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Amanda White


Amanda White has previously held positions as a trainee at Coopers and Lybrand and later on as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her professional experience has focused providing operational risk management to the financial services and services industries. In 2002 she completed a Bachelor of Business (Honours). Amanda completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales in the area of audit judgement and decision making.  Amanda's research now focuses on the teaching and learning aspects of accounting education.  Initiatives developed within the subjects that Amanda teaches have been adopted across the University and Amanda has been invited to speak on numerous occassions at conferences on accounting education and the use of technology.

In recognition of Amanda's dedication to teaching and learning practices, she was awarded the position of Learning.Futures fellow for the UTS Business School in 2015.  Amanda is also the First Year Transition Experience coordinator for the UTS Business School and works to implement programs to assist students in their transition from high school or work to university.

Amanda has a keen interest in the use of social media in teaching and encourages people to follow her on Twitter (@AmandasAudit) and YouTube (AmandaLovestoAudit)


Amanda has been a finalist in the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year awards since 2009.  In 2012 Amanda was ranked by students as the top lecturer in the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year awards.

Member - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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Lecturer, Accounting Discipline Group
B Bus (UTS), BBus (UTS), BBus (Hons) (UTS), PhD (UNSW)
+61 2 9514 3637

Research Interests

Accounting education, specifically the use of technology in accounting education.

Amanda tutored with the School of Accounting and the Insearch Institute of Commerce in 2001. After accepting a full-time position in 2002, Amanda has tutored and lectured in Cost Management Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Assurance and Audit Services and Assurance for Business information Systems. Amanda currently lectures in Assurance Services and Audit.

Amanda's passion for teaching and assisting her students has driven the creation of Amanda Loves to Audit - a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching audit concepts to students
http://www.youtube.com/amandalovestoaudit.  The channel has over 7,000 subscribers and more than 700,000 views and is used in over a dozen countries around the world.

Amanda's philosophy around learning is to facilitate experiences so that students may direct their own learning and learn collaboratively from their peers as well as lecturers.  Students in her classroom are always engaged in activities that involve working with others and making thinking visible.


White, A. 2010, Cloud 9 Pty Ltd: An Audit Case Study, Revised Edition, Wiley.


Gibson, A., Knight, S., Aitken, A., Buckingham Shum, S., Ryan, P., Jarvis, W., Nikolova, N., Tsingos-Lucas, C., Parr, A., White, A. & Sutton, N. 2016, 'Using Writing Analytics For Formative Feedback', UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Technology, Sydney.
white, A.W. & Ma, N. 2016, 'Work integrated learning: preparing students for graduate recruitment using a video interview assessment task', RMIT Accounting Educators Conference 2016, Swanston Academic Building, Level 11, Melbourne.
White, A., Simnett, R. & Harding, N. 2012, 'Auditor decision making under uncertainty: Discovering auditor stopping rules', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting and Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, American Accounting Association, Washington, DC.
White, A. & Harding, N. 2009, 'Identifying auditor stopping rules in decision making under uncertainty', Program American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, American Accounting Association (AAA), New York.
White, A. & Harding, N. 2008, 'Identifying auditor stopping rules in decision making under uncertainty', 2008 AFAANZ/IAAER Conference website papers, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, AFAANZ, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-36.
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A stopping rule is a mechanism whereby the decision maker chooses to stop the search for information and make a decision (Gigerenzer and Selten 2001). This study analyses rich verbal protocol data provided by experienced auditors completing a detailed risk identification case to increase our understanding how stopping rules are applied by auditors, the impact of different stopping rules on judgment performance, and the influence of taskspecific experience and the availability of a decision aid on the relationship between stopping rules and performance. The results revealed that while auditors use a combination of stopping rules, those rules involving the development of a mental model of the client were generally favoured and led to superior performance. Participants generally ignored a decision aid checklist that was made available as a structured alternative to their own stopping rule.