Ms. BAC Harshani Wijesinghe

harshani@wyb.ac.lk
0718788929
Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitiya. 60200

Ms. BAC Harshani Wijesinghe

Lecturer (Probationary)

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for M.Sc. Applied Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Completed Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Accountancy and Business Finance – First Class Honors, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • CIMA Passed Finalist
  • Certificate of Banking & Finance (IBSL)
  • Completed Business Level, CAB II and CAB I at Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICASL)

Administrative contributions

  • Secretary to the Department of Accountancy (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic Advisor of Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Academic Advisor of KEISIE International University
  • Member – Editorial Board of Prospectus 2019, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Accounting and Finance (Volume 05 – Issue I and II) , Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings, 1st (2015), 2nd (2016), 3rd (2017), 4th (2018) and 5th (2019), 7th (2021) Symposiums of Accounting & Finance Researches (SACFIRE), Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings, 1st (2017), 2nd (2018) 4th (2021) Annual Research symposium in Management (ARSYM), Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings, 8th Sri Lanka Economic Research Conference (SLERC – 2019), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Assistant Editor – Newsletter (Volume 05), Department of Accountancy

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Management Science
  • Financial Management

Research Interests

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Investor Behaviour
  • Dividend Policy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Distress

Research Publications

Books and Book chapters

  1. Wijesinghe BACH, (2019), Effective Computer-based Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Development of Career & Teaching-Learning Environment in Higher Education: Concepts & Applications, Staff Development Center, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 197-208

International Refereed Journals & International Conference Proceedings

  1. Jayendrika WADK and Wijesinghe BACH,  (2016), “Determinants  of  leverage:  Industrial  sector effects”,  Proceedings of 2nd Wayamba  International  Conference  (Winc -2016)  ISBN  978-955-4079-53-9, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  2. Uluwatta K and Wijesinghe BACH, (2016) Impact of Private Tuition Cost on Household Economy: With Special Reference to Students of Government Schools in Sri Lanka, 3rd International Conference of Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), ISSN: 2386 – 1509, 59

Local Refereed Journals & Local Conference Proceedings

Local refereed journals
  1. Jayendrika WADK, Wijesinghe BACH, (2014) “A Comparative Study on the Impact of Financial Leverage on Shareholders’ Return” Journal of Accountancy and Finance, Volume 01, Issue 02 (December-2014), ISSN 2386-1444
  2. Gunasekara MGHC, Wijesinghe BACH, (2020), The Impact of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System on the Role of Accountants: Evidence from Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka, The Journal of ARSYM, Volume 01, Issue 01, 86-102
Local conference proceedings
  1. Bandara PMMS, Kumara UES, Wijesinghe BACH, Does the Real Benefit of Finance Leases on Vehicles Go to the Customers?: Selected Cases in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 3 rd Symposium of Accounting and Finance Researches, June – 2017, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  2. Herath HMAB and  Wijesinghe BACH, (2019). A Study on Perception and Awareness on Credit Cards Among Credit Cardholders in Kurunegala District. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researches (SACFIRE – 2019). Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 31st July 2019.
  3. Udawaththa UDIC and Wijesinghe BACH, (2019). Board Diversity and Firm Financial Performance of Sri Lankan Listed Companies. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of Accountancy and Finance Researches (SACFIRE – 2019), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 31st July 2019
  4. Dias DPMD and Wijesinghe, BACH, (2020), Determinants of foreign direct investment inflows in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 16th October 2020
  5. Wijesinghe DKC and Wijesinghe, BACH, (2020) The Effect of Budgetary Control on Financial Performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 16th October 2020
  6. Perera DFM and Wijesinghe, BACH, Impact of the Intellectual Capital and Its Components on Financial Performance with Special Reference to Listed Companies in CSE. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 16th October 2020
  7. Gunasekara MGHC, and Wijesinghe, BACH., Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Implementation on The Role of Accountants: A Survey On Public Listed Companies in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 16th October 2020
  8. Gunasinghe GRTP, and Wijesinghe, BACH, The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables On Corporate Performance: Evidence from Listed Firms in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 3rd Annual Research Symposium in Management. Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 16th October 2020
  9. Rajapakshse RPAS, Wijesinghe BACH, Deshika NPT, (2019). Impact of Dividend Payout on Financial Performance in Manufacturing Sector in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers (ICMR) 2019, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 29th October 2019
  10. Karunathilake WPSP, Wijesinghe BACH, Deshika NPT, (2019). Impact of Dividend Payout on Financial Performance in Manufacturing Sector in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers (ICMR) 2019, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 29th October 2019
  11. Rathnayake RMDS and Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). The Impact of Financial Variables on Systematic Risk of Common Stock. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  12. Gunathilaka VSK & Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). The Impact of Credit Risk Management on Financial Performance of Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  13. Jayanandana KMDL  & Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). Corporate Governance and Financial Distress: An Empirical Evidence. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  14. Pathirana HPDS & Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). Factors Affecting the Level of Corporate Environmental Disclosure in Annual Reports of Sri Lankan Companies. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  15. Chamodya YHD & Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). The Share Price Reactions to Merger and Acquisition Announcements. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  16. Rajapaksha WGBD & Wijesinghe, BACH. (2020). Impact of Information Technology on Internal Auditing of Sri Lankan Companies. 6th Symposium of Accounting & Finance Researches, Department of Accountancy, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka