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Welcome to our Department

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and accounting education.

We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading firms, we are closing the gap that has emerged between academic accounting research and the real world of accountancy practice.


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We are a world-class department with an outstanding academic team with expertise in issues related accountability, sustainability and digitalisation in the accounting profession. This is reflected in our research, innovation, education and students’ experience

Professor Amir Michael
Head of Accounting

Our Research Centres

Our active research centres deliver impactful research across the accounting world informing policy and changing business practice.

El Shaarani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance

The EEFAG Centre conducts empirical research on Ethics, Finance, Governance & Accountability.

International Centre of Public Accountability

International Centre of Public Accountability (ICOPA) aims to address issues around accountability and transparency across all sectors.
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Our PhD Programme

Our programme gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study.

Explore Our PhD Programme