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Dr Paul Thambar is a lecturer with the Department of Accounting of the Monash Business School.

Paul is an Accounting academic with both industry and academic experience. Prior to joining Monash in Feb 2016, Paul was at UTS Business School from 2010 to 2015. At UTS Business School, Paul was involved in teaching management accounting and strategy subjects in postgraduate programs including MBA and Executive MBA programs. Paul was also intimately involved in the design and launch of a new MBA program in entrepreneurship and innovation (MBAe).

Prior to academic appointments, Paul worked in the financial services and healthcare industries in a range of senior financial and strategy roles. Paul has worked as a Financial Controller in Banking and in Healthcare and in Operations and Strategy roles in General Insurance and with IBM's Global Business Services division.

Paul completed a PhD in Accounting in 2015 at UTS. Paul's thesis topic was examining the role of management control systems in enabling strategy formation at the inter-firm level.

Paul is a Fellow member (FCMA) of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds the CGMA designation.

Paul teaches management accounting and strategy subjects and is currently assigned to teach Applied Contemporary Accounting (ACF 5350) in the MA program and MBA 5704 in the Monash MBA program.


Research interests

management control systems and practices, strategy and strategizing, performance management systems, accountability, innovation and digitisation

Case study and field research

Monash teaching commitment

ACF 5350 Applied Contemporary Accounting

MBA 5704 Accounting

Community service

Regional Board Chair and member, CIMA (2007-2012)


  • Management Accounting
  • Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • strategic cost management
  • Innovation

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Projects 2016 2019

Mutual Value Measurement (MVM)

Thambar, P. & Hall, M.


Project: Research

Volgren Lifecycle Cost

Napper, R., Kober, R., Thambar, P. & Chiu, W.


Project: Research

Research Output 2016 2019

  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Article

Managing systemic uncertainty: the role of industry-level management controls and hybrids

Thambar, P. J., Brown, D. A. & Sivabalan, P., 27 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounting, Organizations and Society. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Life cycle cost analysis of Australian route buses

Napper, R., Thambar, P., Kober, R. & Roberts, S., 2016, Caulfield, Vic, Australia: Monash University. 18 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch