Alan is a Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance Division at the University of Leeds. He received his PhD degree in Accounting and Finance from Leeds University Business School and has presented his research papers in many national and international conferences. Alan is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) with experience working as a Senior Audit Manager at one of the Big 4 accounting firms.
Alan’s research interests include Financial Analysts, Fund Management, Auditing, Financial Reporting in Banks, and International Financial Reporting Standards.
Since joining Leeds University Business School, Alan has taught and received excellent feedback across undergraduate, postgraduate, and Exec-MBA modules. Modules taught include both introduction and intermediate management and financial accounting, financial analysis, understanding your discipline for doctoral researchers, and accounting and finance for the Exec-MBA.
Selected Recent Research Outputs
‘Auctions, Market efficiency and the trade in second-hand and antique silver’, Economics Letters, (2018) Vol 162, pp. 45-48, (with I. Clacher and P. Draper).
‘The Value Relevance of Direct Cash Flows under International Financial Reporting Standards’, Abacus, 2013, 49, 367-395, (with I. Clacher and A. Hodgson).
Selected Working Papers
‘Who gets all the PIE? Regulation of the statutory audit for private UK companies’, (with I. Clacher and A. May).
‘Evidence on Analyst Stock Recommendations, Cash flow Valuations, and Stock Return Profitability’, (with I. Clacher).
‘Active share and fund performance in a concentrated market: Evidence from the UK’, (with P. Holmes, I. Clacher and R. Burns).
‘The Usefulness of Cash Flow Forecasts to Institutional Investors’, (with I. Clacher, H. Zaidan and J. Liu).
‘Sell-Side Analysts and Gender - A European comparison of performance and career outcomes’, (with I. Clacher).
Selected Conference Acceptances & Presentations
41st Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. Milan. May 2018
British Accounting and Finance Association Northern Area Group Annual Conference. Bangor University, Bangor, UK. September 2017
40th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. Valencia. May 2017
39th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. Maastricht. May 2016
18th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Annual Conference. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. July 2014
37th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia. May 2014
5th International Accounting and Finance Symposium. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. June 2012
35th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2012
British Accounting and Finance Association Northern Area Group Annual Conference. University of Salford, Manchester, UK, September 2011