Dr Sunil Dahanayake

Lecturer in Accounting

Sunil Dahanayake joined the CDU Business School in 2018. Sunil worked as an Assistant Professor in Accounting for the United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates and   Missouri Western State University, Missouri,  USA for four years since 2014. Sunil also spent six years as a Lecturer in Accounting at Macquarie University and La Trobe University in Australia. Sunil has worked as an Auditor, before the commencement of his academic career. Sunil worked for the Queensland Audit Office and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Auditor-General’s Office.  Sunil has also worked as a Financial Management Specialist for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka for one and a half years.

Sunil has taught a range of accounting courses but particularly specializes in the fields of Financial Accounting and Auditing and Assurance Services.

Sunil has presented several academic papers in refereed academic conferences in Accounting in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom.  Sunil's main research interests are focused on issues of Risk Based Audit (RBA) and public-sector audit, sustainability accounting and accounting education.  

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Education

PhD in Accounting - Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2014
 
MAcc. - Master's Degree in Accountancy, GPA 3.5 (!=4.10), Kansas State University, Kansas, USA. Specialisation area: Financial Accounting, 1988-199
 
MBA - Master's Degree in Business Administration, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1985 - 1987
 
BSc Bus. Ad. - BSc Degree in Business Administration (Special), Second Class-Upper Division Pass, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1976-1980

Professional Memberships

ACA - 2010: Associate Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

CA - 2006:  Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and NEw Zealand (ICAANZ)

FCA - 1985:  Fellow Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka (ICASL)

Publications

1. Dahanayke S J and Senaratne, S (2017), “Sustainability Management and Accounting Practices in a Tea Plantation Company in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Applied Accounting, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol. No. 1.

2.Dahanayake, S.J., and S. Senaratne, “Introducing and Sustaining an Accounting Degree Program in a Developing Country”, Accounting Education SIG Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2017.

3. Dahanayake, S.J., and K. Jacobs, (2013), “Practising VFM Audit: Unpacking the VFM Audit Methodologies”, APIRA Conference 2013, Kobe, Japan.

4. Dahanayake, S. J., and K. Jacobs, (2012), “The Evolution of the Value for Money (VFM) Auditing in the State of Victoria”, AFAANZ Conference, 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

5. Dahanayake, S. J., and K. Jacobs, (2010), “Manoeuvring the VFM Auditor Identity within the State Public Sector in Australia through Corporate Planning: The Case of the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO).” APIRA Conference 2010, Sydney.

6. Dahanayake, S.J., and K. Jacobs, (2010), “The Value for Money (VFM) Auditing in the State of Victoria: The Early Period”, The sixth Accounting History International Conference, 2010, Wellington, New Zealand,

7. Dahanayake, S. J., and K. Jacobs, (2009), “The Development of the Value for Money (VFM) Auditing Jurisdiction: The Case of the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) in Australia”, AFAANZ Conference 2009, Adelaide, Australia.

8. Dahanayake, S. J., (2009), “The Professional Accounting Education Strategy for Sri Lanka”, The Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol. 44 (2), pp. 61-69.

9. Dahanayake, S. J., (2007), “Public Sector Auditing: The Australian experience”, The Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 9-14.

Sunil Dahanayake

Contacts

T: +61-8 8946 8806
E: sunil.dahanayake@cdu.edu.au

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