University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Nottingham University Business School China
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Yuqian Zhang

Assistant Professor in Accounting , Nottingham University Business School China


PhD (University of Wollongong, Australia, 2018)
PG Dip (Macquarie University, Australia, 2013)
MPA (CPA Extension) (Macquarie University, Australia, 2012)
BA, (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, 2009)
CPA Australia (2018)


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Expertise summary

Yuqian is an Assistant Professor in Accounting. Yuqian joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in September 2018 after completing his PhD in Accounting at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Yuqian had been teaching in the areas of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. He was employed at Gordon & Gotch, Australia from 2013 to 2014 as a retail intelligent analyst, prior to taking up an Australia Postgraduate Award in 2015 to undertake his PhD studies at the University of Wollongong.

Yuqian’s is a member of CPA Australia and also a member of senior consultant for a Turkish trading company.

Teaching Summary


  • Module Convenor:

  • BUSI 4361 - Tax Compliance

    BUSI 4317 - International Accounting

Research Summary

Yuqian’s doctoral thesis considered the psycholinguistic issues in accounting judgement and decision-making. His research interests include uncertainty expressions in IFRS and financial reports, psycholinguistic issues of accounting, and behaviour accounting. His recent research projects relate to numeracy issues in accounting and big data in accounting. 

Research Interests

  • Foreign Language Effect in decision making

  • Uncertainty expressions

  • Behavior accounting

  • Numeracy in accounting

  • Accounting big data


Other Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Manuscripts under review

  1. Zhang, Y., Zoysa, A.D., and Cortese, C (under review). “The directionality of uncertainty expressions and the foreign language effect: Context and Accounting Judgement," Meditari Accountancy Research [Manuscript submitted for publication]

  2. Zhang, Y., Zoysa, A.D., and Cortese, C. (under review) “Dealing with Accounting Uncertainty Expressions in a Foreign Language: Evidence from Australian and Chinese Universities,” Accounting and Finance [Manuscript submitted for publication]

  3. Zhang, Y., Zoysa, A.D., and Cortese, C. (under review) “Uncertainty Expressions in Accounting: Critical Issues and Recommendations,” Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal [Manuscript submitted for publication]

Manuscripts ready for submission

  1. Zhang, Y., Seufert, J., Zoysa, A.D., and Cortese, C. “Tracking the International Differences Under IFRS: Evidence from Big Data”

  2. Zhang, Y., Seufert, J. “Numeracy and Accounting Probability Estimation” 


  1. Cheng, A., Teklay, B., and Zhang, Y. (2019) “Tax challenges of Chinese Outbound Investments in Countries along the Belt and Road Initiative: A Case Study of Chinese Investment in Ethiopia,” The 6th Africa Research Group International Conference, September 4-6.

  2. 2017 Faculty of Business HDR Student Conference, University of Wollongong, Australia

  3. 2017 AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium, “The language effect: non-native language impacts on interpretation of uncertainty expressions and accounting judgment”, Adelaide, Australia

  4. Tayar, M., and Zhang, Y. (2013). "Student perceptions of formative feedback: a cross-cultural analysis," Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference, April 18-20.