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A/Prof. Luckmika Perera



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Executive Certificate in NonProfit Leadership, Harvard University, 2020
Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2015
Master of Education (Education Leadership & Admin), Deakin University, 2015
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2008
Master of Accountancy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2005
Master of Commerce, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2005
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Information Systems), Manchester Metropolitan Univ., 2003


Luckmika Perera is an Associate Professor, Board Member, Global Speaker and Futurist within the Department of Accounting at Deakin Business School.

He has also worked in a number of senior roles in industry prior to joining academia. He has his Leadership education & training from Harvard University and Michigan University.

He specialises in the following areas for Non-Profit, Higher Education, Government and Corporate Sectors:

1. Integrated Reporting <IR> & Integrated Thinking <IT>
2. Cloud & Mobile learning with associated platforms & technologies
3. Educational program design & development (Customised, Executive Ed., Postgrad & Undergrad)
4. Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Environmental Accounting
5. Governance & Leadership (including Academic & Corporate)
6. Mindfulness in Business

Some key achievements:

1. Led the Faculty of Business & Law implementation team of Deakin University's Cloud Learning Initiative in 2009 when Deakin moved to the new online Desire2Learn Platform, which is now being used across the University.

2. As Director (Assoc. Head) of Teaching and prior to that, as Accounting discipline coordinator, he implemented a number of educational and industry engagement initiatives, which resulted in the continued transformation of the department in a short time period to one of the most innovative, efficient,  productive and most importantly, collegiate  departments within Deakin Business School.

3. Initiated a number of partnerships between Deakin Business School and Law School and AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors), LIV (Law Institute of Victoria), CGMA/CIMA, CPA, CAANZ, CMA, ICASL, ACS etc.

4. Was a key team members in designing and developing the CAANZ Foundations program in 2014, and the IPA Pathways program in 2015 offered by the respective bodies in partnership with Deakin Business School.  I also held academic leadership roles as Foundation Course Director of the CAANZ & IPA Programs at Deakin in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

5. Foundation member of the Integrated Reporting Consortium in Australia set up by Deakin, KPMG and UNSW.

His academic background include a Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government), Leadership certificate from Michigan University (Ross Business School), a PhD (Environmental accounting) from Swinburne University, three Masters' degrees (Education & Leadership - Deakin; Globalisation - RMIT; Accounting - RMIT), a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Deakin and an Honours Degree (Info Systems) from MMU -UK.

He holds professional memberships with CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA, IFA, CMA (SL), BCS, AICD and IIA.

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Career highlights

  • Associate Lecturer in Accounting, 2006.
  • Lecturer in Accounting, 2007.
  • Discipline Coordinator, 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting, 2014.
  • PhD in Accounting, 2014.
  • Director of Teaching, 2015.

Research interests

  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Earnings Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Critical Perspectives in Accounting
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Member, British Computer Society.
  • Member, CA ANZ Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. 
  • Member, CPA Australia.
  • Member, Institute of Financial Accountants UK.
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Fellow, Institute of Public Accountants.
  • Panel Member, CPA Professional Level Programs (CBI Segment).
  • Educational and Business Consultant and Trainer
  • Panel Member, CA Pathways Programs.

Teaching interests

  • Accounting Theory
  • Conceptual and Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Environmental and Social Accounting
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Accounting Information Systems

Units taught

  • MAA310 - Accounting and Society
  • MAA720 - Accounting Theory
  • MAA363 - Corporate Accounting
  • MAA717 - Introductory Accounting
  • MAA250 - Ethics for Financial Professionals
  • MAA754 - Enterprise Risk Management

Knowledge areas

  • Accounting Theory
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Accounting and Earnings management
  • Environmental and Social Accounting
  • Accounting Emancipation and Critical Perspectives
  • Accounting Information Systems


No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Exploring Models of Accounting Education and IESs Adoption by Professional Bodies and Tertiary Institutions in Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka

Prof Kim Watty, Prof Satoshi Sugahara, A/Prof Luckmika Perera

  • 2012: $16,624
  • 2011: $7,346

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper, Dr Christine Contessotto, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Dr Samuel Cheung

  • 2020: $96,558
  • 2019: $193,117
  • 2018: $193,117
  • 2017: $193,117
  • 2016: $96,558

IPA Stage 1 Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Prof Barry Cooper

  • 2020: $51,229
  • 2019: $35,047
  • 2018: $24,255
  • 2017: $8,662

Training Program for Sri Lankan Taxation Commissioners and Research program on Investor Taxation, firm Heterogeneity, and Asset Prices.

Prof Paresh Narayan, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Dr Susan Sharma

  • 2018: $75,000


No completed student supervisions to report