Sairam Moturi

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Sairam Moturi is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance area at Rajagiri Business School. Dr. Moturi is having over 10 years of experience in Academia and Industry. He earned his PhD with thesis titled “Firm Boundaries and Audit Quality: Evidence from Indian Business Groups” from School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad. His research focuses on Earnings manipulation, Rotation of Auditors and Audit Quality. Moturi is a dual post graduate with MBA (Finance & Human Resources) and Masters in Commerce focused in Accountancy and a Certified Accounting Technician by education. Moturi was awarded with UGC NET-JRF twice in Commerce.

Educational Qualification

  • 2023: Ph. D in Management specialised in Accounting and Finance from School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
  • 2015: Master of commerce with specialisation in Accountancy. Acharya Nagarjuna University.
  • 2012: Master of business administration with specialisation in Finance and Human Resources. JNTU-Kakinada.
  • 2011: CA-Intermediate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Work Experience (Research /Teaching)

  • Assistant Professor at School of Business, Woxsen University, India: August 2021- April 2023.
  • Process Developer, Genpact India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India: July 2015- August 2016.
  • Faculty for Chartered Accountancy Course, Master Minds CA Coaching Centre: August 2012- July 2015

Area of Interest (Research /Teaching)

  • Research Interests: Audit Quality, Accounting Manipulations, Financial Reporting
  • Teaching: Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Finance

Journal Publication

  • Sairam, Moturi & Marisetty, V. B., (2023). Boundaries of the Firm and Real Earnings Management. Available at SSRN: (Forthcoming in Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation).

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Paper Presentation

  • Paper titled “Investigation into the Nexus of Earnings Management, Investment Inefficiency, and Promoter Holding”, PAN IIM Conference, organised by IIM Sambalpur, January 22nd- 24th 2024 coauthored with Jains P Chacko.
  • Presented a paper titled Examining the effects of ESG disclosure on the performance of Indian commercial banks” at The 2023 International Conference on Sustainability, Environment, and Social Transition in Economics and Finance (SESTEF 2023), jointly organized by Southampton Business School and Audencia Business School held from December 14-16, 2023 in Southampton, United Kingdom coauthored with Biju AV and Aghila A K (presented by co author).
  • Presented a paper titled “Bankruptcy Prediction of Corporates: Traditional vs Machine Learning Models” in Digits conference organized by Woxsen University, Hyderabad on 27th and 28th November 2021.
  • “Firm Boundaries and Real Earnings Management” in the 12th Doctoral Thesis Conference jointly organised by ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and IGIDR, Mumbai on 18th April 2019 at ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad co authored with Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty.
  • Presented a paper titled “Investigating the relationship between operating costs and firm profitability using longitudinal data from Indian hotels” joint work with Vinay Ch at “International Conference on Calibration of Accounting Tools in the Changing Global Scenario” organised by Pondicherry University in association with ACCA and ICSSR- SRC, March 18-19, 2019.
  • Attended 3rd JAAF India Symposium jointly held in association with the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF), Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore, and IIM- Calcutta. Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), January 7-9,2019 held at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
  • Attended 12th ISB Accounting Research Conference Hyderabad, December 17-18, 2018 held at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Workshops / Training Attended

  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “Case Writing and Case teaching Methodology”, Conducted on 27th and 28th January 2023, by Woxsen University.
  • ESG Certification by Bloomberg for Education, October 26, 2022.
  • Principles of Sustainable Finance, by Erasmus University, Rotterdam on Coursera platform. 2022.
  • Bloomberg Markets Concepts, certification by Bloomberg for Education, June 03,2021.
  • Selected and participated in “Doctoral Scholar’s School -2019” organised by Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, September 20-22, 2019.
  • Completed the course titled “Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination” offered by West Virginia University, USA on Coursera Platform, August 24, 2019.
  • Completed the course titled “Accounting Analytics” offered by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, on Coursera Platform, May 19, 2019.
  • IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate by Institute of Management Accountants, USA.
  • Attended in 5th ISB- POMS workshop, December 14-15, 2017 conducted by Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
  • Participated in a Faculty development Programme “Microsoft Excel Applications in Finance” March 24-25, 2017 conducted by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
  • Participated in a course work (3 Credits) on Foundations on Basic Empirical Research Methods from December 24th 2016 to 3rd January 2017 held at Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode.
  • Participated in a four day workshop on “Advanced Econometrics for Research in Social Sciences using R”, March 29 - April 1, 2019 conducted by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
  • Participated Faculty Development Program on “Statistical Model Building using R”, March 4-6,2018 conducted by School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
  • Participated in a 10 Day Workshop on “Research Methodology cum Quality improvement Program for PhD scholars” organised by Pondicherry University, sponsored by ICSSR, January 29- February 7, 2018.

Awards And Achievements

  • Awarded with UGC NET JRF in Commerce by University Grants Commission, MHRD, India twice in December 2014 and June 2015.
  • Awarded scholarship to pursue CMA-US from Institute of Management Accountants, USA, May 2018

Administrative Roles

  • Member, Teaching and Learning Pillar, Rajagiri Business School.
  • Program Director for B.Com (Hons) an ACCA accredited program, School of Business, Woxsen University. August 2021- April 2023.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, School of Business, Woxsen University.
  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, School of Business, Woxsen University