Michael Fowler is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with 35 years experience in accountancy, and business and accounting education. His career has spanned chartered accountancy, commerce, local government, personnel recruitment, radio stations, and digital information services. He is also a well-known Hawke’s Bay historian and the author of eight published books.
In 18 years in the tertiary education sector, Michael has taught a variety of accounting papers. He specialises in management accounting, but has also taught marketing and strategic business planning.
Michael teaches a wide range of audiences, from senior executives to lower level programs. His style is relaxed but professional, and his philosophy is tht numbers don’t have to be boring.
In 2003 Michael’s Masters research on adoption of new versus old management accounting techniques won a best paper award at the Fourteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, in Los Angeles.
In 2014 he was made a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for his service to higher education and academic research.