Accounting plays an integral role in the stability and development of economies and financial markets all over the world. Without proper management and oversight of financial resources, further financial crises – such as those seen in recent decades – are a real possibility. Accounting also has social and environmental impacts that go beyond economies and markets, affecting day-to-day lives and long-term sustainability of people and planet.
Our Accounting research focuses on 4 interconnected, collaborative and multidisciplinary areas of expertise. Within each topic, we're transforming our knowledge and expertise into action, and demonstrating the importance of a thriving accounting profession.
Our Accounting areas of expertise
Find out more about the facilities and research methods that shape our Accountancy research – and learn more about our recent projects, the academic and industrial partners with whom we collaborate, and the major funders who fund our work.
We're investigating the behaviours, actions and responses of providers and users of accounting information, to improve standards across the industry.
We're studying the history of the accounting profession, and exploring how past generations faced down the major financial challenges of their time.
We're exploring how accounting can help organisations combat financial crime, deal with the challenges of new technologies and more effectively govern themselves – to the benefit of all.
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Interested in a PhD in Accounting?
Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Accounting postgraduate research degrees page.