Joanna Y. Ye

Joanna Y. Ye



MA Accounting & Finance

BA Economics


Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Joanna is a Chartered Certified Accountant.  She has over 8 years of work experiences in accountancy practice and in industry, specialising in auditing, management accounting, and financial reporting.  Joanna started her role as Head of First Year in the Accounting and Finance Department of Leeds University Business School in 2009, and has been module leaders and lecturers for a range of modules.  In addition, Joanna has supervised postgraduate dissertation students and undergraduate placement students.  Joanna was appointed as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Accounting and Finance Department in 2019.  Joanna is also the principal coordinator for accreditations with accountancy professional bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA). 



  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Accounting and Finance Department
  • Programme Director BSc Accounting and Finance

Research interests

Accounting research: earnings management, corporate governance, audit quality, auditor switch, ownership structure, ESG reporting

Pedagogic research: transition to HE, international student integration, assessment and feedback, blended learning



  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance