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Mr. John Casey

Title:

Lecturer in Accounting

School/ Department:

Business - Accountancy And Economics

Telephone:

+353 0 51302425

Room Name/ Num:

AT129 AT Building

Campus:

Applied Technology Building

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My Biography

I am an accounting academic with over 25 years experience of teaching, research and programme leadership. This has included courses to undergraduate, postgraduate and executive MBA students, as well as more specialised advanced programmes such as the Doctorate in Business Administration for post-experience groups. Current teaching responsibilities comprise finance and accounting modules, including modules in fund accounting, for the B. A. in Accounting, the Executive MBA, MBS and M. Sc. in GFIS as well as research supervision for the Doctorate in Business Administration. A chartered accountant by profession, I have maintained my network with practice through my involvement in the oversight of the professional accounting examinations. I have a solid research & publication background having written textbooks in investment fund accounting and financial reporting and I have a strong interest in public engagement.

I am an active researcher, primarily in the area of auditing, financial reporting and accounting education. I am a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research.

I obtained a B Comm from UCC and an M Sc in Finance from UCC. I am also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Before joining WIT, I worked with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in audit. 

Research

Research Interests:

Accounting Education

My interest in accounting education stems from my own formation into the profession. I now have a unique view on the process from all sides: being involved as a lecturer, as a moderator of professional exams and at non-executive oversight level. This has recently broadened out into an interest in the funding aspects of higher education. Outputs include a text book in financial reporting for students undertaking professional accounting qualifications, journal papers and economic commentary.

Capital Markets/Financial Services

In line with my teaching and previous professional experience, I have maintained a keen interest in capital market research and the investment fund industry. Outputs include an introductory textbook in investment fund accounting, a variety of conference papers and the supervision of a number of master’s dissertations. 

Regional Economics

I am member of the South East Network for Economic and Social Research (SENSER), an independent research initiative of two research centres in Waterford Institute of Technology. SENSER brings together applied economics, finance, sociology and business researchers to improve the understanding of the South East of Ireland’s regional economy with a particular focus on the labour market and resource allocation decisions. Outputs include the annual South East Economic Monitor.

 

 

Doctoral Students Graduated:

Peggy Coady: “Graduate and employer attitudes on the skill set requirements for professional accountants: should emotional intelligence be developed on university accounting programmes?” (DBA co-supervisor).

Alan Murphy: “Exploring the transition of newly qualified chartered accountants from practice to industry” (DBA co-supervisor).

Anthony Burke: “Exploring the professional identity of accountants in organisations: the systems, the people, the mesh” (PhD co-supervisor).

Taught Masters Research Supervision

Supervised in excess of 25 taught master’s research projects across a variety of projects. Project titles have included the following:

  • Stock market reaction to Covid 19.
  • A performance study on US equity funds (mean reversion or random walk).
  • An investigation of the value impact of data breach announcements: evidence from the stock market.
  • Using the chairman’s statement to detect earnings management.
  • Effectiveness of regulation in the Irish property market: estate agents’ perspectives.
  • An exploration of the emergence and impact of robo-advisors on the wealth management industry in Ireland, from the perception of financial advisors.
  • Do more diversified financial institutions have a lower level of risk than more concentrated ones?
  • The impact of OPEC conferences announcements on oil prices from 2005-2014.
  • An investigation of market participant’s view of market wide sources of information in the Irish residential property sector.

 

Research Groups

I am a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research (www.cfbr.ie

Teaching

I have delivered modules across almost the entire School of Business portfolio and at all levels on the national qualification framework. Participant groups range from first year undergraduates to part-time post-experience adults.

A selection of the modules that I have delivered in the past 2 years are as follows:

  • (Investment) Fund Accounting (Level 8).
  • Advanced (Investment) Fund Accounting (Level 8).
  • Accounting for Collective Investment Schemes (Level 7).
  • Corporate Finance (Level 9).
  • Corporate Financial Interpretation (Level 9).
  • Statistics and Mathematics (Level 8).
  • Financial Accounting for Non-specialists (Level 8).
  • Financing Software Ventures (Level 8).
  • Financial Data Analysis (Level 8).

