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Dr Tony Hines

Reader in Accounting

Tony Hines


Before becoming an academic I trained to be a chartered accountant with one of the biggest global firms, Coopers & Lybrand, in Bristol.  Following qualification I wanted to view business from a different perspective so I joined a medium sized property development company as group accountant.

I am an active researcher and have presented papers at numerous research conferences both in the UK and overseas. 

I also try to remain engaged with the accountancy profession.  For example in 2010 I sat on the ICAS Working Group for Non-Audit Services. My research has often involved interviews with senior people in the profession and this has helped to keep abreast of current developments and concerns.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the broad area of the regulation of financial reporting and auditing.

The project conducts a wide ranging investigation into the impact of recent changes to the UK regulatory regime on preparers and auditors of listed companies.   In particular the role of the audit committee and audit committee chair (given enhanced responsibilities under revised regulatory arrangements) in auditor / company interactions on financial reporting and auditing are reviewed. Another project investigated the role of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, the body responsible for enforcing UK accounting standards.

I have also reviewed the impact of introducing International Financial Reporting Standards in the UK on preparers, auditors and regulators.

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