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Dr.Walaa ElKelish Chair of the Department of Accounting. Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Plymouth, U.K., 2007.

Research Interests:

  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Corporate Governance, social Accounting and Accounting Education.


- Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) - Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting from the University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom).
Associate Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration (AACSB), University of Sharjah.
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), U.S.A.(Trainer) - Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Institute of Management Accounting (IMA), U.S.A (Trainer) - Accountants and Auditors Association in the U.A.E. (AAA) (Trainer)
- British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), 2019 - International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), 2017 - European Accounting Association (EAA), Member, 2009, 2012, 2016.
- Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Corporate Governance Practices Across Countries (Status: Completed) (2014) - IFRS Related Party Transactions Disclosure Practices (Status: Completed) (2011)
ElKelish, W. (2018) Corporate governance risk and the agency problem across countries, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Emerald publications, ISSN: 1472-0701, 18(2), pp. 254-269. ElKelish, W. and Rickards, R. (2018) organizational culture’s impact on management accounting and control practices in the United Arab Emirates, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Inderscience publications, ISSN: 1740-8008, 14 (1), pp. 24-46. ElKelish, W. (2017) Related party transactions disclosure in the emerging market of the United Arab Emirates, Accounting Research Journal, Emerald publication, ISSN: 1030-9616. Vol. 30, No. 4, pp.362-378. ElKelish, W. (2017) IFRS related party transactions disclosure and firm valuation in the United Arab Emirates Emerging Market, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Emerald publication, ISSN: 2042-1168, Vol. 7, No.2, pp. 173-189. ElKelish, W. and Tucker, J. (2016) Bank regulation and stock market stability across countries, Journal of Financial regulation and compliance, Emerald publication, ISSN: 1358-1988, Vol. 24, No. 4. pp.402-419. ElKelish, W. and Tucker, J. (2015) Property rights institutions and bank performance across countries, Managerial Finance, Emerald publication, ISSN: 0307-4358, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 80-101. Tamimi, H.; Miniaoui, H. and ElKelish, W. (2015) Financial Risk and Islamic Banks’ Performance in The Gulf Cooperation Council, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, ISSN: 1931-0269, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, USA, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 103-112. ElKelish, W. and Hassan, M. (2015) Corporate governance disclosure and share price accuracy: Empirical evidence from the United Arab Emirates, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Emerald publication, ISSN: 0967-5426, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 265-286. ElKelish, W., and Hassan, M. (2014) Organizational Culture and Corporate Risk Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation for United Arab Emirates Listed Companies, International Journal of Commerce and Management, Emerald publication, ISSN: 1056-9219, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 279 – 299. ElKelish, W. (2011) The Underlying Mechanism of Related Party Transaction Disclosure across Countries, Corporate Ownership and Control Journal, Virtus Interpress publishing, ISSN - 1727-9232, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 44-55.
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Corporate Control (2019). Computerized Accounting Information System (CAIS) versus security threats, students’ project, Business Forum, (2014).
-Sharjah Capability Development, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2019 -Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2013. -The Accountants and Auditors Association, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009.
Providing external consultancy and training services to develop the accounting information systems for several organizations, in addition to practical application of ERP systems.
My teaching philosophy is to lead my students’ to become active learners, achieve their own goals and better serve their community in the future. This is addressed through continuous improvement in class engagement to close the gap between theory and practice.
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