Dedicated and hard working, Helen Spiropoulos graduated first in her high school class, and was sports captain and vice captain for her school. Following her graduation, she earned a dual degree in college: a Bachelor of Science in information technology and a Bachelor of Business. She graduated with first class honors and received the University Medal as well. While Dr. Spiropoulos was in college, she completed vacation programs with Deloitte in auditing and consulting strategy and operations. She eventually went on to obtain her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Technology Sydney, where she was named to the Chancellor’s List for Outstanding Ph.D. She also received a postgraduate award scholarship from the department of education of New South Wales.
Currently, Dr. Spiropoulos is a lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, a position she has held for three years, and through which she is responsible for coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, teaching and conducting research. She teaches classes in financial accounting, her main areas of expertise being accounting standards and regulations, accounting skills for managers, financial reporting and analysis and business valuation and financial statement analysis.
Dr. Spiropoulos attributes her success to her hard work and dedication. She has written a number of research papers and journal articles, covering a variety of finance and accounting subjects, including corporate governance issues, executive compensation and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Spiropoulos was even bestowed a Best Paper Award from the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Conference. If she could offer some advice to the younger generations, it would be to form and maintain strong networks and relationships.
Moving forward, Dr. Spiropoulos intends to experience continued growth. When she is not working, she enjoys reading about a wide range of topics (particularly medical science and nutrition), building and customizing PCs, wakeboarding, and running.
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