Dr. Mohammad Azim is a highly esteemed professional with a distinguished career spanning over 23 years in academia. He has held positions at prestigious institutions such as the Australian National University, University of Canberra, University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University of Technology, CQ University, and currently serves as a faculty member at James Cook University. Moreover, he has also contributed his expertise to renowned international universities, including the University of Dhaka, North South University, National University of Vietnam, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr. Azim's extensive qualifications include being a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ), Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Australia), and a qualified Cost and Management Accountant (CMA, Australia). Through active engagement with prominent accounting bodies, he has further fortified his expertise in the field. Driven by his passion for research, he has made significant contributions, boasting an impressive portfolio of over 50 published studies. Many of his research works have been featured in top-tier international journals, attesting to their exceptional quality and relevance.

In recognition of his exceptional teaching methodology, Dr. Azim has been honored with prestigious accolades such as the Quality Teaching Award from the Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, and the University of South Australia. Going beyond teaching, he has demonstrated his dedication to student mentorship by successfully supervising numerous Ph.D., Masters by research, and Honors students, ensuring their timely completion of their degrees. Additionally, Dr. Azim actively participates as an examiner for Ph.D. theses, both domestically and internationally, contributing to the rigorous evaluation process within the academic community.

With a robust research profile, Dr. Azim has authored three research books and two research monographs, highlighting his substantial contributions to scholarly work. His publications have garnered recognition in reputable journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Public Money & Management, Managerial Auditing Journal, Australian Accounting Review, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, and International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, among others. The impact of his research is evident from his remarkable Google Scholar citations of 1792, accompanied by an h-index of 18 and an i-10 index of 25. Dr. Azim also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several esteemed journals, including the British Accounting Review, Australian Journal of Management, Managerial Auditing Journal, Accounting Forum, Asian Review of Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Changes, and numerous others.

Beyond his scholarly achievements, Dr. Azim's leadership capabilities shine through various roles he has undertaken within academia. These roles include Director of research center, Deputy Head of the Group, Discipline Leader (Accounting), Program Director (MPA and MPracAcc), Research Seminar Coordinator, and International Conference Session Chair. His professional qualifications have facilitated collaborative partnerships with esteemed professional bodies. Dr. Azim actively contributes to the field by serving on technical committees and fostering strong relationships with professional bodies in Australia and across international boundaries.

  • BX3013: Strategic Performance Management (Level 3; CNS)
  • BX3014: Auditing and Assurance (Level 3; CNS)
  • CO5103: Management Accounting (Level 5; CNS)
  • CO5118: Auditing and Assurance Services (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • CO5123: Advanced Issues in Accounting (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Dr. Azim's primary professional interests lies in the field of accounting. He is dedicated to studying and understanding the intricacies of financial accounting, management accounting, and forensic accounting. Through his research, he seeks to address critical issues such as financial reporting quality, earnings management, and the impact of regulatory changes on accounting practices. By shedding light on these areas, Dr. Azim aims to contribute to the enhancement of financial information accuracy and transparency. Within the realm of auditing, Dr. Azim focuses on exploring advanced methodologies and techniques that can revolutionize traditional audit practices. He is particularly interested in the utilization of data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in auditing processes. By investigating the potential of these technologies, Dr. Azim aims to improve audit quality, enhance risk assessment, and detect fraudulent activities more effectively. Another significant professional interest for Dr. Azim is business analytics. He is intrigued by the application of data-driven decision-making processes and predictive modeling to extract meaningful insights from complex datasets. Through his research, Dr. Azim aims to uncover innovative approaches to utilizing data analytics, visualization techniques, and predictive modeling to inform business strategies, optimize organizational performance, and drive growth. Additionally, Dr. Azim is deeply committed to exploring the transformative impact of emerging technologies on the accounting profession. He is fascinated by the potential of technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and data science to reshape traditional accounting practices and business models. By examining the ethical considerations, challenges, and opportunities associated with these technologies, Dr. Azim aims to guide the adoption and implementation of these innovations within the accounting and auditing domains.
  • Dr. Mohammad Azim's research interests revolve around the integration of accounting principles, auditing practices, and business analytics with emerging technologies. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, his research aims to advance knowledge, inform industry practices, and contribute to the ongoing development of the accounting profession in the era of digital transformation.
  • Dr. Azim's teaching interests encompass a diverse range of topics within the field of accounting. With a passion for nurturing students' understanding of financial reporting, auditing, and managerial accounting, Dr. Azim aims to instill the importance of ethical decision-making and professional integrity in the accounting profession. Furthermore, Dr. Azim's expertise extends to areas such as data analytics in accounting, international accounting standards, and corporate governance and risk management, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary accounting practices and their implications. Through a student-centered approach and emphasis on practical applications, Dr. Azim strives to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for successful careers in accounting.
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  • 2009 to 2018 - Teaching Excellence Award from Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2006 to 2008 - Teaching Excellence Award from University of South Australia
  • 2012 to 2023 - Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 2008 to 2023 - Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ)
  • 2008 to 2023 - Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • 2002 to 2005 - Scholarship for PhD program at Australian National University (ANU)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Mohammad Azim from 2015 onwards.


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  • Impact of Business Intelligence and Analytics on the Role of Management Accountants: Perceived Usefulness, Tensions and Satisfaction (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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