Dr Chun Yu Mak

Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Department of Accounting and Finance


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 2547

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 6678

Email c.y.mak@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Business School
University House
B15 2TT


PhD in Social Science & Economics, the University of Manchester
Msc in Accounting & Finance, the University of Manchester
BBA, Hong Kong Lingnan University

LCCI III Accounting


Lecturer in Accounting & Finance, University of Birmingham since Sept 2003.

Visiting research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Sept to Nov. 2010.


Currently teaching:

0718372 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis for Under Graduate Year 3 students

0715855 International Financial Statement Analysis for MSc in International Accounting & Finance students

0715443 Financial Statement Analysis for MBA students

Postgraduate supervision

  • Current students: 1 (2013-date)


Recent research interests are in capital market-based accounting research, corporate restructuring, earnings management, financial analysts' earnings forecasts and International Financial Reporting Standard. 

Other activities

Member of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)

Mamber of Special Interest Groups in Corporate Governance, and Financial Accounting and Reporting, BAFA,


Current administration duties: 

Admission Tutor for Msc Accounting & Finance
Information Resources Representative
MSc Accounting & Finance Review Responsibility



Journal article

Mak, C. Y., Strong N. C. and Walker M.  “Conditional earnings conservatism and corporate refocusing activities.”  Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 49, No.4, September 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-679X.2011.00414.x



Mak, C. Y., Strong N. C. and Walker M. (August 2008).  Earnings conservatism and corporate refocusing activities - March 2006 version, at research fund project of Centre for Business Performance, ICAEW - Understanding the earnings reporting practices ofUKfirms and their interactions with analysts’ earning forecasts.

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