Yitang (Jenny) Yang


I am a Lecturer in the UNSW Business School. I obtained my PhD degree in 2018, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney. I teach financial accounting and auditing courses at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level.

Prior to this, I worked as an auditor and held management positions in national regulatory bodies in China including State Administration of Taxation.







Journal articles
Yang Y; Simnett R; Carson E, 2021, 'Auditors’ propensity and accuracy in issuing going-concern modified audit opinions for charities', Accounting and Finance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12823
Yang Y; Simnett R, 2020, 'Financial Reporting by Charities: Why Do Some Choose to Report Under a More Extensive Reporting Framework?', Abacus: a journal of accounting, finance and business studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/abac.12202
Yang YJ, 2019, Review of Special Purpose Financial Statements: Large and Medium-Sized Australian Charities, Australian Accounting Standards Board, 11, https://www.aasb.gov.au/admin/file/content102/c3/AASB_RR11_ACNCreport.pdf
Conference Papers
Yang YJ; Simnett R, 2019, 'The Economics of Auditing for Charities', American Accounting Association, Boston, USA, presented at International Symposium on Audit Research, Boston, USA, 06 June 2019 - 08 June 2019, https://www.isarhq.org/ISAR2019_Programme.php
Working Papers
Yang Y; Simnett R, Large Charities' Financial Reporting Framework Choice in Australia, Elsevier BV, http://dx.doi.org10.2139/ssrn.3412617

2019 AFAANZ Best PhD Award - Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

2015 APRU Best Paper Award - The Association of Pacific Rim Universities' Doctoral Students Conference


2016-2017 Centre for Social Impact Research Grants - Examining demand for assurance for Australian charities ($10,000)

2019 AASB Research Report Series - Review of special purpose financial statements: Large and medium-sized Australian charities ($10,000)

2020 UNSW SRG Project grant – Improving the value of financial reporting and audit in the not-for-profit sector ($10,000)

2021 AFAANZ Research Grant – The demand and consequences of assurance of mandatory extended external reporting ($7,031)

Audit quality; Audit value; Financial reporting in not-for-profit sector; Non-financial information reporting and assurance

My teaching interests combine the areas of accounting and auditing. I am currently the lecturer of the course: Auditing and Assurance Services. I have also taught Financial Accounting for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.