Discipline of Accounting
Ronita Singh is undertaking a PhD in Accounting. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Information Systems and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji where she was a tutor in the Department of Accounting and Financial Management for two years and prior to that an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is currently a senior tutor at the University of Sydney.
Ronita's research area is international accounting and for her PhD she is investigating the development of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium Sized Entities (SMEs) by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
"My main motivation for undertaking a PhD in the Faculty of Economics and Business was the desire to get a doctoral degree from one of the top universities in Australia and more so because I was offered the Faculty of Economics and Business Scholarship to pursue my PhD. I see a culture of excellence in research at the Faculty of Business and Economics. The environment in the Faculty of Economics and Business is very conducive for research students and very supportive and flexible".
"One of the challenges is trying to keep up to date with massive literature in my research area and trying to narrow down to a manageable project when I started. However I have managed to overcome this with help from my supervisors".
Ronita is supervised by Sid Gray.