University of Edinburgh Business School
Professor Jeacle edits Special Issue in Management Accounting Research (MAR) Journal
IPA comes to Edinburgh in 2018
Professor Guy Jubb joins CAS
MSc in Accounting and Society (Online Distance Learning)

The Accounting Profession

The accountancy profession is arguably the most important occupational group in contemporary economy and society. We focus on the emergence and development of the profession, and the social issues confronting it, such as social inclusion, the public interest and the role of professional bodies in society.

Communication, Governance & Control

Accounting shapes how organisations are governed and decisions are made in both the private and public sector. We study the emergence of new reporting processes, alternative forms of governance, and how the finance function and controls deal with unknowns in large projects, organisations and society.

Accounting, Culture & Society

Understanding the context in which accounting operates necessitates an appreciation of the social and cultural dimensions of everyday life. Accounting calculations define social structures and shape contemporary cultural phenomena. A recognition of this broad context is central to the interdisciplinary accounting research agenda.

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John Leburn joins CAS
November 3, 2017

A graduate of Edinburgh University and a qualified Chartered Accountant, John has enjoyed a long and varied international career with many blue-chip organisations.

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