Professor Michael Jones

Professor Michael Jones, graduated with an MA from Magdalen College, Oxford and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He is currently  Professor of Financial Reporting and Head of Department at the University of Bristol and a visiting Professor at the University of Cagliari.  He has taught accounting for 32 years and was at Cardiff Business School from1996 to 2009.  He has taught financial accounting at all levels from GCSE level to final-year degree course.  He has published over 130 articles in both professional and academic journals.  He has published 66 refereed articles.  These articles cover a wide range of topics, such as financial accounting, the history of accounting and international accounting.  He serves on three editorial boards.  He was ranked the fourth most productive accounting academic in Europe from 1991 to 2002.

As well as being Director of the Financial Reporting and Business Communication Unit, he chairs the British Accounting Association Financial and Reporting Special Interest Group and is a joint Editor of the British Accounting Review.   He has served on the British Accounting Association Committee and on the Committee for Professors of Accounting and Finance.  He has written four textbooks: Accounting, Financial Accounting andManagement Accounting; Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Standards.  The final book reflects a long research history into creative accounting especially in the abuse of narrative and graphical presentation.  Michael has a wide range of research interests that include the history of accounting, financial reporting and communication and social and environmental accounting.