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Dr. Ann Sardesai

PhD (Acct)(QUT), M.Com., B.Com (Hons.)(Macquarie University), B.Com., GCTE (CQU), CA, CPA, CIMA
Senior Lecturer - Accounting
School of Business and Law
Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research
400, Kent Street - 1.05, Level 1
Sydney, NSW 2000
About Me

Ann joned CQU in January 2015. She completed her PhD in 2014 and has worked with Macquarie University, The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University.

Ann's research interests are in the broad area of Management Accounting and she has published widely in the following specific areas:

  • Performance Measurement/Management Systems and/or Management Control Systems
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Reporting


Ann's PhD thesis titled: "An investigation of the impacts of Excellence in Research for Australia: A case study on accounting for research" won the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2014 at QUT, Brisbane.

Universities Studied At

Central Queensland University, Australia - Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.

Queensland University of Technology, Australia - PhD in Management Accounting.

Macquarie University, Australia - B.Com Accounting Honours

Bangalore University, India - B.Com., M.Com.

Universities Worked At

The University of Sydney

Macquarie University

Western Sydney University


2015 - Queensland University of Technology, Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2014.

2015 - The University of Sydney, Dean's Citation Award for Tutoring, 2014

2014 - Queensland University of Technology, Award of Write-up Scholarship, 2014.

2013 - Broadbent and Laughlin Emerging Scholar Award, Highly Commended mention, APIRA Conference, Kobe, Japan, July 2013.

2011 - Queensland University of Technology, Award of APA Scholarship, and Vice-Chancellor’s Top-up Scholarship, 2011-2013

Media Citations

Previous teaching

Macquarie University (2008-2012)

ACCG200 - Fundamentals of Management Accounting
ACCG201 - Organizational Planning and Control
ACCG250 - Accounting Information Systems
ACCG340 - Auditing and Assurance

Western Sydney University (2013-2014)

200101 - Accounting Information for Managers (AIM)
200116 - Management Accounting Fundamentals (MAF)
200108 - Contemporary Management Accounting (CMA)

The University of Sydney (2014-2015)

ACCT2012 - Management Accounting A
ACCT3012 - Management Accounting B
ACCT5002 - Managerial Accounting & Decision Making

Professional Experience

Worked as an Office Manager and Commercial Analyst with two multinational companies namely, GE Inc. and Caterpillar Inc.

Professional Memberships

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)

Certified Practising Accountant (CPA, Australia)

Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA, UK)

European Accounting Association (EAA)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Business and Management
  • Other Education
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Accounting, Auditing and Accountability - Management Accounting

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