Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Boo Hian Yong, El'fred
Associate Professor (Practice)
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies (Operations), College of Business (NBS)
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El’fred is an Associate Professor of the Accounting Division at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. He holds a PhD in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand). He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of the American Accounting Association. Prior to joining the academia, El’fred was an auditor with one of the Big Four international accounting firms in Singapore and Australia.

He conducts research and teaches in the areas of assurance, corporate governance, enterprise risk management and ethics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been a winner of the Teaching Excellence Award in the Accounting Division. El’fred has published in internationally-refereed journals, including the Abacus, Accounting & Business Research, Accounting & Finance, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Corporate Governance, Journal of Business Ethics and StrategicRISK. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and an ad hoc reviewer for several refereed journals. His views and opinions are also sought after by the press, including The Business Times, The Edge, The Financial Times, The Straits Times and TODAY.

El'fred's professional involvement and contributions include serving as a Judging Panel Member of the Best Annual Report Award, a Member of the Best Managed Board Award Core Committee, the ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee, the ISCA Corporate Governance & Risk Management Committee, the ISCA Ethics Committee, the SID Audit Committee Chapter Publications Sub-Committee and the SID Professional Development Committee. He has also served as an Inspector and Technical Reviewer for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Singapore Qualification Programme (SQP). He is a member of the Audit Committee of SCELSE (Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering) and CaringSG Limited.
Audit and enterprise risk management issues
Corporate governance and disclosure
Behavioural and ethical issues
Teaching Excellence Award - Accounting Division
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (FSID)
Courses Taught
AC3104 - Risk Management & Advanced Auditing
Nanyang Enterprise Risk Management