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Helen Yee

Helen Yee

MA (Hons) Dundee; DipEd CUHK; PhD Deakin; CPA
Senior Lecturer

Rm 434
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5337


Helen joined as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney in July 2016. She received her PhD in Accounting from Deakin University in 2009. In recent years, her research interest focuses on accounting institutions and professionalization. She is particularly interested in studying the professionalization of the accounting profession in China, seeking to understand the role of the Chinese government, as well as the Big Four accounting firms, in shaping the development of the profession. She has published in Accounting, Organizations and Society and Critical Perspectives on Accounting and she is a member of the editorial board for Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting History.

Helen has taught in tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and in Australia. She has extensive experience in teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her area of expertise is in the area of financial accounting and she has played key roles in a number of major re-developments of the financial accounting units over the years.


Journal Article/s

Yee H 2012 'Analyzing the state-accounting profession dynamic: some insights from the professionalization experience in China', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol.37:6, pp. 426-44 [Link]


Conference Paper/s

Yee H and West B 2010 'Accounting professionalisation and occupational context: the role of the public accounting profession in China', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010


Journal Article/s

Yee H 2009 'The re-emergence of the public accounting profession in China: a hegemonic analysis', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal, vol.20:1, pp. 71-92 [Link]

Conference Paper/s

Yee H 2009 'The dynamic of state-accounting profession relationship: some insights from the professionalisation experience in China', Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 11th July 2009



2008 'Ideological Hegemony and the Organization of Public Accountants in China', Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Selected grants

2014 - 2015

  • Localization of the Big Four accounting firms in China: Issues and implications; Yee H, Poullaos C; Centennial College/College Research Grant.

Recent Units Taught

  • ACCT6001 Intermediate Financial Reporting

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S2,