Carla Wilkin


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Carla Wilkin is a Professor of Accounting and Acting Deputy Dean Leadership and Executive Education in Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia. She has previously held positions at The University of Melbourne and Deakin University. In 2021, Carla received the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Information Systems Literature Award, awarded by the American Accounting Association. 

Carla's major research interests concern: exploration of the relationship between corporate governance and IT governance; governing enterprise systems for business value; issues concerning enterprise risk management; management control and AIS; professional skepticism in auditors; and accounting educationHer research has been funded by bodies including the Australian Research Council.  An active researcher, she has published in leading journals including: Journal of Information Systems, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, IT & People, Journal of Accounting Education, Accounting and Finance, Education + Training, and Journal of Vocational Education and Training amongst others.

Since joining Monash University, Carla has contributed to the Monash workplace and culture, serving as: Vice President of Academic Board 2022-2023 and member of Academic Board for multiple terms; member of Academic Board Steering Committee; Member of the University Honorary Degrees Committee; Chair and Member, Academic Heads Network; Deputy Head of Department; Director of Learning and Teaching; Coordinator of the Master of Accounting; Director of Research; PhD Coordinator; a chair of the Faculty Discipline Committee; and a member of APC.

Similarly, a consistent theme in her track record is generating related positive impacts beyond Monash through engagement with practitioners, professional bodies and the broader community. Examples include: Chair and Member of the Chairs of Accounting and Finance Forum for Australia and New Zealand; Chair and Member of CPA Australia’s Professional Education Advisory Committee; engagement in industry workshops and sharing of her research findings that generate impact beyond academia; and journal editorial roles including Senior Editor, Editor and Editorial Board Member.

Community service

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants (CA)


  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

National/international representation (2013 - 2023) includes:

  • 2023: Co-Chair, Special Forum Conference on The Digital Transformation of ESG Reporting.
  • 2023-2025: Senior Editor, Journal of Information Systems.
  • 2022-2023: Program Committee, International Symposium on Accounting Information Systems (ISAIS).
  • 2020: Scientific Committee Member, Journal of Information Systems (ABDC A) Special Issue Conference, Taiwan, October 2020.
  • 2016–2017, 2018–2019, 2020–2021  CPA Australia Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee (PQAC) now Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC), including chair in 2021.
  • 2015–2016, 2017-2020, 2020-2022: An Editor, Journal of Information Systems (JIS, American Accounting Association) (ABDC A).
  • 2015-2023 (Member) and Chair (late 2017-2020) of the Chairs of Accounting and Finance Forum (CAFF) across Australia.
  • 2014 – 2020: Associate Editor, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) (ABDC B).
  • 2012 – : Member, editorial review board International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS) (ABDC A).
  • 2016: Associate Editor, Track: IS Governance and Control, 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS – ERA A).
  • 2013-2014 and 2015-2016: Vice-President Asia Pacific (elected), Special Interest Group for Accounting Information Systems.
  • 2014: Co-Chair, 6th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Accounting Information Systems.
  • 2014: Member Scientific Committee, 5th International Symposium on Accounting Information Systems.
  • 2013: Associate Editor, Track 13: IS Economics, ECIS.
  • 2013: Co-Chair, Accounting Information Systems Track, PACIS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research area keywords

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Professional Skepticism
  • Relationships between corporate and IT governance
  • Risk Management
  • Accounting Education
  • Business value
  • Management control and accounting systems

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