School of Accountancy Research (SOAR)


During the past 30-40 years, accounting research has yielded significant impacts on both accounting curriculum and practice. The importance of academic research in shaping the future of the accounting profession is likely to increase in the 21st century. The ever-changing business environment and new transactions are expected to require new innovative approaches to practice and teaching. If we are to play a leadership role in shaping the future of accounting whilst contributing to the national vision of Singapore as a leading global accountancy hub, we must be involved in creating new knowledge and also in translating the knowledge into innovative approaches to teaching and practice.

To this end, the School of Accountancy Research Centre (SOAR) was established in December 2010, with the intention to "facilitate academic and industry research and the dissemination of knowledge and expertise while providing an interaction with government, businesses and professional bodies".


SOAR consists of two research arms - Academic Research and Industry Research, working in tandem to achieve its Mission, while leveraging on its core competencies in the research space which can be generally classified into accounting, reporting and governance.

To support our Mission, SOAR aims to:

  • be a centre for the dissemination of knowledge
  • showcase and leverage on faculty knowledge and thought-leadership on governance, accounting and reporting
  • provide thought-leadership education and training on governance, accounting and reporting

Research Priorities

Our research priorities include:

  • Financial performance analysis
  • Corporate governance & assurance & risk management
  • Financial intermediaries
  • Corporate reporting & disclosure
  • Accounting information systems
  • Accounting practice & education

“The establishment of School of Accountancy Research Centre (SOAR) is an important achievement of the School of Accountancy (SoA). SOAR will serve as the platform for the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Through various activities, SOAR will further enhance the reputation of SoA."

Cheng Qiang, Professor of Accounting
Dean of School of Accountancy

Last updated on 17 Aug 2015.