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.
Ram R and Newberry S 2015 'Understanding Complexities in International Accounting Standard Setting: Agenda Entry and the Case of IFRS for SMEs (Winner of the Best Conference Paper Prize in the International Accounting stream)', Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference, Hobart, Australia, 7th July 2015
Ram R 2013 'Exploring the Role of Staff in the IASB's Standard Setting Process: A Case of IFRS for SMEs Standard', 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association EAA 2013, Paris, France, 8th May 2013
Ram R 2012 'Development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs): An Agenda Setting Explanation, University of Konan Seminar Presentation, Kobe, Japan, 9 June 2012
Ram R 2012 'Accounting Education in Australia: Teaching Experience of Financial Accounting B, University of Kinki Seminar Presentation, Higashiosaka, Japan, 6 June 2012
Ram R 2011 'The International Accounting Standards Board's Agenda Formulation Process: A Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities, University of Adelaide Seminar Presentation, Adelaide, Australia 2011
Ram R and Newberry S 2010 'The International Accounting Standards Board's Agenda Formulation Process: A Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities', 5th Workshop on Accounting and Regulation, Siena, Italy, 25th September 2010
Ram R 2009 'Simplified International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) - A Moving Target?', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ 2009, Adelaide, Australia, 7th July 2009
Ram R and Newberry S 2008 'Corporate Governance and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): The Case of Developing Countries' in Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies- Corporate Governance in Less Developed and Emerging Economies, ed. Mathew Tsamenyi and Shahzad Uddin, JAI Press Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 483-518
Ram R and Reddy M 2007 'Corporate Governance in Fiji's Native Land Trust Board', Pacific Economic Bulletin, vol.22:2, pp. 36-52
Ram R 2007 'IFRS for SMEs to benefit both SMEs and the Emerging Economies?', The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Doctoral Colloquium, Gold Coast QLD, Australia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007
Ram R and Gray SJ 2007 'The Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Fiji: Issues and Challenges', 19th Asia Pacific Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007
Ram R 2007 'The Development of One International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs) and Emerging Economies', 19th Asia Pacific Conference, Doctoral Colloquium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007
Ram R and Gray SJ 2006 'International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs) Issues and Challenges for National Jurisdictions', Indian Accounting Review, vol.10:2, pp. 1-17
Ram R 2005 'Accrual accounting in the public sector; a case study of the financial reporting of local government councils in Fiji', The Fourth Accounting History International Conference, Braga, Portugal, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005
Ram R 2005 'Accounting Standards and Compliance: An Analysis of the Extent of Non-Compliance with Fiji Accounting Standards', 9th Financial Reporting and Business Communications Conference, Cardiff Wales, United Kingdom, 8th July 2005
Recent Units Taught
2015: S1 ,
ACCT3011 Financial Accounting B
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