The contemporary history of Australian accounting education post 1960 (Murray Committee)
The history of accounting and auditing particularly where accounting and auditing history intersects with contemporary military history
The market for audit services
The role of the Australian accounting profession in the ‘business’ of war
Phill Cobbin is a Senior Lecturer teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate Audit and Assurances Services and Financial Accounting programs of the Department of Accounting.
Prior to joining academia he worked as a Chartered Accountant in the Melbourne and London offices of Price Waterhouse & Co. He is also a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve with the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps (currently on the Standby Reserve list).
His PhD dissertation is an account of the specialist accounting advice provided by the Australian accounting profession to the Australian Government during the war of 1939-1945 focusing particularly on the costing of munitions in private manufacturing facilities and the promotion of efficiency within the Department of Army.