Professor of Finance, Monash University
Christine is Professor of Finance in the Department of Banking and Finance at Monash University.
She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and held several positions at the University of Melbourne. She joined Monash University in 2010 and was inaugural Head of the Department of Banking and Finance from 2014 to 2018. She has also had visiting research positions at the University of Strathclyde, Queens University Belfast, Manchester University and University of Bristol.
Her current research interests are in corporate finance including share repurchases and capital issuance. A theme of the Australian research has been the taxation treatment of different methods of capital management. Christine has made a significant contribution to the debate on shareholder equity and off-market buybacks, and advised the Board of Taxation in its review of off-market buybacks. Her current research questions the tax treatment of off-market buybacks in Australia.
Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Futures Markets, Accounting and Finance, Abacus among others
Professor of Accounting, Board member of International Accounting Standards Board
Ann Tarca was appointed to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in July 2017. Her previous position was Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Business School and Head of the Accounting and Finance group. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and has a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia. She was an accounting teacher and researcher at the University from 1996 and a professor from 2011.
Professor Tarca served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and was research director for the AASB from February-July 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012. She was a co-author on a leading accounting theory textbook and has written a wide range of research papers related to IFRS Standards, for which she has received many awards. Professor Tarca has been an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees.
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