Other

External Examiner Roles

I have acted as external examiner in accounting to a number of institutions including Letterkenny IT, UCC, NUI Maynooth and Cork IT.

Professional Examination Roles

I have been involved, and continue to be involved, in professional examination oversight on a variety of boards with a number of the professional accounting institutes

Professional Memberships

I am a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland

I am a member of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association, the British Accounting and Finance Association and the European Accounting Association.

Postgraduate Examiner:

Masters by Research External Examiner, Laura O Callaghan: “The structure of work placement in a third level accounting programme – employers’ perspectives”, Cork Institute of Technology, August 2016.

Masters by Research External Examiner, Daniel Hickey: “An investigation into the impact a pricing strategy has on an Irish agri-food business”, Cork Institute of Technology, August 2016.

DBA Internal Examiner Cumulative Paper Series: Michael O’Cinneide: “Learning and Public Participation in an Era of Regulatory Change -The Case of the Water Framework Directive in Ireland and Europe”, 2010-14 DBA group.

DBA Internal Examiner Cumulative Paper Series: Louise O’Nolan: “The social life of a strategy document”, 2014-18 DBA group.

DBA Internal Examiner Cumulative Paper Series: Jayesh Patel: “Leadership of management out of a crisis”, 2016-20 DBA group.

Programme Leadership

Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics: 2019 to present. This is a new programme on the School of Business and I led the programme development through the institutional quality processes.

M. Sc. in Global Financial Information Systems: 2015 to present. This includes leading the programme through a major re-vamp into a proposed MBS in Finance and Business Analytics (this process is on-going).

M. B. in Accounting: 2002 to 2015. I led the original programme development, numerous interim reviews and the programme retirement.

Publications & Conferences

Books:

Casey J. (2010), Introduction to Equity Investment Fund Accounting, Blackhall Publishing, Dublin

Casey J and Kearney C (2012), Case Studies in Advanced Financial Reporting, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin

Casey J and Kearney C (2015), Case Studies in Advanced Financial Reporting: Adjustments for Compliance with FRS102, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin (in electronic format only)

Books - Chapters:

Casey J in Kirwan C, McBride H and O'Riordan C, editors, (2019), Cases in Corporate Governance and Ethics, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin

Journals

Coady P.A., Byrne S., Casey J. (2018) "Positioning of emotional intelligence skills within the overall skillset of practice-based accountants: employer and graduate requirements" Accounting Education, Vol. 27, Iss. 1, 2018

Casey J., O’Keeffe C., and Griffin R. (2019), “Funding and HEI performance”, Ireland’s Yearbook of Education 2019-2020, Editor B Mooney.

Working Paper (in review):

Murphy A., Byrne S. and Casey, J. (2020) “Exploring the transition of newly qualified chartered accountants from practice to industry” – in review .

Conferences

Murphy A., Byrne, S. and Casey J. (2021) "Exploring the transition of newly qualified chartered accountants from practice to industry", paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, Munster Technological University, May 13th and 14th 2021

Casey J. (2019) “Impact of Higher Education Institutes on regional economic performance”, paper presented at the Role of Universities and Other Institutes of Higher Education in Economic, Social and Cultural Development in Peripheral Regions, Memorial University Newfoundland, November 14th and 15th, 2019.

