A/Prof. Luckmika Perera



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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



Dr Luckmika Perera is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. Luckmika is an experienced business consultant and academic, specialising in the areas of integrated reporting (IR), cloud and mobile learning and educational program design and development for the corporate sector. He has experience in AI and cloud security, which he specialised in during his undergraduate studies and as a software engineer.

Luckmika has extensive expertise as an accountant, business consultant and an information systems specialist. He has worked in a number of senior roles in industry prior to joining academia.

In Luckmika's role as Director (Associate Head) of Teaching, he has implemented a number of educational and industry engagement initiatives, which resulted in the continued transformation of the Department to one of the most innovative, efficient, productive and most importantly, collegiate departments within the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University.

Luckmika was one of the key team members in designing and developing the CAANZ Foundations program and the IPA Pathways program offered by the respective bodies in partnership with Deakin Business School. He has also held academic leadership roles as Foundation Course Director of the CAANZ and IPA Programs at Deakin. He is a foundation member of the Integrated Reporting Consortium in Australia set up by Deakin, KPMG and UNSW.

Luckmika has a PhD in Environmental Accounting and three master’s degrees in Accounting, Commerce, and Education Leadership and Administration. His honours degree was in information systems, focusing on cloud-based security. He is a member of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand, the British Computer Society (UK) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants Australia (IPA) and Institute of Financial Accountants (UK).

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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


Environmental Accounting Social and Environmental Reporting Integrated Reporting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)


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Implications of a fragile professional identity on role behavior: an exploratory case of an accountant fraudster

S Dellaportas, L Perera, S Gopalan, B Richardson

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 659-679, European accounting review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A comparison of voluntary and mandated climate change-related disclosure

L Perera, C Jubb, S Gopalan

(2019), Vol. 15, pp. 243-266, Journal of contemporary accounting and economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Regulatory impact on voluntary climate change-related reporting by Australian government-owned corporations

Z Liu, S Abhayawansa, C Jubb, L Perera

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 264-283, Financial accountability and management, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

A comparison of different study load classifications and their association to student performance: an exploratory study

L Perera, S Kanapathippillai, G Wines

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 134-148, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Using business intelligence to support the process of organizational sensemaking

M Namvar, J Cybulski, L Perera

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 330-352, Communications of the association for information systems, Atlanta, Ga., C1

journal article

Towards a conceptual framework on the categorization of stereotypical perceptions in accounting

P Richardson, S Dellaportas, L Perera, B Richardson

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 28-46, Journal of Accounting Literature, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Towards a global model of accounting education

K Watty, S Sugahara, N Abayadeera, L Perera, J McKay

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 286-300, Accounting research journal, Bingley, U. K., C1

journal article

Formative feedback through summative tutorial-based assessments: the relationship to student performance

L Perera, H Nguyen, K Watty

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 424-442, Accounting education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Students' perceptions on using iPods in accounting education : a mobile-learning experience

P Richardson, S Dellaportas, L Perera, B Richardson

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 4-26, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Developing a global model of accounting education and examining IES compliance in Australia, Japan, and Sri Lanka

K Watty, S Sugahara, N Abayadeera, L Perera

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 502-506, Accounting education: an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Accountability structures and management relationships of internal audit: An Australian study

P Leung, B Cooper, L Perera

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 794-816, Managerial Auditing Journal, C1

journal article

What time is it now?

L Perera

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 530-, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, J3


Students' use of online academic resources within a course web site and its relationship with their course performance : an exploratory study

L Perera, P Richardson

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 587-600, Accounting education : an international journal, Loughborough, England, C1

journal article

m-learning in an off-campus environment : using iPods in accounting education

P Richardson, S Dellaportas, L Perera, B Richardson

(2010), pp. 1-33, AFAANZ 2010 : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1


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 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 Barry Cooper, A/Prof Luckmika Perera

  • 2020: $44,880
  • 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


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