The research and scholarship undertaken by the Accounting department covers the following broadly defined areas:
Public sector accounting, audit, accountability and governance. In particular through the Accountability and Governance Research Cluster Specific research areas include public partnership collaborations, talent transition of finance professionals.
Taxation- policy and practice, in particular through the Centre for Tax Governance.
Accounting and Information systems. Specific research includes using interpretive and critical approaches to investigate corporate reporting innovations.
Accounting Calculation. Specific research areas include fair value, and from a social and organisational perspective the relationship between accounting and nature, and income generation by Police Forces including charging for Special Policing Services.
Accounting regulation including the process of regulation of private and public sector financial accounting and reporting.
Accounting and Taxation Education including contemporary issues in tertiary level accounting education.
Accounting group members consistently publish in journal ranked as 4* world- leading and 3* internationally excellent by the Association of Business Schools. These journals include Accounting, Organizations and Society; British Journal of Management; Abacus; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; British Accounting Review; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; and Financial Accountability and Management.
Current research projects include public attitudes to taxation; talent transition; special policing services; integrated reporting, XBRL; participation of UK preparers in the IASB process; the use of fair value by financial institutions; accounting education; accountability and governance in tropical forest conservation; governing socio-ecological organisations using payments for ecosystem services; public sector accounting in conditions of austerity; political implications of government technical accounting reforms; financial analysts’ forecasts and learning behaviour; cross border acquisitions of and credit analysis for Chinese State-owned Enterprises.