Paul Andon is an Associate Professor at the UNSW Business School, and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He specialises in case-based research methods, and his research interests concentrate on investigating issues in fraud/corporate malfeasance, strategic performance management, and emerging forms of assurance services.
Paul has has published in a range of internationally refereed journals, including Financial Times 45 ranked journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society and Journal of Management Studies. He has collaborated on several research projects in areas of fraud and corporate malfeasance. This has included a study of the assurance-based response to a major salary-cap fraud within the National Rugby League in Australia. More recently, Paul collaborated on a project investigating characteristics and pathways to offending in relation to fraud commissioned by members of the accounting profession, which was recognised for its thought leadership in fraud by receiving the 2015 ARJ Outstanding Paper award. At present, Paul’s research agenda includes a study examining the impacts of seriousness of fraud offending and financial incentives on whistleblowing intentions. In addition, Paul is about to embark on a major research collaboration to interview fraud offenders and victim organisations, with the aim of investigating the nature of fraud offender opportunities and rationalizations, and corporate strategies and responses to fraud.
Paul is also involved with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as an Exam Panel Member on the MAAF and Capstone modules of their CA Program.
Prior to his academic career, Paul work in Assurance Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on clients from the technology, communications, and entertainment sectors.