Accounting and Finance

We publish high-quality international research in Finance, Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Management accounting.

We are active in domestic and international research networks. Our research group publishes in highly ranked international and domestic scientific journals. We also produce doctoral dissertations. Our research group participates in several university-level strategic research communities. Members of our research group enable broader research based decision-making by participating in several ministerial and other societal boards.

We are active in domestic and international research networks and publish our research in international and domestic scientific journals. Our dissertations consist of published essays. Our research group is involved in several of the university’s strategic research communities. The members of our research group are also active social influencers and participate in national policy-making boards.

Finance

Our research in finance is related to corporate finance and financial markets. In corporate finance, we focus mainly on issues related to SME finance. In financial market research, we look at market efficiency and financial institutions. The themes covered in our research are e.g.

  • Corporate governance (board, ownership structure, audit)
  • Working capital management
  • Availability of funding and funding terms
  • International corporate finance
  • Artificial Intelligence and access to finance
  • Financial accounting and auditing

In Financial accounting, we focus on earnings management, international reporting standards (IFRS), and tax reporting. In auditing, our research is mainly related to audit demand and the consequences of auditor choice. The themes covered in our research are e.g.

  • The connection between earnings management and corporate governance
  • The link between earnings management, dividend distribution and taxation
  • Cost/benefit – perspective on IFRS standards
  • Audit quality, demand for voluntary auditing (composition of board, ownership, and auditor gender).
  • The connection between auditing, financial reporting, and tax reporting
  • Key audit matters
  • Current status and regulation of municipal auditing

Management accounting

Research in management accounting is related to the topics of the UEF Research Communities, e.g., in health care and social services and circular economy. Methodologically, we apply both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Our key areas of research are, e.g., management accounting practices and change; performance measurement and profitability; municipal survey and accounting information systems. Our practical research topics include:

  • The role of performance measures in management control
  • Municipal reporting, in particular, evaluation reports
  • Health care entrepreneurship, profitability, and business ethics
  • Accounting information systems and decision making

In addition to the above, we conduct research in higher education in accounting and finance.

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  • Jan Nokkala
    Jan Nokkala

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