Mr Graeme Mitchell

Mr Graeme Mitchell

DAP Accounting,
Accounting (SoBus)

DAP Accounting,

Senior Lecturer,


Graeme J. Mitchell MA, Grad Dip HEd, FCA, JP

Senior Lecturer

School of Business

Western Sydney University


Graeme Mitchell is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Graeme came into academia from a career in industry and commerce, as well as, public practice, where he worked as: 

  • Divisional Director of Finance for a UK public listed company in the retail industry;
  • Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary of an Australian public company in the rental of electronic goods industry; and
  • Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Sydney.

In academia Graeme has held various positions within Western Sydney University (formerly the University of Western Sydney), for example: 

  • Associate Head of School Accounting – learning & teaching, and sessional staff;
  • Academic Program Quality Coordinator, and Head of Program (HOP) for the Bachelor of Commerce & Business courses;
  • Head of Program for the accounting courses;
  • Head of Program for undergraduate honours programs; and
  • Director of Academic Program (DAP), accounting and financial planning.

In the above roles Graeme has been involved with the review and development of curriculum, responsible within the accounting discipline for the specific strategic areas of learning and teaching, as well as, the management, mentoring and leadership of staff both academic and professional. He has been on numerous University wide and College/School committees advancing the engagement of students in learning and governance of the University

In 2014 Graeme was recognised for his outstanding contribution to student learning when he received a UWS Learning & Teaching Award. The citation stated:

"For enabling students to become independent learners, able to access instruction online, in person, and in blended modes that add value to the accounting pedagogy."

Graeme has published in the American Journal of Accounting Education and the Asian Review of Accounting plus presented papers at conferences both in Australia and overseas. He has received grants relating to research in the area of valuing quality teaching in business education.  Graeme has also co-authored two accounting textbooks.

Graeme is Co-Chair of NSW Financial Planning Chapter of CAANZ. He served as a Councillor on the NSW State Council in 2000/01 and as an alternate Councillor in 2002 of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Graeme has been involved in the CA program and the former PY program as a facilitator and examiner.

This information has been contributed by Mr Mitchell.


  • GDipHighEd University of New South Wales
  • MA Hatfield Polytechnic
  • DipTech NSW Institute of Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (2015 - 2015)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Accounting (SoBus)
  • Accounting
  • Accounting


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  • Juchau, R., Flanagan, J., Mitchell, G., Tibbits, G., Ingram, R., Albright, T., Baldwin, B. and Hill, J. (2004), 'Accounting: Information for decisions', : Thomson Learning Australia 9780170111188.
  • Juchau, R., Flanagan, J., Mitchell, G., Tibbits, G., Ingram, R., Albright, T., Baldwin, B. and Hill, J. (2004), 'Accounting: Information for decisions', : Thomson Learning Australia 9780170111188.

Chapters in Books

  • Tibbits, G., Mitchell, G., Lodh, S. and Bubalo, N. (2002), 'Section title: Management Accounting (ch33 to ch40)', Australian Master Business Guide 2002, CCH Australia Limited 1864685131.

Journal Articles

  • Nelson, I., Ratliff, R., Steinhoff, G. and Mitchell, G. (2003), 'Teaching logic to auditing students: Can training in logic reduce audit judgment errors?', Journal of Accounting Education, vol 21, no 3 , pp 215 - 237.

Conference Papers

  • Kavanagh, M., Kent, J., Mitchell, G. and Rohde, F. (2014), 'Valuing quality teaching : the importance of timely evaluation and feedback to constructive alignment in business courses', International First Year in Higher Education Conference, Darwin, N.T..

Other Publications

  • 2011, 'Beyond Numbers: Valuing Quality Teaching in Business Education. Volume 1', Report
  • 2011, 'Beyond Numbers: Valuing Quality Teaching in Business Education. Volume 2, Case Studies', Report

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