Professor Greg Stoner
- Professor (Accounting & Finance)
Head of Accounting and Finance (subject group) of the Adam Smith Business School
Greg has a PhD in accounting history and education from the University of Glasgow and is a Professor of Accounting, with primary research interests in the history of accounting, the accounting profession, accounting education and the impact and utilisation of information systems (and IT) in accounting practice and higher education.
Greg is currently Editor for Accounting Education (previously Accounting Education: an international journal), is on the editorial board of Accounting and Business Research, and was Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education (one of the three primary publications of the American Accounting Association) from 2010 to 2012.
Greg is Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group, is on the executive committee of the British Accounting and Finance Association, is Co-chair of the International Member Outreach Committee of the AAA (American Accounting Association) Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section, and ex officio member of the executive board of the IAAER, the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. Greg was a Member of the most recent QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmarking Review Groups for both Accounting & Finance (2014-2016).
Greg has a long established involvement in the use of and research into the use of information technology in education. This resulted in a spell on secondment to the Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative in the mid 1990s; a major nationally funded project that was at the forefront of this area of development in Scotland at the time. Greg is a “Key Contact" with the Business, Management, Accounting and Finance Centre of the Higher Education Academy, having had similar roles with the earlier national centres for accounting and business education.
Greg’s broad experience of teaching and research has been accompanied by a wide range of administrative functions including Head of Accounting and Finance (subject group) within the Adam Smith Business School, director of taught postgraduate accounting programmes in accounting and finance, professional accreditation, student international mobility (study abroad and Erasmus), connections with practice/external engagement, responsibility for the development and maintenance of the website for Accounting & Finance, and VLEs (virtual learning environments), admissions, and publicity. Greg was Treasurer and on the Executive Board of the British Accounting & Finance Association's Accounting Education Special Interest Group from 2008 until taking the role of Vice Chair in 2017.
Greg is a member of the Accounting research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Accounting history
- Accounting education
- The Accounting Profession
- Information systems in accounting
- Educational technology
- Business reporting
One of my current projects, with Kirsten Kininmonth, is research into the teaching of accounting at the University of Glasgow, and in this regard we are seeking information from past graduates of the BAcc or staff in the Department / Subject group. If you have any information or materials that might be useful to us we would appreciate your help. For details of the project please contact Kirsten or myself, and read the approved Participant Information Sheet.
- Wards' Fund Research Grant (2019) £3,000 (2nd Grant) for the project "The History of Accounting and the BAcc at the University of Glasgow" (with Kirsten Kininmonth)
- Bid: Co-Investigator on ESRC ISCF Next Generation Services bid of £1,250,000 for the project 'Augmented Professional Practice through Leading Innovation' (2018: not awarded).
- Wards' Fund Research Grant (2018) £3,000 for the project "The History of Accounting and the BAcc at the University of Glasgow" (with Kirsten Kininmonth)
- Erasmus+ ICM staff exchange grant c.£2,700 for mobility, teaching and PGR research collaboration with University of Sao Paulo (USP/FEA).
- Wards' Fund Grant of £1,500 for studies in the State Archives of Florence on Hiding Usury in the Italian Renascence.
- Application pending: the Russian Science Foundation, £480,000/£170,000, Development of professional accounting in Russia: balance training, market labour and public interest in a historical perspective (2014 & 2017)
- Carnegie Travel Fund, £2,200, 2012.
- Raised over £50,000 to help fund the BAFA AE SIG over the last seven years from professional and educational associations.
- Learning & Teaching Development Fund, £8,000, 2005/7.
Greg is interested in supervising projects examining:
- the early history of accounting and bookkeeping
- the development of the accounting and the accounting profession in international contexts, and
- critical perspectives on the role and place of accounting, especially accounting education and training, in social and professional change and development.
I would also be interested in supervising student research into other areas of accounting education (particularly in relation to skills development, the use of information and learning technologies and the effects of change on the accounting education landscape) and research on the application of information systems in the field of accounting.
