Dr Philip Palmer

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.43)
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.

He is the Teaching Program Director for Business and coordinator of the Accounting and Finance Undergraduate and Masters programs at Flinders. 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
  • FUSA Student Led Teaching Award, College of Business Government and Law, 2021
  • 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
Key responsibilities

Teaching Program Director - Flinders Business

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)