Accounting 2018/19

  • 5th for Accounting and Finance in the Complete University Guide 2018
  • 11th for Accounting and Finance in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Extremely strong links with professional firms and institutes, standards are aligned with the highest level of professional excellence

Members of the Accounting Department bring together research and teaching expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, including financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing and taxation.

Our accounting programmes are highly regarded by students and employers alike, and attract a high degree of accreditation from various professional accountancy bodies.

Accounting Research

At the University of Exeter, accounting has a long history of research excellence. Ranked equal second in the UK in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 in the Accounting and Finance sub-panel, our research was also rated higher than the national average in REF 2014 with 73% recognised as world-leading (4* rating) or internationally excellent (3* rating).

Understanding that accounting continues to play a hugely important social and organisational role, members in the Accounting Department undertake a variety of research, from Taxation, Corporate Governance and Capital Markets, to broader Sustainability and Social Accounting.

As well as 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 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).