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Dr Harj Singh

Dr Harj Singh Dr Harj Singh

PhD (Curtin), MAcc (UWA), MBA (UWA), BBus (Curtin)

Position Lecturer
Faculty Curtin Business School (CBS)
School School of Accounting
Department Dept of Audit, Assurance & Accounting Technologies
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 407.436
Phone +618 9266 7904
Fax +618 9266 7196


Harjinder Singh is a lecturer at the School of Accounting at Curtin University, Perth.  Prior to joining Curtin in May 2008, he was employed in a similar position at the University of Western Australia.  Prior to commencing an academic career in 1998, Harjinder was employed at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an international accounting firm, in the Audit and Assurance Division.  His areas of experise and interest lie primarily in the auditing and assurance discipline.

Memberships, Awards and Training


Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award, 24th Asia Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Maui, USA (2012).

Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award, 18th Asia Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Maui, USA (2006).

Top Student in the Master of Accounting programme at UWA (2007).

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Employment History

Practising auditor with 10 years industry experience.

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Research Fields

Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

  • Accounting Theory and Standards
  • Auditing and Accountability
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
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Research Interests

Audit fee modelling, audit quality, internal audit, earnings quality and corporate goverance.

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Specialty Areas

Forthcoming Publications

Sultana, N, Singh, H. and Van der Zahn, J-L. W. M. (2014). “Audit committee characteristics and audit report lag.” International Journal of Auditing (forthcoming).

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Journal Articles (Research)

  • Singh, H., D. Woodliff, N. Sultana, and R. Newby. 2014. “Additional Evidence on the Relationship Between an Internal Audit Function and External Audit Fees in Australia.” International Journal of Auditing 18: 27-39.
  • Sultana, N., H. Singh, and J. M. Van der Zahn.. “Audit Committee Characteristics and Audit Report Lag.” International Journal of Auditing -. In press.


Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)

  • Singh, H., and R. Newby. 2010. “Internal audit and audit fees: Further evidence.” Managerial Auditing Journal 25 (4): 309-327.


Journal Articles (Research)

  • Van der Zahn, J. M., H. Singh, and I. Singh. 2008. “Association between independent audit committee members' human-resource features and underpricing: the case of Singapore IPOs from 1997-2006.” Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting 12 (3): 179-212.

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Singh, I., and H. Singh. 2008. “Big 4 or 4 big: is there a difference in audit quality.” In Sino-Australia International Conference on Accounting and Finance, Oct 31, 2008, Wuhan, China: Zhongnan University.


Journal Articles (Research)

  • Van der Zahn, J. M., H. Singh, and I. Singh. 2006. “Audit Committee structural features and impact of underpricing: Empirical Analysis of Singapore IPOs from 1997-2004.” The Icfai Journal of Audit Practice 3: 7-34.
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