Doctor Elizabeth Morton is a Lecturer of accounting and taxation in RMIT's School of Accounting.
Doctor Elizabeth Morton began her professional career as an accountant in small business taxation and accounting matters, before entering into the academic setting in 2013. Her professional experience prior to academia includes various aspects of accounting and taxation services for all entity types, including matters in relation to capital gains tax and investments, GST and FBT compliance, as well as superannuation.
Within the academic setting, Elizabeth has taught across a number of accounting courses, most notably financial accounting and taxation. Prior to her current role at RMIT, Elizabeth was a sessional member of staff at Federation University Australia. Here, Elizabeth was involved in both teaching and administrative duties across the business discipline, including course coordination, moderation, lecturing and tutoring activities.
Elizabeth's research focuses on the conflict between the accounting and taxation systems. Elizabeth completed her Doctor of Philosophy in accounting at Federation University Australia, which explored the conceptual re-alignment of methodology underpinning tax effect accounting, with a particular focus on the Australian context. In recognition of this research was the attainment of the 2015 AFAANZ / CA ANZ / CPA Australia PhD Scholarship, valued at A$10,000.
Learning and Teaching
- Course Coordinator and Lecturer of LAW2453 Taxation 1
- Previously: Financial Accountability and Reporting, Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting, Accounting in Organisation and Society
- The intercept between accounting and taxation
- Inter-period tax allocation and tax disclosures
- Tax Transparency
- The non-neutral role of accounting
- Normativity/social norm development
Prizes and Awards
- 2018 School of Accounting Teaching Excellence Award – Every Graduate Ready Award Taxation 1 - Highly Commended
- AFAANZ / CAANZ / CPA Australia PhD Scholarship 2015 – valued at A$10,000
- Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship 2013-2016
- Federation Business School PhD Top-Up Scholarship 2013-2015
- Most Meritorious Graduating Student in Honours Program 2012
- Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited Award for Income Tax Law & Practice 2011
- School of Business Awards for Excellence - CSP 50% Scholarship 2004
- Doctor of Philosophy, Federation University Australia, 2013-2016
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Ballarat, 2012
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Ballarat, 2005-2010
- Fellow of The Tax Institute
- Institute of Public Accountants
- Associate of The Institute of Financial Accountants
- British Accounting and Financing Association
- Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
- Accounting History Special Interest Group
- Golden Key Honour Society
- Morton, E. (2019). A historical review of the rise of tax effect accounting as a financial reporting norm In: Accounting History, , 1 - 29
- Morton, E. (2019). Corporate tax transparency reporting and Benford�s law In: Australian Tax Forum, 34, 1 - 29
- Lehman, G.,Morton, E. (2017). Accountability, corruption and social and environment accounting: Micro-political processes of change In: Accounting Forum, 41, 281 - 288