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About the accounting group

Accounting at Oxford Saïd is highly distinguished for its research excellence and impact. Researchers have consistently produced articles in top accounting, finance, and management journals, such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, European Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies, among others. Accounting faculty members have strong connections with the academic accounting community, serving as journal associate editors and reviewers, and routinely presenting their research in workshops and conferences held by leading academic institutions and premier academic journals.

Professor Richard Barker is engaged with policy-making as a member of the UK’s Corporate Reporting Council, having also served on the technical staff of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). He is a member of the Academic Panel of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the EAA, and the Expert Panel of the Prince of Wales's Accounting for Sustainability Project.

Dr Amir Amel-Zadeh’s research is broadly on firms' information environment in capital markets. His research examines the economic consequences of voluntary and mandatory disclosures and the effects of fair value accounting for banks. He is engaged in research collaborations with industry partners and policy makers to improve financial and nonfinancial capital market disclosures. He also regularly serves as consultant or speaker for the financial services industry.

Dr Kazbi Soonawalla is a Senior Research Fellow in Accounting; her particular expertise is in financial reporting. She has examined issues such as disclosure requirements under various accounting standards to understand the factors that make for greater levels of compliance; she has also investigated the effectiveness of requirements for greater disclosure in relation to forecasts made by equity analysts and investors.

Research projects

Academics are engaged in new research projects ranging from tax policies, social innovation in health care, to Global Cyber Security.