The Department of Accounting at Queen's Management School brings together expertise in accounting, accounting change, budgeting, governance, performance management and reporting in not-for-profit and public sector organisations.
We provide excellent research-led teaching to undergraduates, postgraduates and working professionals, and our staff regularly consult with financial and policy-making institutions such as the UK and Republic of Ireland Governments and the Bank of England.
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- Head of Department of Accounting: Dr Danielle McConville
- BSc Accounting Programme Director: Dr Danielle McConville
- MSc Accounting and Finance Programme Director: Professor Martin Quinn
Our supportive research environment fosters meaningful engagement with the non-academic world and facilitates the pursuit of high-quality publications. Research by colleagues in our Department of Accounting has appeared in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals including Abacus, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Financial Accountability & Management, and the Journal of Business Ethics and Public Administration.
Queen’s Management School hosts an active community of doctoral students in Accounting and related disciplines. Each student is supervised by at least two members of academic staff.
Prospective students who do not yet have the requisite background in Accounting to pursue PhD research directly are encouraged to apply for our MSc Accounting and Finance programme, which embeds core research training skills throughout the degree.
Integrating a new management accounting routine into a routine cluster: the role of interactions between multiple management accounting routines
- Dai Huu
- Martin Hiebl
- Martin Quinn
Public service management reform: an institutional work and collective framing approach
- Julie Bertz
- Martin Quinn
- John Burns
Understanding integrated reporting and the United Nations sustainable development goals: an accounting educational case
- Xinwu He
- Le Wang
Does family ownership matter? Evidence of the payment method and market reaction to M&A deals in Taiwan
- Yousry Ahmed
- Mohamed Elsayed
- Yuru Chen
Accountability and accounting for fisheries - six decades of reporting by the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland, 1935-1993
- Martin Quinn
- Bibek Bhatta
- Alonso Moreno
Accounting Research Project Spotlight
Based upon research undertaken by Professor Ciaran Connolly and Dr Elaine Stewart, Chartered Accountants Ireland’s position paper, 'The Reform of Ireland's Public Sector Accounting', examines key changes involved in the Irish Government’s planned public sector accounting reforms.
Drawing on the views of representatives from government departments, agencies, and advisory organisations and individuals, the position paper recognises the ambition of the planned reforms. Appropriate and timely, they are a significant statement of intent by the Irish Government to modernise its public sector accounting practices.
Read The Reform of Ireland's Public Sector Accounting.
Professor Martin Quinn, together with colleagues at University College Cork and the University of Groningen, is currently researching efforts by Irish credit unions to engage in social impact reporting. The credit union sector on the island of Ireland has approximately €19.5 billion in net assets and is a vital source of community finance. Given their co-operative nature and founding principles, credit unions are in a strong position to deliver financial services in a more socially aware manner. Yet presently, performance metrics of credit unions are highly financial, being driven mainly by regulatory requirements.
The accounting, reporting, governance and regulation in the UK and Republic of Ireland's charity sectors was reframed by research conducted by Professor Ciaran Connolly and Professor Emeritus Noel Hyndman. This included contributions towards developing current and future Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) and producing Northern Ireland’s legal reporting requirements.
Click here to read more about shaping the regulation of charity accounting and reporting research.