By Michael Sharpe
This is the autobiography of Michael Sharpe AO.
In 1999, The collage of Sydney conferred upon Michael Sharpe the honorary measure of surgeon of technology in Economics. The quotation integrated the following:
Michael has made an enormous contribution to the advance of the idea and perform of accounting and auditing. As Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International's Auditing Committee from 1983-1986 (the purely Australian to carry this position), he used to be instrumental within the improvement of auditing technique which varieties the foundation for the auditing curriculum in Australian and in another 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 international locations. The culmination of his IASC work—comparable, prime quality and obvious accounting standards—are very important to the advance of a world economy.
Michael Sharpe has additionally made a massive contribution to...
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When I finally retired from business in 2010 I found myself with spare time for the first time in my life. I enjoyed this new sensation, especially as it coincided with a move from Sydney to Berrima—my escape to the country. With ample time for reflection, I began to think that I should set out in writing what I stand for and how these beliefs reconcile with my life. I am particularly glad that retirement from such a demanding career has allowed me to become closer to my children, Louise and Andrew, and to share more of their challenges and successes.
They were: Sir Bryan Carsberg. Bryan had been the UK first Director-General at the Office of Telecommunications (a regulatory body known as Oftel) from 1984-1992 and from 1992-94 was Director-General of the UK's Office of Fair Trading. He had previously been Accounting Professor at the University of Bath, the University of Manchester and the London School of Economics. We appointed Bryan as Secretary-General of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) in 1994 and he commenced shortly before I became Chairman.
During my assignment, his Partners elected him as the first National Executive Partner. Our association was rekindled when Alan, as Chairman of the Australian Investment and Securities Commission, was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO). A joint announcement made in Paris in 1995 by IOSCO and IASC was instrumental in the recognition today, by over ninety countries, of international financial reporting standards. Alan continues to hold major responsibilities in our capital markets.
Accounting for My Life by Michael Sharpe