RG Accounting and Financial Control

The research group aims to contribute to core and recent research areas in Accounting and Financial Control such as:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting 
  • Auditing
  • Performance Measurement
  • Internet Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Education

The group’s main research activities and expertise cover a wide range of topics in the areas of financial, management, and public sector accounting. The emphasis of research in financial accounting is on adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), voluntary accounting disclosures, auditing, and corporate governance. Research in the field of management accounting focuses on cost management, management control systems, performance measurement, and capital investment decision making. Research in public sector accounting and budgeting focuses is mainly, but not exclusively, on the areas of public sector accounting and budgeting reform, government finance statistics, conceptual framework and financial accounting concepts in the public sector, public sector accountability and governance, public sector audit, accounting and reporting for public sector assets, performance management, performance measurement and information, government business enterprises issues and fiscal sustainability in the public sector. Research is a significant part of the work of academic staff and a close supervisory relationship is maintained with the research activities of our postgraduate students. Accounting postgraduate students have the opportunity to integrate their research with the work of staff.


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