Houston (Jan. 6, 2012) – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association are pleased to announce that Robert Chenall, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Contribution Award.
Anne Farrell, member of the AICPA’s Business & Industry Executive committee, and Leslie Eldenburg, chair of the Lifetime Contribution Committee, presented the award at the 2012 AAA Management Accounting Section’s mid-year meeting.
Sponsored by the AICPA, the Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes individuals who have made an important mark on management accounting education, research and practice. Professor Chenall was honored for his research and teachings in the areas of management accounting.
“The AICPA is very pleased to recognize Professor Chenall’s significant contributions to management accounting,” said Carol Scott, AICPA vice president, business, industry and government. “Robert’s research contributes to a better understanding of the complex factors impacting the performance of organizations, and is important to our members in business and their ability to add value to the decision-making processes in their companies.”
Chenall is a professor in the department of accounting and finance at Monash University, Clayton Victoria, Australia.
He is the co-author of Competitiveness: Best Practice in Australia, publishes regularly in international academic journals and is on the editorial boards of many leading international accounting journals. He is currently researching how strategic management accounting systems may be designed to assist Australian commercial organizations to develop internationally competitive strategies.
“Robert has contributed greatly to our understanding of how contextual factors like uncertainty and organizational design influence the causes and performance effects of management accounting,” said Anne Farrell, PricewaterhouseCoopers endowed assistant professor chair in accountancy at Miami University Farmer School of Business. “Robert continues to publish and has positively impacted the careers of many colleagues through his teaching, mentoring and collaborative efforts, making him a very deserving recipient of the Lifetime Contribution Award.”