Jean St George KERR

Born: 31/12/1922

Died: 13/3/2013

Special Achievements:

1946 - Australia's second full-time university accounting academic and the first such female appointee, University of Melbourne.
1956 - Her ''Three Concepts of Business Income,'' published in Australian Accountant, provided a masterly analysis of the income-capital nexus under three different measurement systems - historical cost, current purchasing power, and current operating capacity.  It would become one of the most widely cited and reproduced articles of its time, generating a major international reputation for Ms. Kerr.
1957 - Promoted to senior lecturer.
When she retired from the University of Melbourne, Ms. Kerr was then the most senior female academic accountant in Australia.

Additional Information:

Her middle name, St George, was inherited from her maternal grandmother.
Bachelor of Commerce degree, University of Melbourne.
Master of Science degree, Columbia University (New York, USA).


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    Goldberg, Professor Emeritus Louis, signing a copy of ‘Essays in Honour of Louis Goldberg’ launched at University House, c.1989, University of Melbourne Archives, University of Melbourne Media and Publications Unit, 2003.0003, BWP/21,621

    University of Melbourne Archives