Accounting

  • 5th for Accounting and Finance in the Complete University Guide 2018
  • 9th for Accounting and Finance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • Extremely strong links with professional firms and institutes, standards are aligned with the highest level of professional excellence

Our Accounting discipline is growing rapidly and attracting some of the world’s leading accounting academics and our accounting programmes are highly regarded by students and employers alike.

Accounting at Exeter has a long history of research excellence; our ranking in 2008 of equal 2nd in the UK in the Research Assessment Exercise(RAE) in the Accounting and Finance sub-panel, and in REF 2014 the discipline being submitted with 73 per cent of research rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), higher that the national average.

The Accounting group shares and promotes the view that accounting continually plays an important social and organizational role. Our research is hugely varied, with existing research strengths including Management Control; Capital Markets and Financial Reporting; Audit, Corporate Governance and Regulation; Social and Environmental Accounting and Sustainability and Taxation Policy and Practice.

In addition to significant grants funded by Research Councils UK and the European Union we also hold awards from professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Our faculty members are regularly invited to advise policy makers at institutions such as the Bank of England, the Department of Work and Pensions, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Competition and Markets Authority.

We have extremely strong links with professional bodies and institutes including the Association for Chartered Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, ensuring our standards are aligned with the highest level of professional excellence.

Every year students have the opportunity to go on a week-long trip to Europe, last year’s students visited the European Commission in Brussels and the stock exchange and Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, as well as a financial organisation in Paris, giving a rare insight into how these organisations operate.