Neil currently lectures business finance and financial planning courses in the University’s Business School. Neil has worked in commercial sector financial management and accounting, small business management and financial planning, and has twenty years of experience as a tertiary level educator in Australia, SE Asia and the United Kingdom. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate university courses in accounting, corporate finance, investment analysis and individual financial planning, and has been presenter of research and other discussion papers, including keynote speaker, at numerous business conferences in Australia and overseas. Neil has published research in Australian and international journals including, amongst others, Accounting Education (UK), Australian CPA, Accounting and Finance, JASSA, The International Journal of Accounting, The Multinational Finance Journal, The Pacific Accounting Review and The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Neil's research interests include accounting disclosures and capital markets, derivative valuation modelling, IPO share float disclosures and valuation, financial planning and investor risk tolerance.
Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce with honours, a research Master of Commerce and various other postgraduate qualifications in applied finance and investment, financial planning and superannuation management. He is a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and a foundation member of the Association of Financial Services Educators (AFSE).
- Company valuation, IPO's
- Investor risk tolerance
- Earnings Forecast disclosures
Books and Monographs
2008 Hartnett, N. Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, 4th Ed., Pearson Education, Sydney
Refereed Journal Articles
2000 Hartnett, N. and R Day, An Investigation of the Significance of Mandated Changes in Goodwill Amortisation Policy in Australia. Pacific Accounting Review. Millennium Edition 2000, 11:2. 193-218.
2000 Hartnett, N. and J. Römcke, Predictability of Management Forecast Error: A Study of Australian IPO Disclosures. Multinational Finance Journal. Special Initial Public Offering (IPO) Edition. 4: 1,2. 101-132.
2003 Hartnett, N., Römcke, J. and C. Yap, Recognising the Importance of Instruction Style to Students’ Performance: Some Observations from Laboratory Research. Accounting Education: An International Journal (UK). 12: 3, September 2003. 313-331.
2003 Hartnett, N., Römcke, J. and C Yap, Instruction Style, Student Learning and Performance Spirals. Asian Review of Accounting. 11:1, 69-87.
2003 Hartnett, N., Duong, T.T.L, and J. Winsen, Understanding Implied Volatility and Market Stress in Equity and Fixed Interest Markets. JASSA (Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia). 4: Summer. 34-40.
2004 Hartnett, N., Römcke, J. and C. Yap, Student Performance in Tertiary-Level Accounting: An International Student Focus. Accounting and Finance. 44. 163-185
2005 Arif, M. and Hartnett, N., Free Cash Flow Return Regularities. JASSA (Journal of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia).4: Summer. 6-12.
2006 Hartnett, N., Management Disclosure Bias and Audit Services. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. 26: 369-390.
2006 Hartnett, N., The Representativeness of Management Financial Forecasts vis-à-vis Naïve Forecasts. Asian Review of Accounting. 14. 5-23.
2006 Hartnett, N., E. Salimsyah and J.Winsen, Australian Evidence on Volatility Estimation in the Context of Foreign Exchange Markets, International Economics and Finance Journal, 1:2. 211-225.