Mr Hesham Ali

Hesham Ali

The Department of Accounting
Lecturer in Accounting

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountant), 2019
  • MSc in International Accounting and Finance (Distinction), University of Birmingham (UK) 2017
  • US CPA (Certified Public Accountant), 2016
  • PG Diploma in Accounting (Distinction), Mansoura University (Egypt) 2014
  • BSc in Accounting (Hons), Mansoura University (Egypt) 2013 


Hesham Ali is a lecturer in the Birmingham Business School. He holds an MSc with distinction from Birmingham Business School as well as a BSc with First Class from Mansoura University. Prior to joining University of Birmingham, he worked in Nottingham Trent University and Mansoura University. Hesham has presented his research at several national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars such as the British Accounting and Finance Association, Nottingham University Business School PhD Conference, Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference, and Academy of Sustainable Finance, Accountability & Governance. He also holds two professional accounting qualifications which are US CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountant). Hesham is also an ad hoc reviewer for a number of international journals such as Business Ethics: European Review and Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting. His research interests are corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate political activity, political corruption, political ideology, and corporate lobbying. He has published in Accounting Forum, and Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation.


  • Widening Accounting Horizons
  • Professional Integrity and Reflective Practitioner 


Recent publications


Ibrahim, A, Ali, H & Aboelkheir, H 2022, 'Cost stickiness: a systematic literature review of 27 years of research and a future research agenda', Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, vol. 46, 100439.

Ali, H, Adegbite, E & Nguyen, T 2021, 'Ownership structure and political spending disclosure', Accounting Forum.

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