Current doctoral supervision
Yanru Zou"An ethnographic study of front-line audit work in China"
Co-supervisor: Dr Alvise Favotto
Sami Sadaka"The history and development of accounting and the accounting profession in Lebanon"
Co-supervisor: Professor John McKernan
Asrarul Rahman"Audit quality: evidence from the Indonesian Supreme Audit Board"
Co-supervisor: Professor John McKernan
Rakshitha Hitibandara"Sustainability reporting practices in Sri Lanka: current practices, nature and causes"
Co-supervisor: Professor John McKernan
Samar El Sayad"Management accounting within the supply chain context"
Co-supervisor: Professor Danture Wickramasinghe
Recent Course Contributions:
- Issues in Accounting Research (PGT – MAcc)
- Research Methodology (PGT)
- Business Reporting, Accounting and Management Information Systems (previously, Information and Computer Systems)
- The Accounting Profession (Level 2 u/g)
- Business Reporting and Financial Management (level 1 u/g)
- PhD Research Seminars (pgr)
- Managerial Accounting and Finance (level 1 u/g)
Earlier teaching experience:
- Management Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Management & Modelling
- Research Methodology
- MBA Accounting
- Computerised Accounting & Modelling
- Accounting for engineering students
- Management Information Systems
- Quantitative Methods
- Managerial Decision Models
- Management Accounting Information Systems
- IT Skills / Spreadsheet Modelling
- International Financial Management
- Dublin City University, MSc
- University of Ulster, MA/Dip (Advanced Accounting)
- Cardiff Metropolitan University, MBA
- Arab Academy of Science and Technology (Cairo & Alexandria), MBA (a collaborative programme with Cardiff Metropolitan University)
- External Doctoral Degree Assessor - Sothern Federal University of Russia (Rostov-on-Don)
Educational Evaluation / Expert Panels:
- Member of the QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmarking Review Group for Accounting & Finance (2014-2016)
- External Panel Expert on the Periodic Review of Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University (May 2016).
- External Adviser on the Westminster Business School University Validation Panel for the Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), the first international university in Uzbekistan for the programmes BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Economics, and BSc (Hons) Economics with Finance (November 2015).
- Head of Accounting and Finance subject group (Current)
- Director of Taught Postgraduate Accounting Programmes in Accounting & Finance (Current)
- Senior Advisor of Studies (Current)
- Adam Smith Business School Executive (Current)
- Learning & Teaching Committee (Current: Chair)
- Connections with Practice (External Engagement) Committee (Current)
- Alternate Head of the accounting and finance subject group (2017-2019)
- BAcc Accreditation officer (including liaison with ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA & CIPFA) (to 2018)
- Mobility Officer (International study abroad and Erasmus exchanges & developing links with international partners) (to 2016)
- College Ethics Review Panel (to 2014)
External roles and engagement
- Editor of Accounting Education (formerly Accounting Education: an international journal) the official journal of the IAAER (International Association for Accounting Education and Research)
- Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group
- Member of the executive committee of the British Accounting and Finance Association
- Ex officio member of the executive board of the IAAER, the International Association for Accounting Education and Research
- Co-chair of the International Member Outreach Committee of the AAA (American Accounting Association) Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section
- Member of the QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmarking Review Group for Accounting & Finance
- External Examiner: Dublin City University
- Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education (one of the three primary publications of the American Accounting Association) (2010 to 2012);
- Member of the Editorial Board of Accounting and Business Research;
- Guest Editor of the Word Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers 2014 Special Edition of Accounting Education (2016);
- ICAS (Institute of Chartered accountants of Scotland) SEC Committee;
- Treasurer and Executive Board member of the British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group;
- Research Development mentor for the Accounting Education Special Interest Group of BAFA;
- External examiner: University of Ulster, MSc Advanced Accounting (2011-2015);
- External examiner: Cardiff Metropolitan University MBA (2011-2015);
- External examiner: Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport/Cardiff Metropolitan University MBA (2011-2015);
- External examiner: MSc in Strategic Information Systems at Strathclyde University (to 2011);
- Liaison ("Key Contact") with the Business, Management, Accounting and Finance Centre of the Higher Education Academy (formerly Business Education Support Team - BEST);
- Honorary auditor for the Committee of Heads of Accounting (BAA Sub-group);
- Accreditation Assessor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).