I am a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Business School. I obtained the PhD degree from UNSW Sydney, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow examining the informational value of auditing in the charitable organisations. My research interests include audit quality, audit reporting, sustainability reporting and not-for-profit sector accountability. I am a member of Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand, American Accounting Association, and European Accounting Association.
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.
2022 The University of Sydney Accounting Foundation Engaged Research Grant – The demand and consequences of assurance of mandatory extended external reporting ($20,000)
2021 AFAANZ Research Grant – The demand and consequences of assurance of mandatory extended external reporting ($7,031)
2020 UNSW SRG Project grant – Improving the value of financial reporting and audit in the not-for-profit sector ($10,000)
2019 AASB Research Report Series - Review of special purpose financial statements: Large and medium-sized Australian charities ($10,000)
2016-2017 Centre for Social Impact Research Grants – Examining demand for assurance for Australian charities ($10,000)
2022 AFAANZ Outstanding Reviewers Award - Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
2021 Staff Excellence Awards: Research Impact Award (Early Career Research) - UNSW Business School;
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
I conduct research on the informational value of auditing and governance mechanisms in the third sector to promote transparency, trust, and effective use of resources, as well as to address important social and environmental issues, and to inform government policies on sector funding and regulation. My primary research interests include the role of audit-quality differentiation in the not-for-profit sector; international auditing/assurance issues; and non-financial assurance. My research outcomes are published in highly regarded journals and have been cited by regulators and standard-setters in developing related accounting and auditing standards.
My Research Supervision
Jean You, PhD candidate, Joint Supervisor
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.