Professor Kevin McMeeking
Associate Professor of Accounting
+44 (0) 1392 723206
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Professor McMeeking is an Associate Professor of Accounting, and has been at the University of Exeter since 1998. His research interests are interdisciplinary although the main interest is the use of financial reporting and financial analysis to secure effective corporate governance. His teaching specialisms lie in financial accounting - at the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels. Prior to his appointment at Exeter, he was a tutor and completed a PhD at Lancaster University.
- Module coordinator, BEA2020 Financial Accounting B
- Module coordinator, BEAM027 Dissertation
- Programme Director, MSc Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Analysis, PhD in Accounting
- Financial reporting: recognition, measurement and disclosure
- Integrated reporting
- Circular economy
The overarching research agenda focusses on how best to secure effective and sustainable corporate governance. Professor McMeeking's research draws from the accounting, economics, psychology and sociology literatures to investigate issues such as disclosure, measurement, valuation and organisational change that are of relevance to academics, practitioners, corporations, regulators and the general public.
Professor McMeeking is currently supervising currently supervising two PhD students studying issues in the areas of mergers and acquisitions disclosures and integrated reporting. Students are invited to submit research proposals on any of the aforementioned research topics.
Professor McMeeking has also supervised five PhD students to completion. Topics include cash flow reporting, financial instruments disclosures, ESG disclosures and corporate performance, effectiveness of hedging strategies and the role of human and social capital in valuation.
Publications by category
Publications by year
- BBC Spotlight Interview “VISTA AR”, Exeter Cathedral, 2017.
- BBC Spotlight Interview “Uncertainty pre- and post-Brexit”, Exeter, 2017.
- Competition Commission Statutory Audit Market Investigation, 2012 reference of McMeeking (2007) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5329db83ed915d0e6000004b/initial_review_of_relevant_academic_literature_in_the_audit_market.pdf
- House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs, 2nd Report, (2010-2011), “Auditors: Market concentration and their role” reference of McMeeking, Peasnell and Pope (2007)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Financial Markets Group, Roundtable Presentation (2009): “Structure and conduct in the market for accounting services”, London School of Economics
- Market Participants Group (2007: 26), McMeeking interview extract in Choice in the UK Audit Market, Interim Report.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (2006) “Competition and choice in the UK audit market – a review of the Oxera report” citation of McMeeking, Peasnell and Pope (2005) in, https://www.pwc.co.uk/assets/pdf/pwc-competition-and-choice-in-the-uk-audit-market-a-review-of-the-oxera-report.pdf
- Department of Trade and Industry and Financial Reporting Council (2006) Oxera Report citation of McMeeking, Peasnell and Pope (2006)
Awards and Honours
- University of Exeter Business School Innovative Teaching Award 2018
- University of Exeter Above and Beyond Award 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
- University of Exeter Business School Research Inspired Teaching Award 2017
- SSRN top 10 Download Award 2014
- University of Exeter Outward Mobility Award 2010 and 2013
- University of Exeter Merit Award 2007, 2011 and 2012
- FIAT UK Award 2011
- Best Manuscript Award British Academy of Management 2009 for “Symbolic violence? Transforming capital configurations and professionalism in UK accounting firms” by Stringfellow, L & McMeeking, K
- First Place National Student Survey (Exeter Accounting) 2006-2009
- European Union Teaching Mobility Award 2000-2003
- International Centre for Research in Accounting Scholarship (Lancaster University) 1994-1998
Conferences and invited presentations
- Guest speaker in a panel discussion entitled 'Improving choice in the audit market' at the Financial Markets Group roundtable meeting, London School of Economics
- Invited lectures at many universities in the UK (including Bristol, Bath, Glasgow, Lancaster and LSE) and overseas (including the Yar State Pedagogical University, The Yar Demidov State University and MUBiNT (The International University of Business))
- “What does an accounting academic do?: Response to the Academy of Social Sciences campaign “Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Accounting and Finance”, Academy of Social Sciences, 2018
- Treasurer of the British Accounting and Finance Association 2015 – date
- Editorial Board Member, Accounting & Business Research 2014 – date
- UK liaison to European Accounting Association,
- External examiner, Nottingham University (2016-2019)
- Financial accounting and investment analysis - at the undergraduate, postgraduate and management development levels
Financial accounting is the area of accounting which deals with reporting to external users of company accounts, especially, but not exclusively, equity investors. From the perspective of theory, emphasis is placed on the needs of external users and fundamental financial reporting issues that are critical to both small and large businesses. It also includes a discussion of who sets accounting rules; by what processes; the content of regulations; and what that content ought to be. From a practical perspective, financial accounting incorporates the calculations required by theory or regulation; how to analyse and apply financial statements for the purpose of share valuation; risk management; and evaluating the impact on capital markets.
Investment analysis introduces students to the characteristics and valuation of financial instruments. It enables students to understand security valuation techniques; how to apply these techniques in a portfolio management context; how to make appropriate dynamic portfolio allocation decisions; how to assess portfolio performance; and the role of price formation in markets.