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 Aurel Kucani

Aurel Kucani

Lecturer in Accounting


+44 (0) 1392 723239

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Aurel is a lecturer in Accounting at the University of Exeter. He holds a first class BA Accounting and Finance, an MSc Accounting and Finance with distinction, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from University of Exeter. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Aurel has taught Accounting and Finance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at University of Exeter, and intensive courses at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics in China. Prior to joining the University of Exeter in 2008, Aurel was an Accounting Scholar: he studied towards his MSc degree, as well as teaching Accounting at undergraduate level. He has a keen interest in researching financial reporting (particularly voluntary disclosure) and social network theory.

Aurel has received several teaching awards, including:

  • “Best Lecturer in Accounting and Finance”, University of Exeter Business School
  • “Most Supportive Member of Staff”, University of Exeter Business School
  • “Most Innovative Lecturer of the Year, University of Exeter Business School
  • “Best Feedback Provider”, University of Exeter Business School
  • “Most Interesting Lecturer”, University of Exeter Business School
  • “Tutor of the Year”, University of Exeter Business School

Administrative responsibilities

  • Programme Director, BSc Business and Accounting
  • Advanced Teaching Practitioner
  • Senior Tutor
  • Module coordinator, BEA1010 Business Finance for Accountants
  • Module coordinator, BEA3008 Finance for Managers
  • Mentor of Accounting Scholars
  • Member of the Staff Student Liaison Committee


BA (Exon), MSc (Exon), FHEA


Research interests

  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Social network theory and analysis
  • Intra-industry information transfers
  • Audit pricing

External positions

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner for SSU
  • External Examiner for BUIC
  • Member, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
  • Member, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Aurel’s teaching specialism covers Financial and Management Accounting, and he has a specific interest in Financial Management. Aurel has taught on a variety of modules across these areas, including: Accounting 1 (BEA1006); Accounting 2 (BEA1007); Management Concepts and Practices (BEA1005); Financial Accounting (BEA2001); Management Accounting (BEA2003); Financial Management (BEA3001); FAFM (MSc) Pre-session courses.

Aurel is currently the module coordinator, lecturer and tutor for two modules: BEA1010 (Business Finance for Accountants), and BEA3008 (Finance for Managers).

Business Finance for Accountants introduces students to the key concepts within finance: key financial mathematics, working capital management, financial statement analysis, capital structure, dividend policy decision, personal financial management, risk management, and information systems.  The module aims to expose students to real business issues and decisions that they may face as accountants.

Finance for Managers aims to give students a clear and practical introduction to the major themes of corporate finance. It includes a thorough examination of the main techniques of investment appraisal and also discusses cost of capital, capital structure, sources of finance and dividend policy. The module will help students to develop an understanding of theoretical concepts in corporate finance, make them critically aware of the key financial decisions taken by firms, and provide them with structured opportunities to practise using the key tools and techniques of corporate finance.