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, BEA2001 Financial Accounting
- Module coordinator, BEAM027 Dissertation
- Programme Director, MSc Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Analysis, PhD in Accounting
- Financial reporting
- Network theory
- Organisational form
Professor McMeeking's research draws from economics literature to investigate issues such as pricing, reputation, litigation and organisational change that are of relevance to academics, practitioners, business entities regulators and the general public.
- Rugged Landscapes: K and N values for Big 4 and mid-tier professional firms in the UK, (with Baskerville), presented at the 2009 British Accounting Association Conference and 2009 American Accounting Association.
- The Big Four's failure to ensure compliance with financial instruments disclosure requirements (with Bamber), presented at the 2009 British Accounting Association Conference and the British Accounting Association FAR SIG Conference.
- The quality and quantity of reporting financial instruments under International Financial Reporting Standard 7, Financial Instruments: Disclosure (with Bamber), presented at the 2009 British Accounting Association Conference.
- Symbolic violence, professionalism and the sustainability of UK accounting firms (with Stringfellow), presented at the 2009 British Academy of Management Conference.
- The Use of SD Logic for Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation: A UK Empirical Study, presented at the 2009 Frontiers in Service Conference.
- "Competition, choice and governance in the UK audit market: interview evidence." Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Research Grant, 2009.;
Professor McMeeking is currently supervising currently supervising 5 PhD students on derivatives financial disclosure; derivatives valuation; theoretical estimations of the relationship between capital and assets; corporate social responsibility and the sustainability of professional service firms.
He has also supervised two PhD students to completion in the broad area of financial reporting.
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Awards and Honours
- Best paper (with Stringfellow, L) for the Transformation, Change and Organisation Development track of the 2009 British Academy of Management conference
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))
- External Examiner for UWE
- Committee member, BAA Auditing SIG
- Member, British Accounting Association
- Member, American Accounting Association
- Member, European Accounting Association
- 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.