Dr Paul Ahn

  • Lecturer in Accounting and Finance (Accounting & Finance)


Paul Ahn was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He studied history for Bachelor of Arts and public policy for Master of Public Administration at Seoul National University. Later, he studied accounting for Master of Accounting and for PhD in Commerce at the Australian National University.

Paul joined the Adam Smith Business School as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in 2014. Prior to this, he was an associate lecturer at UNSW Canberra, Australia.

Research interests

Paul is a member of the Accounting research cluster.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Critical perspectives on accounting
  • Accounting and business history
  • Management accounting
  • Accounting profession
  • Visual methodology in accounting
  • Public sector accounting


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Current PhD students

  • Mr Ahmad Zaki
  • Mr Yuheng Wang
  • Mr Arief Fachri
  • Miss Mengyuan
  • Miss Rehenuma Rahman


  • Introduction to business reporting and financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Management accounting in organisations and society

Additional information

Paul is a member of CPA Australia