Indra Abeysekera

PhD MA MCom (Macquarie), MEd (Sydney), MSc (Wales), BSc (Peradeniya). ACMA (UK), CA CPA (Australia), Professor of Accounting (

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Professor Indra Abeysekera is on the Stanford list of the World's Top 2% Scientists in Accounting and the broader area of Business and Management for the past Five Consecutive Years (2019,2020,2021,2022 and 2023), and has continued since commencing that ranking system.

He has presented and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles across various academic disciplines: emotional capital, intellectual capital, integrated reporting, financial and non-financial accounting, knowledge management, and accounting education. Additionally, he has authored nine books: five research books, one textbook, and three other teaching books. He has supervised nine doctoral students from start to completion, and eight of them as principal and/or sole supervisor.

His continuing academic career began on 30 June 2003 as an Associate Lecturer in Accounting, in 2014 became the Professor of Accounting and Finance, and in 2016 became the Dean of the Doctor of Business Administration. He was an Associate Lecturer and Lecturer at Macquarie University, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, and Professor at Central Queensland University.

Professor Indra has gained experiences in organisations spanning the private and public sectors, both overseas and in Australia. While in academia he has consistently engaged with the accountancy profession, holding various governance roles and has delivered keynote speeches at international conferences.



External positions

Advisory Board Member, Green Institute, Houston

2022 → …

South East Asia Regional Advisory Panel Member, AICPA

Jun 2019May 2020

Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Ton Duc Thang University

2015 → …

Ernst & Young Endowment Professor of Accounting, University of Kelaniya


Visiting Professor of Accounting, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics


External Reporting Centre of Excellence (COE) member, CPA Australia Ltd



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