Researcher

Dr Yitang (Jenny) Yang

My Expertise

Audit quality; Audit value; Financial reporting in not-for-profit sector; Non-financial information reporting and assurance

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Not-for-profit accounting and accountability, Auditing and accountability, Sustainability accounting and reporting, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Biography

I am a Lecturer in the UNSW Business School. I obtained my PhD degree in 2018, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney. I teach financial accounting and auditing courses at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level.

Prior to this, I worked as an auditor and held management positions in national regulatory bodies in China including State Administration of Taxation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Grants

2016-2017 Centre...view more

I am a Lecturer in the UNSW Business School. I obtained my PhD degree in 2018, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney. I teach financial accounting and auditing courses at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level.

Prior to this, I worked as an auditor and held management positions in national regulatory bodies in China including State Administration of Taxation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Grants

2016-2017 Centre for Social Impact Research Grants - Examining demand for assurance for Australian charities ($10,000)

2019 AASB Research Report Series - Review of special purpose financial statements: Large and medium-sized Australian charities ($10,000)

2020 UNSW SRG Project grant – Improving the value of financial reporting and audit in the not-for-profit sector ($10,000)

2021 AFAANZ Research Grant – The demand and consequences of assurance of mandatory extended external reporting ($7,031)


My Awards

2019 AFAANZ Best PhD Award - Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

2015 APRU Best Paper Award - The Association of Pacific Rim Universities' Doctoral Students Conference

 


My Research Activities

 I investigate the informational value of auditing in charitable organisations for my PhD dissertation. My primary research interests include the role of audit-quality differentiation in the not-for-profit sector; international auditing/assurance issues; and non-financial assurance. My work has been published at leading accounting journals and at the websites of standard-setters including the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB). 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Through research, teaching and the supervision of research students, my aim is to increase awareness about the role of monitoring mechanisms in enhancing the public trust in the not-for-profit sector. In the past I have mentored and supervised 10 students who participated in the UNSW Business School Summer Research Scholarships Program for my project: the informational value of auditing in the charity sector.


My Teaching

My teaching interests combine the areas of accounting and auditing. I am currently the lecturer of the course: Auditing and Assurance Services. I have also taught Financial Accounting for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Location

Room 3099 Quadrangle Building

Contact

+61 2 9065 1922