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Accounting for My Life by Michael Sharpe

By Michael Sharpe

This is the autobiography of Michael Sharpe AO.

In 1999, The college of Sydney conferred upon Michael Sharpe the honorary measure of medical professional of technology in Economics. The quotation incorporated the following:

Michael has made an immense contribution to the improvement of the speculation and perform of accounting and auditing. As Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International's Auditing Committee from 1983-1986 (the merely Australian to carry this position), he used to be instrumental within the improvement of auditing technique which kinds the root for the auditing curriculum in Australian and in a foreign country universities. extra lately, as Chairman of the overseas Accounting criteria Committee from 1995 to 1998, he has had a profound effect on monetary reporting in lots of nations. The culmination of his IASC work—comparable, prime quality and obvious accounting standards—are very important to the improvement of an international economy.

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During his term of office, I served as Chairman of St Andrew's Cathedral Restoration Appeal and, together, we raised over $10 million. One successful discussion with Prime Minister, John Howard, when we discussed a donation of five million dollars,is particularly memorable. My Lay Canon responsibility has given me inspirational contacts. Sir Brandon Gough and Lady (Sarah) Gough: Brandon served as both Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International and Chairman of its Audit and Accounting Committee.

It has been my great pleasure to serve three Archbishops of Sydney as their Lay Canon. To work with such thoroughly decent, intelligent and loving men has been a joy for me. Peter has been selected to give Boyer Lectures for 2005. Mark and Kathy Johnson: Mark is currently the Australian Assurance Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is another example of a bright young person who, from the moment he set foot in our accounting firm, showed that he was destined for great things. Mark is one of the current leaders who still kindly consult me as they drive their firm forward.

I also had the privilege, as a Director of ASX, of overseeing for ten years his magnificent performance as CEO of ASX. He has always been a great supporter of international financial reporting standards and is now a Trustee of the Foundation overseeing the International Accounting Standards Board. Archbishop Dr Peter Jensen and Christine Jensen: Peter, as Archbishop of Sydney, inherited me as his Lay Canon. When he was Principal of Moore College he was a Canon and, from time to time, we sat next to each other at Chapter.

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