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Aida Sijamic Wahid

Aida Sijamic Wahid

Aida Sijamic Wahid

Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Toronto Scarborough


DBA, Harvard University, 2012
MA, Brandeis University, 2002
BA, Brandeis University, 2001
CPA, since 2005




Aida Sijamic Wahid is an Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Toronto Scarborough. Her research focuses on issues in corporate governance and financial reporting quality. Aida is interested in the impact of external and internal governance mechanisms, such as the board of directors, audit committees, auditors, active investors, and regulators on financial reporting quality and firm decision outcomes. Her research agenda is focused on understanding how and under what conditions various monitoring mechanisms, alone or combined, alleviate the agency problem and lead to the best financial reporting and firm performance outcomes, in domestic and international settings. Aida has taught management control, data analytics, corporate governance, and auditing courses across multiple programs at the Rotman School of Management/the University of Toronto. 

Other Info

CPA (Active license), Massachusetts, 2005 - present

Academic Positions

  • 2012 - 2019

    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

  • How Do Firms Achieve Corporate Social Performance? An Integrated Perspective

    with Ben Amar, Walid, Claude Francoeur, and Sylvian Marsat

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management



    Pages: 1078-1090

  • Professional Directors and Governance Quality

    with Kyle Welch

    Contemporary Accounting Research

    Issue: 36(4)


    Pages: 2238-2282

  • The Effects and the Mechanisms of Board Gender Diversity: Evidence from Financial Manipulation

    Journal of Business Ethics



    Pages: 705-725

  • Managing Reputation: Evidence from Biographies of Corporate Directors

    with Ian Gow and Gwen Yu

    Journal of Accounting and Economics



    Pages: 448-469

  • Director Tenure Diversity and Board Monitoring Effectiveness

    with Na Li

    Contemporary Accounting Research



    Pages: 1363-1394

  • Admitting Mistakes: Home Country Effect on the Reliability of Restatement Reporting

    with Suraj Srinivasan and Gwen Yu

    The Accounting Review



  • Accounting Standards and International Portfolio Holdings

    with Gwen Yu

    The Accounting Review



Selected Publications - Forthcoming

  • Regulating Gender Diversity: Evidence from California Senate Bill 826

    with Abigail Allen

    Management Science

Research and Teaching Interests

Research interests: corporate governance, financial reporting quality, international accounting issues, ESG
Teaching interests: data analytics, management control, corporate governance

Honors and Awards

  • 2016

    Dean's Excellence Award, University of Toronto

  • 2015

    Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)