Jenna Bradwell

Commerce celebrates CPA excellence award

The Faculty of Commerce has cause for celebration following academic Dr Sam Jebeile’s receival of the annual CPA Australia NSW President’s Award for Excellence.

The award is given to an academic who excels in teaching and learning or research and contributes directly or indirectly through their work to the field of accounting.

Julie Chessman, Relationship Manager at CPA Australia said Dr Jebeile had demonstrated outstanding skills as a lecturer.

“Sam’s reputation in teaching accountancy to first year students is well known through the student body as being innovative and engaging. Above all, he is interested in the welfare of each member of his class,” she said.

“Due to Dr Jebeile’s teaching skills, mentoring and advocacy many students have chosen Accounting as their major.  In addition to that his involvement with the Graduates to League program is exemplary.”

Dr Jebelie was chosen from 29 academics in the NSW region. The decision was made by the President and Divisional Council of CPA Australia NSW. Dr Jebeile said he was humbled to receive the award.

“Although I have received several learning and teaching awards in the past, I am particularly touched by this one because it is an endorsement by the largest professional body in Australia and vindicates the diversity of academic activities that are appreciated by the profession,” he said.

“I will definitely continue to develop programs that engage our students, the profession, and the community at large."

Ms Chessman said the commitment Dr Jebeile has shown to his students, his peers and the professional was a fine example to all. “

“Dr Jebeile continues to contribute to the development and improvement of the profession using his passion, engagement, technical and pedagogical expertise,” she said.

CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 140,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe. Its core services to members include education, training, technical support and advocacy. Staff and members work together with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.


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  • Dr Sam Jebeile received the annual CPA Australia NSW President’s Award for Excellence. He is pictured here with (left) CPA Australia Relationship Manager Julie Chessman and (right) Dr Kathy Rudkin from UOW’s School of Accounting and Finance.