BA PGDip AFM S.Pac; PhD Sydney
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Dr Ronita Ram (previously Ronita Singh for all publications published prior to 2012) is a lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting at the University of Sydney. She has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Sydney, a Post graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Information System from the University of the South Pacific (USP) Suva, Fiji Islands. She was awarded three gold medals for being the best graduating student in the Faculty of Business & Economics at University of the South Pacific. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, she worked as a Tutor in the Accounting & Financial Management Department at USP and an auditor at PriceWaterHouseCoopers in Fiji.
Ronita's PhD thesis titled Development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs) examined how and why the IASB added the SMEs project on its agenda and followed closely the development of the IFRS for SMEs standard. Her study not only provides insights about the IFRS for SMEs standard but also the IASB's standard setting activities. Her PhD thesis won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Doctoral Research Award for 2012 for the Interdisciplinary accounting research category. Her research interest includes financial reporting standards, IFRS for SMEs reporting, international accounting standards and accounting for developing countries.
She has published her research in a number of international journals. In April 2010, Ronita was also awarded 'Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner' at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010 by Emerald for the paper "Corporate Governance and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS): The Case of Developing Countries" published in Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 2008. Ronita has also reviewed papers for some international journals and conferences.
Ronita currently teaches Financial Accounting at the undergraduate level. She has received Dean's Citation award for each semester of teaching for her commitment, passion and enthusiasm for teaching.
Recent Units Taught
2013: Semester 1, Semester 2, 2012: Semester 1, Semester 2,