Burke A., Byrne S., Casey J. and Griffin R. (2017) "On the systemisation of accounting work and the emancipation of the accountant: A story of cybernetic schismogenesis" paper presented at the Critical Managment Studies Conference, Liverpool, June 20th 2017

Burke A., Byrne S., Casey J. and Griffin R. (2017) "The sacrifical accountant: on the scapegoating of contemporary accountants" paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, Athlone Institute of Technology, May 18th and 19th 2017

Casey J (2017) "Stock Market Reaction to Brexit: Rational Panic", paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, Athlone Institute of Technology, May 18th and 19th 2017

Burke A., Byrne S., Casey J. and Griffin R. (2016) "Dear prudence, won't you come out to play? Salvage ethnographies of contemporary accountants", paper presented at Organization Special Issue Workshop - "On the development of ethnographic organization studies: towards new objects of concern", Univeristy of Manchester 23rd Nov 2016.

Burke A., Byrne S., Casey J. and Griffin R. (2016) "The day of reckoning is unforeseen: towards an eschatological understanding of accounting work", paper presented at workshop assocatied with special issue of Critical Perspectives on Accounting: Common Good and Public Interest, Univeristy of Limerick, Oct 19th to 21st 2016.

Coady PA, Byrne S and Casey J (2015) "Graduate and employer perspectives on the development of emotional intelligence skills in university accounting programmes: is curriculum innovation needed in accounting education", paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education SIG, Annual Conference May 6th to 8th, Manchester Metropolitian University.

Casey J and Kehoe J (2014) “The Impact of Voluntary Auditor Rotation on Audit Quality: An Empirical Study of the FTSE 350 Companies”, Paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Association, (IAFA) Annual Conference 2014, Queens University Belfast

Casey J and Kehoe J (2014) “The Impact of Voluntary Auditor Rotation on Audit Quality: An Empirical Study of the FTSE 350 Companies”, Paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association, (BAFA) Annual Conference 2014, London School of Economics

Butler J and Casey J, (2013), “An Empirical Analysis Of The Change In The Provision For Credit Losses On Trade Receivables From An Earnings Management Perspective”, Paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association, (BAFA) Annual Conference 2013, Newcastle Business School, Newcastle.

Butler J and Casey J, (2013), “An Empirical Analysis Of The Change In The Provision For Credit Losses On Trade Receivables From An Earnings Management Perspective”, Paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Annual Conference 2013, IT Tallaght

Casey J (2013) “Audit Committee Activity and Review – Some Empirical Data”, paper presented at the SE Local Authority Annual Workshop, WIT  

Casey J (2012) “Audit Committee Effectiveness – What is the research saying?”, paper presented at the SE Local Authority Annual Workshop, Wexford County Council Offices

Casey J. and O’Mahoney O. (2011) ‘An Analysis of the Factors Influencing Voluntary Impairment Disclosure Post’, Paper presented at the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Annual Conference 2011, University College Cork,

Casey J. and O’Mahoney O. (2011) ‘An Analysis of the Determinants of Voluntary Impairment Disclosure Post the 2008 Credit Crisis’, Paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association, (BAFA) Annual Conference 2011, Aston Business School, Birmingham

Casey J (2011) “The Role of Audit Committees and Opportunities to Bring a Value Added Input into Local Government”, paper presented at the SE Local Authority Annual Workshop, South Tipperary County Council Offices

Casey J and Kirwan C (2010) “Governance, risk management and internal control – The role of the Audit Committee”, Workshop delivered to the SE region local authority internal audit committees.

Casey J (2009) “Turnitin – Evidence from the trenches” – Turnitin User Conference, National College of Ireland, Dublin

Other 

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2019) "South East Economic Monitor 2019".

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2018) "South East Economic Monitor 2018"

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2017) "South East Economic Monitor 2017"

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2018) South East Regional Economic Presentation to Waterford Council Economic Development Committee

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2017) "On the allocation model for funding higher education institutions in Ireland”, submission to the HEA on funding of higher education.

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2019) “Submission on the Draft Southern Region Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy”.

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2018) “Ambulance times from SE region: Research note prepared to support evidence presented on RTE Prime Time television programme August 2018”.

Griffin R., O'Keeffe C. and Casey J. (2018) “Commuting and the South East Region Some insights for debate - June 2018”.