Staff profile - Shireenjit Johl

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Dr Shireenjit Johl

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17360 +61 3 925 17360



Shireenjit Johl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting at Deakin University. Shireenjit has teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate (on campus and off campus mode) level in financial accounting and auditing. She also supervises research students in the Honours and PhD programs. She has received teaching awards for course development and enhancement (Generation C Project). Prior to joining academia she qualified as a CPA and worked in an audit firm.

She is an active researcher and her research interest lie in the area of audit markets, corporate governance (board dynamics and diversity) and financial reporting (earnings quality) and policy choice. Her research works has appeared in a number of international academic journals including Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Journal of Accounting, Accounting and Finance, international Journal of Auditing, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Managerial Auditing, and Australian Accounting Review. Her research is supported by research grants and have been a recipient of CPA Australia research grant, AFAANZ research grant, ICAA (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia) research grants, Deakin University Faculty of Business and Law research grants and FRGS Malaysia research grant.

Biography summary

PhD (Melb), MEc (Acct), BAcct(Hons), CPA


Teaching Interests

Financial and Corporate Accounting


Advanced Auditing

Subjects and units currently teaching

Corporate Accounting, Advanced Auditing, Contemporary Issues in Accounting


Awards and prizes

2013. Outstanding work on the Generation C Project for the unit MAA363 Corporate Accounting.

2012. Excellence in Research. School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Deakin University.

Teaching commendation from the Head of School, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

2011. Phang, M., Johl, S.K, and Cooper, B. “A Comparison of Domestic and International Accounting Students’ Academic Performance Using the Goal-efficacy Framework”. AFAANZ Conference, Darwin, Australia 4-6 June. – Best Paper in the Education Stream

2010. Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to the Accounting Discipline and Honours Supervision. School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University.

2009. Best Research Article in Accounting Discipline (Staff Level A-C). School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University.


Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance.  My work includes research in the areas of audit and non-audit services markets, audit quality, earnings management, corporate governance, voluntary disclosure and accounting education.

Research grants

Recent Grants include;

2014 - Diversity Council Australia (AUD$3,000 and in kind)

2013 - ICAA-Deakin Grant (AUD$10,000)
2012 - ICAA-Deakin Grant (AUD$10,000).

2012- CPA Australia Grant (AUD$24,300).

2012-2013 Exploratory Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (RM60,000 – 2 years).

2012 - 2013 Institute on Internal Auditors Malaysia Grant (RM7,000).



Some highlights:

Johl, S.K., A. Khan., N. Subramaniam, and M. Muttakin. 2016. 'Business Group Affiliation, Board Quality and Audit Pricing Behavior: Evidence from Indian Companies” – International Journal of Auditing (A ranked)

Muniandy, P., G. Tanewski, and S.K. Johl. 2016. “Institutional Investors in Australia: Do they play a homogenous monitoring role?” Pacific Basin Finance Journal (A ranked)

Kanapathippillai, S., S. K. Johl and G. Wines. 2016. “Remuneration Committee Effectiveness and Narrative Remuneration Disclosure” Pacific Basin Finance Journal (A ranked)

Johl, S. K. and O’Leary. 2015. “Capitalising on Culture over time: A Study of Cultural Origins of ASX Directors 2004 – 2013” Diversity Council Australia. Research Report.

Phang, M., Johl, S. and Cooper, B. 2014. “Goal efficacy framework: An examination of accounting students’ academic performance”, Accounting and Finance (A ranked), vol 54, no. 4. pp. 1295-1318.

Johl, S. K., S. K. Johl, N. Subramaniam, and B. Cooper. 2013. “Internal Audit Quality and Financial Reporting Quality”, Managerial Auditing Journal, .

Johl, S.K., Jackling, B, and Wong, G. 2012. Ethical Decision Making of Accounting Students in Australia, Journal of Business Ethics Education (B ranked), vol 9, pp. 51-78.

Johl, S.K., Subramaniam, N. and Mat Zain, 2012. Audit Committee and CEO Ethnicity and Audit Fees: Some Malaysian Evidence . The International Journal of Accounting (A ranked), vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 302-332, Pergamon, Oxford, England.

Jackling, B., and S.K. Johl. 2009. “Board Structure and Firm Performance:  Evidence from Top Indian Companies” Corporate Governance: An International Review (A ranked).

Link to publications

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