Dr. Desti Kannaiah  is currently  working as a Senior Lecture, Accounting & Finance discipline James Cook University Singapore. His  area of research focus is in accounting and finance particularly management accounting, financial accounting, foreign direct investment and corporate governance. He has been working with overseas faculty for the past three decades and published more than 37  research papers which are recognised by ERA, SCOPUS and ABDC. Desti is a co author of "Advanced Cost Accounting".

Desti is supervising a number of  research projects of MBA students at JCU Singapore. He was a supervisor  for M.Phil scholars. He has been an external examiner  for the award of PhD. degree for  a number of Universities since 2007.

Desti was a founder of JCU Singapore accounting club for the students in 2012.  In addition to research and leadership, he teaches accounting and finance modules to undergraduate and graduate students at JCU Singapore.

Desti is keen to supervise Ph.D. scholars in Management accounting and Financial accounting.




  • BX2011: Foundation of Accounting Principles (Level 2; SIN)
  • BX3011: Corporate Financial Accounting (Level 3; SIN)
  • BX3013: Strategic Performance Management (Level 3; SIN)
  • BX3172: Management Accounting for Non-Accountants (Level 3; SIN)
  • LB5212: Accounting and Finance for Managers (Level 5; SIN)
  • LB5235: Applied Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
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