Dr Hassan Rkein

PhD Accounting, BA Honours, BACC, CPA, CMA

Lecturer Accounting & Auditing

Dr Hassan Ibrahim Rkein is a fully Certified Management Accountant (CMA), as well as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). Dr Rkein is a lecturer in accounting, and has a wealth of teaching experience in teaching most accounting courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Rkein has been awarded a number of prestigious and highly competitive resarch grants, in addition to scholarships. He has also published in intertational referred journals, and presented at national and international conferences. Dr Rkein's current research interests include Financial Management Accounting, Culture and Accounting, Capitalism, Asquisition, Heritage Assets, Auditing, and Corporate and Public Governance.

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Teaching Interest

  • Accounting Theory
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing

Research Interest

  • Accounting Education
  • Culture and Accounting
  • Capitalism
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Acquisition
  • Auditing
  • Corporate and Public Governance


Selected publications

Rkein, H.I. and Norris, G. 2012: Barriers to accounting: Australian Indigenous students’ experience. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, in the Special issue of Indigenous Peoples: Accounting and Accountability.  Vol. 32, No.2, 95-107

 Rkein, H.I. 2014: Impact of Mathematics on Indigenous Students’ Decision to Study Accounting. Journal of Business and Economics, USA.  Vol. 5, No. 2, 209-218

Rkein, H.I. and Velayutham, S. 2015: Accounting Amongst Marginalised Ethnic Groups. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, accepted for publication subject to revision

Rkein, A. and Rkein H. 2012: Cultural Constraints to Accounting as a Career Choice for Indigenous Australians. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference Proceedings Publication

Rkein, H.I. 2012: Obstacles To accounting; the Mathematics Factor. The Fourth Annual American Business Research Conference. New York, United States. Conference Proceedings Publication 

Rkein, H.I. and Velayutham, S. 2011: The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Accounting Education and Profession: Some Insights from International Comparisons. Presented at the AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference, September, Canberra

Rkein, H.I.Norris, G. 2010: Indigenous Students’ Study Choice: Why Not Accounting? The BAA Accounting Education conference, DCU, Dublin, Ireland

Working research papers

Rkein, H.I and Rkein, A. (2016) Traditional cultural values versus Accounting as a Career Choice’ is due to be submitted in the nearby future.

Rkein, H.I and Velayutham, S. (2016) Economic Participation and the Demand for Accountants.

Rkein, H.I (2016) Demand and Supply: Indigenous Values Vs Western Accounting Values.

Rkein, H.I, and Rkein, A. (2016) Postgraduate students in the Masters in Professional Accounting: Why Accounting?

Rkein, H.I. and Rkein, A. Velayutham, S. (2016) Social Cognitive Career Theory: Does it Need Modification?

Rkein, H. I. (2016), Heritage Assets, Accounting for Religious Golden Shrines.


Certified Practicing Accountants CPA, Australia

Certified Management Accountants CMA, Australia

Grants and Awards

In addition to scholarships and conference travel grants, Dr Rkein has been awarded some prestigious research grants.

  • 2012: CPA Australia. Global Research Prospective Program $7,800
  • 2011: AITSIS Research Grant $2,100
Dr Hassan Rkein


T: +61 8 8946 8819
E: hassan.rkein@cdu.edu.au

Business School
CDU Darwin Waterfront
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0800