Dr Philip Palmer

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.70)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Philip Palmer has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) with Honours and a PhD in Accounting. He is a member of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, where he is a member of the regional council for SA/NT.

He is the coordinator of the Accounting and Finance Undergraduate and Masters programs at Flinders. He has written a number of journal articles, conference papers and presentations as well as supervising a number of PhD students. Phil has extensive finance industry experience, having worked in a bank for 14 years and as a commercial banking analyst for much of this time before joining Flinders, giving him an in-depth industry understanding.

Phil is passionate about producing enterprising, work-ready accounting graduates, who have the necessary technical knowledge and personal attributes to make a successful contribution to the accounting profession.


Phd, BCom(Hons)(Flinders), CPA, CA

Honours, awards and grants
  • College of Business Government and Law Vice President & Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020
  • Vice-Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award 2020
Topic coordinator
BUSN3047 Company Accounting
BUSN1001 Accounting Principles
Supervisory interests
Not-for-profit financial reporting
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Mergers and Acquisitions and Stakeholders (1), Related Party Transactions and Firm Performance (1)