psaros was employed for several years in Chartered Accounting. He has experience in Australia and overseas working for Big 4 Accounting Firms. For more than 20 years he has taught and researched at Australian and British Universities. He has sat on the Board of Directors of companies and the audit committee of government authorities. He has both extensive professional accounting and research experience.
Emeritus Professor Psaros has a PhD in Accounting from the University of New South Wales. Throughout his research career, Emeritus Professor Psaros has focused on issues of practical importance. He has conducted research in a range of areas including auditing and fraud, the inadequacies of Australian accounting standards, and more recently, corporate governance mechanisms. Emeritus Professor Psaros has published extensively and has made many presentations at professional and academic forums.
Since Emeritus Professor Psaros retired from full-time academia in 2015 he has engaged in various consulting activities in the Higher Education Sector.