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Dr Harj Singh

Dr Harj Singh Dr Harj Singh

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

Position Head of Department
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 expertise 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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Journal Articles (Research)


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Conference Articles (Research)

  • Singh, H., J. M. Van der Zahn, and N. Sultana. 2013. “Timeliness of Financial Reporting and Audit Committees: Do Diversity and Structural Features Matter?.” In Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand 2013, Jul 7, 2013, Perth: AFAANZ.


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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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