Lighthouse Lecture Series: Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Scandals

Lighthouse Lecture Series: Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Scandals


Business scandals have a long and varied history which continues into the present day. As accounting is central to the success or failure of any business, so creative accounting has always played a key role in these scandals, reflecting the extremes of how numbers can be manipulated to deceive or even defraud.

As part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series, Professor Mike Jones from the University of Bristol will explore the role of accounting, particularly creative accounting and fraud in business scandals from around the world. He will discuss the role of powerful individuals, the motives and methods of management who are complicit in these scandals and the failures of internal control and external auditing, as well as the long term impact of business scandals on the regulatory environment.

Register your attendance below and welcome Professor Jones to the Faculty of Business and Economics' Lighthouse Lecture Series.

Event Details

Friday 27 October 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mason Theatre, Building E7B
Friday 20 October 2017

The Speaker


Professor Michael Jones is Professor of Financial Reporting at the University of Bristol where he was Head of Department from 2009 to 2014. Professor Jones has taught accounting for 32 years and has published more than 170 articles in both professional and academic journals. 

He has a global reputation in the areas of financial reporting and communication, accounting history, accounting education and environmental reporting. As well as being Director of the Financial Reporting and Business Communication Unit, he chairs the British Accounting Association and Reporting Special Interest Group.

Additionally, Professor Jones is a joint Editor of the British Accounting Review as well as serving on four editorial boards. He has coordinated the Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference for 21 years and has served on the British Accounting Association Committee and on the Committee for Professors of Accounting and Finance.


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