AO, BA, MCom, LittD (Melbourne)

(Deceased), 1997-10-18
Accounting, auditing and accountability

Lou Goldberg's contribution to accounting theory and history was prolific, and included many papers, articles, pamphlets, reviews, lectures, speeches, conference papers, and chapters of books. He also wrote and co-authored several substantial and influential works,

Professor Goldberg had a deep interest in all aspects of education, and made a significant contribution to the field of accounting education. His teaching career began at the University of Melbourne in 1931 when he was appointed as a part-time tutor in accounting, and he retained this position until 1945. He was appointed to a full-time position as lecturer in 1946, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1949, and then Associate Professor in 1957. He succeeded Sir Alec Fitzgerald as G.L. Wood Professor of Accounting, and became Head of the Department of Accounting in 1958, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce in 1964. After retiring in 1973 he was conferred the title of Professor Emeritus, and continued to give research seminars. Other educational sojourns included Visiting Professor to - Baruch School of Business Administration, New York (1963), University of Auckland (1967), University of Florida (1970), Western Australian Institute of Technology (1977), and Caulfield Institute of Technology (1978). He also contributed three years as external examiner to the University of Singapore (1966-68) and was Adjunct Professor, D. Syme School of Business, Monash University (1992-1995).