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Carolyn J. Cordery

Professor

  • Phone+44(0) 121 204 3380
  • Aston University, Aston Triangle, Room ABS403

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

20062020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Carolyn's research focuses on not-for-profit organisations' accounting and accountability. She is particularly interested in how these organisations are regulated as well as the impact of their resourcing (by donors/philanthropists, grants, contracts, volunteers, etc.) and the resource constraints that cause many of these organisations to be financially vulnerable. Much of her work is based on international comparisons.

Carolyn also researches public sector audit as a means of accountability. Her Routledge book (with Professor David Hay) on the structures, opportunities and challenges of Supreme Audit Institutions is due out later in 2020.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Professionally, Carolyn is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is also a Fellow of CPA Australia.

General

Carolyn is on the Practitioner Advisory Group of the IFR4NPO project (International Financial Reporting for Non Profit Organisations) extending her prior experience in accounting standard setting.

She has undertaken a number of commissioned research projects, and published work in relevant international journals such as: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting History, Financial Accountability and Management, Accounting & Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Public Managament Review and Public Money and Management.  Her paper ‘Accounting History and Religion: a review of studies and a research agenda’ (Accounting History, 20(4) pp 430-463) won the 2015 Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award. Her teaching areas include risk management and research methods.

Professional/editorial offices

Carolyn is Joint Editor of Accounting History and Associate Editor of British Accounting Review. She is also on the editorial board of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules

Risk Management (BF3329)

PhD Supervision

Current PhD students

Modit Dar - Social reporting in Social Housing

Kiran Chohan - Measuring the social impact of philanthropy

Future students

I'm interested in taking on students studying not-for-profit/third sector issues in relation to my interests. I am also interested in studies into public sector audit.

Administrative Roles

Member Senior REF Review Board, ABS.

Contact Details

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Research Output

Accounting reforms in the Papal States: budgetary practices under the papacy of Gregory XVI and Pope IX (1831-1870)

Antonelli, V., Coronella, S., Cordery, C. J. & Verona, R., 20 Apr 2020, In : British Accounting Review.

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  • Editorial

    Cordery, C., Fowler, C. & Maran, L., 27 May 2020, In : Accounting History. 25, 2, p. 170 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    Editorial

    Cordery, C., Fowler, C. & Maran, L., 1 Feb 2020, In : Accounting History. 25, 1, p. 3-4 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Evidence about the value of financial statement audit in the public sector

    Hay, D. & Cordery, C. J., 25 Feb 2020, In : Public Money and Management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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