Business School

Accounting and Finance discipline group


Assoc/Prof Inderpal Singh

Associate Professor
Accounting and Finance

Contact details
Accounting and Finance
The University of Western Australia (M250)
35 Stirling Highway
6488 5841
6488 1047
BCom W.Aust., PhD Curtin
Inderpal joined UWA in 2011 having previously worked at Curtin University. Prior to joining academia, Inderpal worked in public practice with Deloitte and subsequently as a financial controller at a Perth based mining company.
Recent Publications

Journal Articles (Scholarly Refereed)

Pilcher, R., Gilchrist, D., Singh, H., Singh, I. 2013, 'The interface between internal and external audit in the Australian public sector', Australian Accounting Review, 23, 4, pp. 330-340.

Singh, Harjinder, Singh, Inderpal, and Newby, Rick. “Should the 4 Big replace the Big 4? An examination of audit quality using internal audit.” Corporate Ownership and Control 9(2), (2012): 41-55.

Singh, Inderpal, and J-L.W. Van der Zahn. "Intellectual capital prospectus disclosure and post-issue stock performance." Journal of Intellectual Capital 10 (2009):425-450.

Singh, Inderpal, and J-L.W. Van der Zahn. "Determinants of intellectual capital disclosure in prospectuses of initial public offerings." Accounting and Business Research 38 (2008): 409-431.

Van der Zahn, J-L.W., Harjinder Singh, and Inderpal Singh. "Association between independent audit committee members' human-resource features and underpricing: the case of Singapore IPOs from 1997-2006." Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting 12 (2008): 179-212.

Singh, Inderpal, and J-L.W. Van der Zahn. "Does intellectual capital disclosure reduce an IPO's cost of capital? The case of underpricing." Journal of Intellectual Capital 8 (2007): 494-516.

Singh, Inderpal, and J-L.W. Van der Zahn. "Social and environmental disclosure of Australian and Canadian oil and gas firms: An information costs perspective." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government 13 (2007): 57-75.

Van der Zahn, J-L.W.M., Singh, I. and Heniro, J. “Is there an association between intellectual capital disclosure, underpricing and long-run performance?” Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting 11(3) (2007): 178-213.

Van der Zahn, J-L.W.M., Singh, H. and Singh I. "Audit committee structural features and impact on underpricing: empirical analysis of Singapore IPOs from 1997-2004.” ICFAI Journal of Audit Practice 3(4) (2006): 7-34.

Van der Zahn, J-L.W.M., Singh, I. and Brown, A.M. “Intellectual capital performance and cash-based incentive payments for executive directors: impact of remuneration committee and corporate governance features.” Corporate Board Role, Duties & Composition 1(3) (2005): 29-45.

Van der Zahn, J-L.W.M., Singh I. “Voluntary Decisions on Audit Committee Composition and Expertise and the Influence of Board of Director Characteristics: Further Evidence from Singapore.” Corporate Board Role, Duties & Composition 1(2) (2005)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Accounting & Finance Seminar Series convenor
Accounting major co-ordinator
Funding received
AFAANZ Research Grant 2010/11 - $7,434 – Joint project with Harjinder Singh, Robyn Pilcher and David Gilchrist titled “The Relationship between Internal and External Audit in the West Australian Public Sector”

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Research Grant 2006 (nationally competitive external grant) - $13,690 funding for Intellectual Capital disclosure study in the Biotechnology industry in Australia.
Institute of Chartered Accountants
Previous positions
Senior Lecturer - School of Accounting, Curtin University
Financial Controller - Tribune Resources
ACCT2201 Corporate Accounting
ACCT5522 Principles of Auditing
Current projects
The role of auditors in the IPO process
Oil and gas firms' investment decisions
Research profile
Research profile and publications