Ms. A W Janitha C Abeygunasekera

Mini Profile Statement

Janitha is a PhD candidate conducting multidisciplinary research (mainly in Business Process Management and Accounting). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a first class, a Master of Business Administration Degree and is partly qualified in Chartered Accountancy examinations. Further she is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting Department, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka having experience on teaching Auditing and Accounting related subjects for nearly seven years. Her research interests lies in the areas of Business Process Management, Accounting and Auditing.

 Academic qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration programme at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka in year 2010
  • Completed the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree programme (with a 1st Class), specialized in Finance, at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in year 2006

Academic and business history

  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Held the position of Head/Coordinator – Academic Affairs Unit, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (Administrative position)

Selected publications

Areas of Research interests – Business Process Management, Accounting and Auditing

Current Research Topic – Role of Performance Measurement Systems in Institutionalizing the Business Process Improvement Initiatives

Journal Papers

  • Title: Nexus between Business Process Management (BPM) and Accounting: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions

Type of Publication: Journal paper submitted to Business Process Management Journal (conditionally accepted and currently under revision – second round)

Other

  • Title : Social Reporting Practices of Corporate Entities in Sri Lanka

Type of Publication: Conference Paper in the 3rd Annual Research Conference on Management & Finance, 2008, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Title : Non-Compliance with Standard Accounting Practices by Small & Medium Scale Enterprises in Sri Lanka

Type of Publication: Conference Paper in the 5th Annual Research Conference on Management & Finance, 2010, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Title : Perception of Auditor Independence among Auditors and Financial Statement Users in Sri Lanka

Type of Publication: Extended Abstract in the Proceedings in the Annual Research Symposium 2011, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Title: Adoptability of the Sri Lanka Financial Reporting Standards (SLFRS) by small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka

Type of Publication: Extended Abstract in the Proceedings in the Annual Research Symposium October 2013, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Title: Non-adoption of the Sri Lanka Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) by the SMEs in Sri Lanka

Type of Publication: Abstract presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Finance and Accounting, AVENTIS School of Management, Singapore, 2014