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 Carla Edgley

Carla Edgley

Reader in Accounting and Finance

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6567
D03, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Carla Edgley MA BFP FCA FHEA is a Reader at Cardiff Business School and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests are in the materiality concept, diversity/gender studies and taxation.

She is a Co-Director of the newly established Cardiff Interdisciplinary Tax Research Group (CITRG)

Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Research Group

A member of the Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal Editorial Board

Carla is a Chartered Accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of the ICAEW Wales Strategy Board, member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Welsh Technical Sub-Committee and a former co-opted ICAEW Council member representing UK academia.


  • St. Hilda's College, Oxford University M.A. Classics
  • Chartered Accountant, F.C.A.
  • Member of the F.H.E.A.

Prior Experience

  • West Glamorgan Health Authority - Deputy Director of Finance/Acting Director of Finance (1993-1997)
  • EMAP Plc - Chief Accountant EMAP Consumer Magazines (1992-1993)
  • Financial Training - Lecturer in Auditing and Tax, ICAEW and Institute of Taxation exams (1991-1992)
  • Daily Mail - Finance Manager (1990-1991)
  • Price Waterhouse - From trainee to Assistant Audit Manager, including secondment to the Training Dept. (1985-1990)









Teaching commitments

  • Auditing - module co-ordinator Year 2 undergraduate
  • Taxation - module co-ordinator Year 3 undergraduate
  • Corporate Governance Year 3 undergraduate

Primary research interests

  • Diversity
  • Materiality
  • Sustainability reporting and assurance
  • Taxation, in particular, the taxation of business profits

PhD supervision research interests

Diversity and the accounting profession,Taxation of business profits,The materiality concept

Research projects

  • The accounting concept of Materiality
  • Diversity and the profession
  • Together with Dr Nina Sharma she is the principal applicant on a research project funded jointly by the ICAEW Charitable Trusts and the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Research Group, (IPARG) investigating career progression/diversity in the accounting profession.