Meet Accounting lecturer Quan Nguyen, one of CIC’s best assets

CIC Higher Education Deputy Head and Accounting Lecturer Quan Nguyen has been a university lecturer for quite a while now and is highly experienced both as an accountant and as a lecturer, And yet, his prudence is remarkable. He doesn’t talk much about his achievements. He simply lets his strong work ethic do the talking.

Quan is friendly and approachable. His caring relationship with students is one of the hallmarks of a CIC education that gives emphasis on quality teaching and mentoring of students to help them achieve their study and career goals.

He is a full member of CPA Australia and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. He finished his Bachelor of Auditing (Honours) degree at Vietnam National Economics University where he was honed in accounting theory and systems as well as financial and compliance auditing. He graduated in 2000 after successfully defending his thesis paper, “Increasing Audit Quality Conducted by the Vietnam Auditing Company (VACO).” VACO has since been renamed Deloitte Vietnam.

Quan then pursued his Master by Research in Accounting and Business Analysis from 2003 to 2006, also at Vietnam National Economics University. He studied key subjects in Business Finance Analysis, International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Auditing and Assurances Services.

Quan (right) on an overseas holiday together with his family

He currently holds a PhD degree from Swinburne University of Technology in 2016. His doctoral dissertation tackled the “Establishment of Performance Auditing Criteria for Public Sector Enterprises.” He also earned his Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching here.

Quan has been practising as an accountant long before he embarked on his teaching career, and thus, he is able to cover his subject matter adequately and in a language that is easy for students to understand. His expertise is based on actual industry practice and as such, comes in very handy in preparing students for the world of work.