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Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie joined Macquarie University in February 2011 as Director of the International Governance and Performance (IGAP) Research Centre.  Prior to this appointment she held positions at the University of New South Wales and The University of Sydney. Before her involvement in academia, Nonna was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu managing audit teams for major corporate audit clients.

As a FCA, Nonna continues to be actively involved with the profession and has served as a member of several committees such as the ICAA Research Committee and CIMA Australasia Centre of Excellence Board.  Nonna is also the current academic member of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) and chaired AUASB's Project Advisory Panel on Guidance Statement for "Engagement under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, Clean Energy and Related Schemes."

Nonna's research focus is on bridging the gap between academia and the profession in the areas of audit judgment, audit methodology, auditor independence, professional scepticism, ethics, corporate governance and the emerging areas of non-financial assurance and integrated reporting.

Nonna is joint editor of Managerial Auditing Journal and associate editor (assurance and governance) of Australian Accounting Review.  She publishes research in and is a reviewer for a number of top ranking international academic journals.  She is also co-author of Case Studies in Auditing and Assurance published by LexisNexis, a text widely used in a number of leading Australian universities.


Board Member: Academic (international) Editorial Board 

2016-2018:  Abacus 

2018: Accounting Forum 

2017-2018: International Journal of Auditing 

2016-2018: Managerial Auditing Journal


Editor: Academic

2013 – 2016:  Joint Editor, Managerial Auditing Journal (International).

2013 – 2015:  Associate Editor (assurance and governance), Australian Accounting Review (International).


Reviewer: Ad Hoc Reviewer for a Journal

2013 – 2018:  Australian Accounting Review (National).

2013 – 2018:  International Journal of Auditing, Accounting and Finance (International).

2013 – 2018:  Journal of Business Ethics (International).

2013 – 2016:  European Accounting Review (International).

2013 – 2016:  Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (International).

2013 – 2017:  Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (International).

2013 – 2018:  Abacus (International).

Research interests

  • Financial Audit (judgement, materiality, methodology, independence, scepticism)
  • Sustainability and Non-financial Assurance
  • Internal Audit
  • Governance
  • Ethics and accountants

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy: Accounting, The University of New South Wales

Master of Commerce (Honours): Accounting, The University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Political science, University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Business: Accounting, University of Technology Sydney

External positions

Professor Extraordinarius, Department of Financial Governance, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

1 Aug 201831 Jul 2021

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Projects 2010 2020

Professional Scepticism in Audit Engagements

Martinov-Bennie, N., Dyball, M. & Leung, P.


Project: Research

Appointments and Schedules

Data Analytics in Audit Practice: Implications for Standard Setters and Regulators

Martinov-Bennie, N., Vasarhelyi, M., Hecimovic, A., Soh, D. & Rozario, A.


Project: Research

Not-for-profit Board Performance: Building a best-practice framework

Martinov-Bennie, N., Gilchrist, D., Tweedie, D. & Knight, P.


Project: Research

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Appointments and Schedules

Research Outputs 1998 2019

Business students’ insights into their development of ethical decision-making

Mladenovic, R., Martinov-Bennie, N. & Bell, A., 10 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 155, 1, p. 275-287 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

decision making
moral philosophy
business education
study program

How does performance management affect workers? Beyond human resource management and its critique

Tweedie, D., Wild, D., Rhodes, C. & Martinov-Bennie, N., Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Management Reviews. 21, 1, p. 76-96 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Human resource management
Performance management

Factors associated with internal audit's involvement in environmental and social assurance and consulting

Soh, D. & Martinov-Bennie, N., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Auditing. 22, 3, p. 404-421 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Internal audit

The Business model in integrated reporting: evaluating concept and application

Tweedie, D., Nielsen, C. & Martinov-Bennie, N., Sep 2018, In : Australian Accounting Review. 28, 3, p. 405-420 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Business model
Corporate reporting
Comparative analysis

Auditing and assurance: a case studies approach

Soh, D., Martinov-Bennie, N. & Frohbus, K., 2017, 7th ed. Australia: LexisNexis. 359 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

International Sociological Association
corporate governance

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Miklos Vasarhelyi

Dominic Soh (Host), Nonna Martinov-Bennie (Host)
5 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor