- understanding and interpreting financial statements with a focus on improving company performance
- considering the role of management accounting information as a basis of driving performance (particularly cost information)
- developing a working knowledge of financial mathematics and the time value of money that underlies all finance decisions
- performing calculations to value equities (shares) and debt (bills, bonds, and others) so that appropriate investment decisions can be made
- applying contemporary valuation methods, with the focus on the Net Present Value approach, to achieve the goal of value creation and maximisation.
BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons), MFM, UQ
Sandra is a lecturer in Accounting and Management Accounting, and Program Leader for the Bachelor of Commerce at UQ Business School. Her academic interests focus on costs and cost drivers, and whether costing and evaluation systems align with organisational strategy. She is passionate about ensuring the accounting teaching experience is interesting and relevant to learners.
Prior to working for UQ, Sandra worked for Queensland State Government, and worked as a consultant in costing and efficiencies and performance evaluation. She has provided numerous courses in accounting and finance to external organisations, and received teaching awards for her work, including the KPMG Teaching Prize.