BAP Professional Partner Representative:
Keryn Chalmers, International Association for Accounting Education & Research

BAP Professional Partner Association/State Society: International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)

About International Association for Accounting Education and Research:

IAAER is a global not-for-profit organization. The mission of the IAAER is to promote excellence in accounting education and research on a worldwide basis and to maximize the contribution of accounting academics to the development and maintenance of high quality, globally recognized standards of accounting practice. IAAER carries out the Association’s mission by engaging in, among other things, the following activities:

  • Bringing an objective, research-based, academic voice to the development and approval process of international accounting and auditing standards through its relationships with various international bodies.
  • Active participation in the development of high quality global standards through representation on IFAC's International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), the IFRS Foundation Education Advisory Group, and the IFRS Foundation Advisory Council.
  • Commissioning research projects in collaboration with our sponsors that contribute to the development of advances in international accounting, auditing, and educational standards.
  • Promoting the development of accounting faculty internationally, in cooperation with national and regional academic accounting associations, through the organization and sponsorship of international conferences, international symposia and workshops, and especially through colloquia and workshops to build the research and teaching skills capacity of accounting scholars in emerging economies.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of IAAER:

Faculty and student members of IAAER enjoy discounted access to eIFRSs. This includes the most up-to-date electronic html versions of all International Financial Reporting Standards including International Accounting Standards (IASs), Interpretations (IFRICs/SICs) and IASB-issued supporting documents-application guidance, illustrative examples, implementation guidance, bases for conclusions and all appendices. Funding for eIFRS discounted access is provided by the KPMG Foundation and KPMG LLP.

How to Become a Member/Student Member of IAAER:

To join IAAER visit Faculty memberships are US $45 per year. Student members are US $30 per year.

About Keryn Chalmers:

Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swiburne Business School at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia.

Professor Chalmers is active in several academic and professional organizations. Presently she serves as President of IAAER. She is a past Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and board member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.  She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a former  Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia.

Professor Chalmers research interests are in the financial accounting and water accounting area, specifically in relation to reporting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices and the economic consequences of regulation. 





Representative Contact Information:
Dean, Swinburne Business School
Swinburne University of Technology
Mail H25
PO Box 218
Victoria, Australia 3122

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi provides accounting, finance and MIS students an avenue to connect with their peers and established professionals early in their career. Participation in BAP allows students to learn first-hand that no matter what professional path they choose, there’s a CPA for that. A career in the accounting profession offers unparalleled opportunity to work throughout the world, in any industry. The AICPA supports students along their journey to CPA by providing resources each step of the way.

Amy Merletti