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Summary

I am the Director of Postgraduate Courses in the Accounting and Financial Management subject group in the Faculty of Business and Law.

My background is in practice as a forensic accountant for a Big Four company and, prior to that, in audit. My research and teaching are focused on financial accounting, forensic accounting, and economic crime.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Fellow of the HEA (now Advance HE).

Biography

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PKF (now BDO), undertaking audits across a variety of business sectors, preparing financial statements, performing due diligence work and providing business services to SMEs.

I then spent 8 years working as a forensic accountant for Deloitte in London, including disputes and expert witness work; fraud, insider trading, bribery, and corruption investigations; regulatory and US sanctions compliance work; and AML, compliance, and fraud risk reviews. During this time, I was also a member of accounting training teams, including acting as a financial expert for advocacy training for the Inner Temple.

I joined the Accounting and Financial Management subject group at the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Alongside my university teaching and research responsibilities, I have written and co-delivered a football finance course for the Premier League's EAM program, and have given public seminars on corruption in sport and financial crime in fiction.

Research Interests

I am interested in research in the areas where forensic accounting, financial accounting, corporate governance, and economic crime interact with sport.

My current research interests include:

  • Corruption in sport
  • Financial education of athletes
  • Corporate and sport governance
  • Forensic accounting

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Course Leader for the postgraduate programmes in Accounting and Financial Management.

I teach Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations; Valuations and the Expert Report; and Introduction to Sport, Business and Management. I lead the Premier League's EAM Finance module, and also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

In prior years, I have taught both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Corporate Governance, Financial Crime, Ethics, and Controls; Financial Forensics and Investigations; Financial Analysis and Modelling; Advanced Financial Accounting; Financial Crime and the Law; and Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either christina.philippou@port.ac.uk or +44 23 9284 4836.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords

  • HF5601 Accounting

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