Accounting and Financial Management

An excellent reputation for research

We have an excellent reputation for research and recent projects have received funding for ICAEW and from CIMA. Our researchers are currently exploring financial reporting, audit, corporate governance and strategic management accounting. We have a number of staff members researching aspects of accounting education. The group has a growing reputation in the field of forensic accounting, working alongside the University’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies so that students are able to study an MSc in Forensic Accounting.

Research in the subject group has included; key issues that impact on audit quality and financial reporting integrity, such as the role of audit committees and audit committee chairs in decision making, and the joint provision of audit and non-audit services. Other areas include research on how management accounting in the UK agricultural industry informs policymakers and promotion fair returns for all in the food supply chain.

To see examples of the research being carried out in the Subject Group, please click on the video links below:

Professor Lisa Jack from University of Portsmouth on Vimeo.

Mr Song Zhang from University of Portsmouth on Vimeo.

PhD Research

We welcome PhD research applications from anyone who has an interest in the following areas: financial reporting, audit, corporate governance, auditing, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Islamic accounting and strategic management accounting. If you are interested, please contactProfessor Khaled Hussainey or telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 4715 to discuss your research ideas and research proposal.

Weekly Seminars

The Accounting and Financial Management Group hosts a weekly talks presented by scholars in the field, both from within Portsmouth Business School and from other leading universities around the world. Seminars are open to all academic staff and PhD students.

Seminars are co-ordinated by Professor Khaled Hussainey.

18 Oct 16        

Collins Ntim (University of Southampton)

Title: Governance and corruption around the world: The moderating effect of culture

25 Oct 16

Andrew Stark (University of Manchester)

Title: The value relevance of organisation capital

8 Nov 16

Osama Magdy (Visiting Researcher, University of Portsmouth)

Title: The effect of cash flows component and accounting earnings on stock market activity: Empirical evidence from the banking sector in Egypt.

15 Nov 16

Xinxiang Li

Title: Institutional reforms and management controls in a Chinese SOE's multinational operations; insights from a neo-institutional perspective.

22 Nov 16

Shahzad Uddin (University of Essex)

Title: Explaining corporate governance practices in the family business groups: morphogenetic approach.

29 Nov 16

Roza Sagitova

Title: Deficiency of GHG emissions disclosures in Russia.

6 Dec 16 Juan Manuel Ramon Jeronimo (University Pablo of Olavide, Spain)
17 Jan 17 Imam Arafat
31 Jan 17

Hafez Abdo (Nottingham Trent University)

Title: Compliance with the accounting disclosure requirements on provisions for decommissioning costs: the case of UK listed oil and gas companies.

7 Feb 17 Lisa Jack (University of Portsmouth)
21 Feb 17 TBA
28 Feb 17 Noel Hyndman (Queens University, Belfast)
7 Mar 17 Ian Fraser (Stirling University)
14 Mar 17 Ebba Sjögren and Karin Svedberg Helgesson (Stockholm University)
21 Mar 17 Philip Linsley (University of York)
28 Mar 17

Catriona Paisey (University of Glasgow)

Title: Entry into the accountancy profession: The effect of deprivation and social class on social mobility and non-Big 4 firms.

25 Apr 17 TBA
2 May 17 Steven Walker (University of Edinburgh)
9 May 17 TBA
23 May 17   Richard Barker (University of Oxford)
30 May 17

Sonia Brandon

Title: Institutional ownership and corporate governance