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Careers in academia

Advice and guidance for accountants looking to step into academia.

Unlocking the potential for innovation in the accounting curriculum

How can we embrace the exciting new possibilities in accounting education?

My, how things have changed!

Even if you’re not a fully paid-up subscriber to the 70/20/10 model, few of us would doubt the power and longevity of social and experiential learning. No wonder then that as universities and workplaces transition from lockdown to hybrid models of operation, we’re starting to see the effects of this drought of interaction on the skills, experiences and attitudes of young people.

Enrolment motivation of accounting doctoral students: professionally qualified and non-professionally qualified accountants

Anne Marie Ward, Niamh M. Brennan and Judith Wylie December 2021

The gap between accounting research and practice can be bridged by academic faculty who are professionally qualified and research trained. However, accounting suffers an acute shortage of accounting doctoral graduates, especially those with a professional accounting qualification, due to a lack of enrolments. This study examines the motivation of 36 accounting doctoral students, including 13 professionally qualified and 23 non-professionally qualified, to provide insights on what makes accounting doctoral education attractive to potential doctoral applicants.

A rich, full and meaningful life

In any piece of academic writing we are frequently told to define the key words we use in the context of our writing. In this piece I am defining happiness as having a rich, full and rewarding life. And I am going to share with you a very simple but effective approach to achieving that happiness that I recently read about.

Is 2021 the most challenging year ever for university finance directors?

Last year, I wrote about 2020 being the most challenging year ever to be a finance director at a university. 13 months later, ahead of a budget and comprehensive spending review, I am asking the same question (or should it be “is there ever a good year to be a university finance director?”) and reviewing some of my initial thoughts.

EFRAG calls for an academic study and literature review on developments in financial reporting

EFRAG has launched a call for tender to produce a holistic assessment of IFRS Standards (strengths, weaknesses, long-term considerations, topics still to be addressed and European needs and requirements). The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021.

Could case studies work as a form of assessment for accounting and finance undergraduate students?

Andrew Smerdon reflects upon the use of open book applied case studies, consisting of advance and impact information, for coursework assessments on large Accounting and Finance final year undergraduate degree modules.

Is the University lecture likely to be a victim of the pandemic?

Dr Susan Smith shares her thoughts on the future of traditional teaching.

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