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SEOW Poh Sun

Full-time Faculty
Professor of Accounting (Education); Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum)
School of Accountancy SOA

Dr Seow Poh Sun is Professor of Accounting (Education) and Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum) of the School of Accountancy at Singapore Management University. His teaching and research interests are in accounting information systems, accounting data & analytics, behavioural issues in accounting and accounting education. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore and Fellow of CPA Australia.

Dr Seow has won several international and local teaching and research awards. He was the first Singaporean to receive the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 2023 from the American Accounting Association. The award is presented to educators with sustained contributions that have significantly impacted accounting education or accounting educators, with sustained and substantive contributions from a wide variety of academic institutions. In 2022, he was the first awardee for the Accounting Education Excellence Award from the European Accounting Association. The award highlights excellent practices in Accounting Education which address thought leadership in the field through innovation and cutting-edge practices in pedagogy, technology, and content. He was also the first academic in Asia to receive the Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education (First Prize) in 2020 from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association for his video-learning project to teach internal controls. He also received the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award in 2018 for developing an online tutorial to teach database modelling. He also received the AAA Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education in 2017 and the AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award in 2015, for his award-winning mobile learning app Accounting Challenge (ACE). He and his collaborators were the first academic in Asia to win the three awards from AAA. Dr Seow was inducted on the SMU Teaching Honour Roll in 2017 for receiving at least three SMU Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Awards. He also received the SMU Teaching Excellence in Postgraduate Professional Programmes Award in 2020.


PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
MBA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
BAcc (Hons), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
FCA Singapore
FCPA (Aust.)

Research Interests

Accounting Information Systems
Behavioural Research in Accounting
Accounting Education

Teaching Interests

Accounting Information Systems
Financial Accounting

Selected Recognition and Awards

American Accounting Association, Outstanding Accounting Educator Award 2023

The European Accounting Association, Accounting Education Excellence Award (First awardee), 2022

The Canadian Academic Accounting Association, Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education (First Prize), 2020

SMU Teaching Excellence in Postgraduate Professional Programmes Award, 2020

Singapore Ministry of Education Tertiary Education Research Fund, 2019, “Preparing Accountants of the Future: Evaluating a Programme in Accounting Data and Analytics” (Principal Investigator)

American Accounting Association Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award, 2018

Pearson Innovation in Accounting Education Award, 2018

SMU Teaching Honour Roll, 2017 (SMU Excellent Teacher Award 2017 and 2014 and SMU Innovative Teacher Award 2015)

American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section, Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, 2017

American Accounting Association, Innovation in Accounting Education Award, 2015

CEEMAN Champion Award for Innovative Pedagogy, 2013

Selected Appointments and Services

Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum), School of Accountancy, SMU, 2013-present

Member of SMU University Curriculum Committee, 2013-present

Member of SMU Core Curriculum Committee, 2018-present

Member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Sustainability and Climate Change Committee (Education Sub-Committee), 2021-present

Member of ACCA Education Global Forum (Singapore representative), 2018-present

Selected Publications

Seow, P.-S., Pan, G. and Koh, G. 2019. Examining an experiential learning approach to prepare students for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) work environment, The International Journal of Management Education, Vol. 17(1): 62-76 

Seow, P.-S., and G., Pan. 2017. Using an Online Tutorial to Teach REA Data Modeling in Accounting Information Systems Courses, AIS Educator Journal, Vol. 12(1): 1-19

Seow, P.-S., and S.-P., Wong. 2016. Using a Mobile-Gaming App to Enhance Accounting Education, Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 91(8): 434-439

Seow, P.-S., G. Pan, and J. Tay. 2014. Revisiting the Determinants of Students' Performance in an Undergraduate Accountancy Degree Programme in Singapore, Global Perspectives of Accounting Education, Vol. 11: 1-24

Seow, P.-S. 2011. The Effects of Decision Aid Structural Restrictiveness on Decision-Making Outcomes”, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Vol. 12 (1): 40-56


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