Dr Skye Zhu earned a PhD in Accounting from the Australian National University in 2021. Her main research interest is studying geographically distributed auditors’ work quality. She finished her Master of Science in Accounting degree from St. John’s University in New York and Bachelor degree from Macau University of Science and Technology in Macau. Her research is in the areas of auditor judgment decision making, government audit, professional skepticism, auditor report, integrated report assurance, IT audit and investors’ judgments.

Dr Skye has prior experience in working with students. During her PhD program, Skye worked as a tutor for the Australian National University, and the University of New South Wales (Canberra, the Australian Defence Force Academy). She has a very strong desire to help students to succeed.

Prior to her appointment as a lecturer in financial accounting and auditing at James Cook University, Dr Skye worked as a senior analyst at the Australian National Audit Office in Canberra. While in the United States, she also worked as a cost accountant, an auditor, and a tax preparer at a university and accounting firms. She enjoys bringing her international, real-life work experience to classrooms to help students grow.

In her free time, Dr Skye enjoys exploring the new updates in accounting software (e.g., MYOB, XERO) and data analytics tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI). Additionally, Dr Skye is delightful to do volunteer work for those who are in need.


  • BX3012: Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • BX3014: Auditing and Assurance (Level 3; TSV)
  • CO5117: Introduction to Accounting (Level 5; TSV)
  • CO5122: Accounting for Corporations (Level 5; TSV)
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Socio-Economic Objectives

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