Staff profile - Sutha Kanapathippillai

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Dr Sutha Kanapathippillai

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46497 +61 3 924 46497



  • Bachelor of Business (Administration), University of Jaffna, 1994
  • Master of Business Administration, Southern Cross University, 2001
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,Australian Society Certified Practising Accountants


Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New zealand


Teaching Interests

Financial accounting

Corporate accounting

Management accounting

Subjects and units currently teaching

Corporate accounting

Financial accounting

Management accounting

Conferences and seminars

Kanapathippillai,S., Johl,S., Subramaniam,N.,(2014), Narrative Voluntary Executive Remuneration Disclosure And Use Of Attribution Strategy, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Auckland, New Zealand.

Kanapathippillai,S.,Johl,S.,Subramanian.,(2013) ,Remuneration Committee Quality and Narrative Voluntary Executive Remuneration Disclosure, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Perth, Australia.

Balachandran,B.,Kanapathipillai,S.,Krishnamurti,C.,Theobald,M.,Velayutham,E.,   (2011),Issuance of Warrants in Seasoned Equity Offerings – Evidence from Rights Offerings, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Darwin, Australia.


Awards and prizes

Outstanding contribution to teaching at Department of Accounting 2015

Sustained teaching performance at post graduate level 2010

Teaching Excellence Exemplars Award 2010

Best teaching across the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance 2009


Research interests

Executive remuneration

Voluntary disclosure

Corporate governance

Accounting Education

Rights offerings

Research grants

ICAA $12,250



Kanapathippillai,S., Johl,S., and Wines,G., (forthcoming) "Remuneration committee effectiveness and narrative remuneration disclosure", Pacific- Basin Finance Journal (

Perera, L., Kanapathippillai, S.,Wines, G., (2016) “A comparison of different study load classifications and their association to student performance – An exploratory study”, Asian review of Accounting Journal, 24,2.

Dellaportas, S., Kanapathippillai, S., Khan, A,. and Leung, P. (2014), Ethics education in the Australian Accounting curriculum: A longitudinal study examining barriers and enablers, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 23:4, 362-382.

Kanapathippillai,S., Hasheem, A.S., and Dellaportas,S. (2012) The impact of a computerised consolidation accounting package (CCAP) on student performance, Asian review of accounting, 20(1), 4-19.

Link to publications

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