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Dr Richard Baylis

Dr Richard Baylis

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Cardiff Business School

Email
baylisrm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5115
Campuses
D01, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Richard started his academic career in experimental physics completing his PhD in the field of bio-nanotechnology in 2008.

He then joined the mid-tier firm Grant Thornton where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010 within the Audit department. During his time at Grant Thornton, he had a wide range of client’s from large owner managed businesses with turnovers in excess of £300m, AIM listed companies, large charities and more recently, local authorities and NHS trusts. He currently teaches Financial Reporting and Financial Accounting with research interests in the Audit Market and Audit Quality.

Qualifications

  • BSc Physics with Medical Physics, University of Wales, Swansea
  • PhD Physics, University of Wales, Swansea
  • ACA – Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • FAIA (Acad) – Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants
  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Editorial work

  • Newsletter Editor of the British Accounting and Finance Association - Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group

Professional memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • British Accounting and Finance Association
  • Committee member of the British Accounting and Finance Association - Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group

2017

2016

2014

2013

2012

Teaching commitments

  • Analysis of Financial Reporting Information (3rd year undergraduate)
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting (3rd year undergraduate)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (MSc - Accounting & Finance)

Primary research interests

  • Audit quality and markets
  • Public Sector Financial reporting
  • Use of financial reporting information
  • British Accounting and Finance Association - Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group - £1,463 (March 2013) 'The determinants of financial reporting quality in UK local government.'
  • Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) - £1,360 (Summer 2012)
  • ESRC Training Bursary - £415 (April 2012)

PhD supervision research interests

  • Audit quality within the public sector
  • Impact of loan covenant restrictions on the selection of audit provider
  • Impact on earnings quality as a result of auditor rotation