Meet our Deputy Dean

Learn more about Norman Wong, Deputy Dean of the Business School.

Professor Norman Wong, Deputy Dean of the Business School

Norman Wong is the Acting Deputy Dean (from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020) and a Professor of Accounting at the University of Auckland Business School. He was previously the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance (which he will return to when his tenure as Acting Deputy Dean ends) and the Interim Head of the Department of Commercial Law (from 2018 to 2019).

Norman has taught courses in financial accounting (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and in research methods (postgraduate level). He has also supervised a high number of postgraduate students for their dissertations and theses during his career. Norman's research interests are diverse but mainly focus on the following areas: financial accounting; capital markets and accounting information; governance issues in accounting; accounting policy choice; taxation and accounting; and research methods in accounting. His research findings have been published in international journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Pacific Accounting Review, Accounting Forum, and Accounting and Finance.

Norman has also been involved in accounting standard setting in New Zealand, having served as a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Board (FRSB) of the New Zealand Instititute of Chartered Accountants, which is now known as Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has also served as Associate Dean (Postgraduate) in the Business School from 2008 to 2011. Norman is currently an external member of: (i) the Finance, Risk, and Assurance Committee of the Auckland District Health Board, which he serves as Deputy Chair; and (ii) the Audit and Finance Committee of the Waitemata District Health Board, which he serves as the Chair. He has also served as the New Zealand President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) from 2014 to 2016. Norman is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.