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Intan Suryani Bt. Abu Bakar

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management - Masters Degree, University of Lancaster
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance - Bachelor Degree, University of Lancaster

Intan Suryani Bt. Abu Bakar (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Intan Suryani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Accounting, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences. She is also the Academic Advisor for the Kulliyah of Economics and Management Sciences and the liaison officer for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Dr. Intan Suryani teaches Corporate Accounting & Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and Financial Accounting & Reporting, and Accounting Theory & Practices at the postgraduate level. Her research interest lies in the areas surrounding issues of financial reporting standards, corporate governance and debt contracting. To date, Dr. Intan Suryani has written and presented numerous research papers at local and international conferences. As for her PhD thesis, Dr. Intan Suryani examines the potential link between corporate governance quality and the restrictiveness debt contractual agreements. Of late, Dr. Intan Suryani has developed an interest in the area of Accounting Education and she has been actively involved with several educational projects at the faculty/university and national levels.
Dr. Intan Suryani has recently been appointed as a committee member for the Graduate Employability Programme, funded by the Ministry of Education. She was also a member of the working group for the Malaysian Bumiputera Accredited Accounting Programme.

Area of Specialisation

  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Accounting ~ Financial Accounting - Company accounts & contracting issues particularly with regards to debt contracting and the use of covenants and performance pricing provisions in adressing these issues.
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Accounting ~ Corporate Governance (Including Accountability, Ethics, Integrity) - Corporate governance role in mitigating agency problems particularly in debt market.
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Accounting ~ Financial Reporting (Including Accounting Regulation, Accounting Standards, Accounting Theory, Standard-Setting Process, Financial Reporting in Private and Public Sector Organisations) - Accounting standards, issues in financial reporting & financial analysis.

Teaching Responsibilities

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2007/2008 2006/2007
COMPANY ACCOUNTING 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2013/2014 2012/2013 2007/2008 2006/2007
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING 1 2022/2023 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING 3 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II 2003/2004 2002/2003 2000/2001
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING III 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004 2002/2003
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING IV 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2021/2022
USRAH IN ACTION 2 2022/2023

Research Projects

2018 - 2019 Establishment of Bachelor Program in Accounting at Kabul University
2017 - 2019 Establishment of Accounting Department at the Economics Faculty of Kabul University Offering Bachelor Degree in Accounting
2016 - 2021 Action research on Specialised Program Which Enhance Graduate Employability Among Low Achievers in Public Universities
2013 - 2016 Exploring the Roles of the Independent Directors and the Motives of Their Appointments
2020 - Present The Evaluation of Internship Employers' Assessment during the Pandemic Outbreak of Covid-19: Current Perceptions, Experience and Improvements
2015 - Present A Framework For Addressing The Shortage Of Professional Accountants? Phenomenon In Malaysia
2005 - Present Earnings Management Surrounding Malaysian CEO Changes



2020 Board monitoring and covenant restrictiveness in private debt contracts during the global financial crisis. Accounting and Finance, 60 (SI) pp. 661-692
2020 Graduate employability among low academic achievers. The New Educational Review, 62 (4) pp. 46-56
2018 Corporate boards and performance pricing in private debt contracts. Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 50 (Special issue) pp. 144-162
2016 Exploring the motives of appointing independent directors . Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 219 () pp. 26-32
Conference or Workshop Item

2015 Exploring the motives of appointing independent directors. In: 3rd Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences on “Contemporary Issues in Management & Social Science Research” (CIMSSR 2015),
2012 The impact of corporate governance on the restrictiveness of covenants in private debt contract. In: 'Seeds of Innovation' 2012 American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting & Conference ,

2012 Corporate Governance and Covenants Restrictiveness in Private Debt Contract. In: Contemporary Accounting Research,