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Dr Ahmad Usman Shahid

Dr Ahmad Usman Shahid

Program Manager (Business and Accounting)

Senior Academic Team

Dr Shahid holds a PhD in Accounting and Corporate Governance from Macquarie University, Australia. He is in the Senior Academic Team at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), and is Program Manager for the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Accounting.

With expertise acquired through hands-on experience in accounting practice and as an academic, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our institution.

His professional journey includes designing and coordinating tertiary-level courses in accounting, alongside engaging in administration, accreditation and impactful research.

Dr Shahid provides academic leadership by supporting faculty and students in enhancing learning and teaching, focusing on student outcomes, program delivery, and overall effectiveness.

His research program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to enhance the quality of accounting, auditing, accountability, sustainability, and governance across international standards.

His contributions are evidenced by publications in esteemed scholarly journals, with his work widely cited extensively in the literature. His dedication extends beyond research as he served on the review board of eight scholarly journals, supervised postgraduate research students, and secured international research grants, reflecting his leadership and expertise in academia.

Before joining ICMS, Dr Shahid served as a Program Director of Accounting at the Canterbury Institute of Management, Darwin, Australia, and as a lecturer at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan where he actively contributed to the academic community.




Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)


1. Shahid, A. U., Tufail, H. S., Baig, W., Ismail, A., and Shahid, J., (2024). The Impact of Financial Analysts’ Spirituality on their Socially Responsible Investing Decisions: A Mediating Role of Social Consciousness. Pacific Accounting Review, 36(2), 234-254.

2. Shahid. A. U., Ali. H. Y., Tufail, H. S., and Jonathan, J., (2023). Financial Analysts’ Perceived Risk and Investment Judgement in evaluating CSR. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 16(4), 716-733.

3. Shahid. A. U., Patel, C., and Pan, P. (2022). Corporate Social Responsibility, Intrinsic Religiosity, and Investment Decisions. Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance, 34, 100650.

4. Tahir, M. S., Shahid, A. U., and Richards, D. (2022). The role of impulsivity and financial satisfaction in a moderated mediation model of financial resilience and life satisfaction. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 40(4), 773-790.

5. Kijkasiwat, P., Shahid, A. U., Hassan, M. K., and Hunjra, A. I. (2022). Access to Finance, Social Capital and Improvement of Firm Performance: Evidence from Non-listed Firms in Southeast Asia. Managerial Finance, 48(7), 1047-1068.

6. Shahid, A. U., Tufail, H. S., Shahid, J., and Ismail, A. (2021). Antecedents and Consequences of Perceived Job Security of Professional Accountants. Asian Review of Accounting, 29(5), 601- 616.