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Aida Sijamic Wahid

Aida Sijamic Wahid

    Aida Sijamic Wahid

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: DBA, Harvard University, 2012
    MA, Brandeis University, 2002
    BA, Brandeis University, 2001
    CPA, since 2005
    Email: Send an email to Aida Sijamic Wahid
    Phone: (416) 978-8981


    Aida Sijamic Wahid is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on issues in corporate governance and accounting quality. Aida is interested in the role of external and internal governance mechanisms, such as board of directors, audit committees, auditors, active investors and regulators, in financial reporting quality and firm decision outcomes. Her research agenda is focused on understanding how and under what conditions these and other monitoring mechanisms, alone or combined, alleviate the agency problem and lead to the best financial reporting and firm performance outcomes, especially in the international setting.


    Academic Positions

    2012 - present  Assistant Professor of Accounting; University of Toronto

    Non-Academic Positions

    2004 - 2007  Senior Associate;PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Boston, MA
    2002 - 2004  Treasurer;Celent Communications LLC, Boston, MA

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Admitting Mistakes: Home Country Effect on the Reliability of Restatement Reporting; with Suraj Srinivasan and Gwen Yu; The Accounting Review; Issue: 90(3); 2015
    • Accounting Standards and International Portfolio Holdings; with Gwen Yu; The Accounting Review; Issue: 89(5); 2014
    • Director Tenure Diversity and Board Monitoring Effectiveness; with Na Li; Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
    • The Effects and the Mechanisms of Board Gender Diversity: Evidence from Financial Manipulation; Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming

    Honors and Awards

    2016  Dean's Excellence Award; University of Toronto
    2015  Connaught New Researcher Award; University of Toronto

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Research interests: governance, financial reporting quality, international accounting issues, auditing. Teaching interests: managerial accounting, auditing, financial accounting.  

    Other Info

    CPA (Active license), Massachusetts, 2005 - present  

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