Natalia is a professor of Accounting and Auditing at Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, where she also serves as an academic director of the PhD Business Administration (Accounting, Finance, Management) program. She holds a PhD in Accounting from Georgia State University (2002), and a B.Sc. (Honours) in Accounting from the University of South Alabama (1996). Natalia qualified as a Canadian CMA via an Executive Program in Ontario in 2005; she was awarded an honorable “Fellow” designation in 2014. Natalia has served on the boards of directors of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Nova Scotia, CPA Atlantic School of Business, Canadian Academic Accounting Association, Alliance Française-Halifax, and on the board of governors of Saint Mary’s University.
Natalia’s research focuses on judgment and decision-making processes and outcomes by participants in the corporate governance mechanism, including external auditors, audit committee members, CFOs, and internal auditors, thus bearing both scholarly and applied implications. Together with her co-authors, she has received several research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association. Her research has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Behavioral Research in Accounting; International Journal of Auditing; Contemporary Accounting Research; and The Accounting Review.