Dr. Nor Hafizah Zainal Abidin joined the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University in 2002.
Prior to that, she had worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an external auditor. Her Ph.D thesis focused on roles of internal audit and strategic management. Her research focus spanned on internal auditing, shariah auditing, risk management and corporate governance. To date, she has published articles in professional journals and some other reputable journals.
She has also presented many papers at local and international conferences. She is actively involved in numerous research projects utilizing internal and external grants. She has served as an Education Committee Member and MIA CARE Program Coordinator in MIA. She is an Associate Member of Institute of Internal Auditors since 2013 and Chartered Accountants of Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 2000.
Administratively, she holds position as Finance Advisor in Harun M. Hashim Law Centre IIUM and Practical Training Coordinator at the Department of Accounting. She teaches Auditing, Intermediate Financial Accounting and Management Accounting Fundamentals at the undergraduate level. She also teaches Issues in Auditing and Management Control System at postgraduate level. She has won Best Teacher Award in 2014 and MIA Articles of Merit Award in 2008.