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Dr Troy Yao
Senior Lecturer
QUT Business School,
Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University), Bachelor of Accounting with Honours (Griffith University)

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* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Troy Yao is a senior lecturer in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours in accounting and the University medal (BCom Hons Class 1) from the Griffith University, a PhD in accounting from the Griffith University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Queensland University of Technology. He is also a member of CPA Australia and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Dr Yao teaches courses focused on financial accounting standards and financial accounting theories, with a particular focus on understanding the contemporary financial reporting issues. He won the Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Fund Awards in 2017. The Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee acknowledged his efforts on ‘real-world’ teaching and strategies to engaged students.

Dr Yao’s research focuses on the interpretation of accounting standards, executive compensations, the audit pricing decisions and corporate governance.  He has published in several academic journals such as Accounting and Finance, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal among others, and his research has received best paper awards.

Dr Yao currently supervises three PhD students, two Master of Phillosophy students and one honours student.

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Teaching Interest:

Financial Accounting (AYB200),

Financial Reporting Issues (AYB311)

Advanced Financial Accounting (AYN418)

This information has been contributed by Dr Troy Yao.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Current supervisions

  • The Perception of Stakeholders about the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Evidence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Janet Mack
  • Fair Value Measurements, Key Audit Matters and Audit Quality: Evidence from the International Banking Industry Introduction
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Yuyu Zhang
  • The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures on Accounting Conservatism and Earnings Management
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Janet Mack
  • Does Board Gender Diversity Influence the Adoption of Conservative Accounting Policies?
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Janet Mack

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)