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Dr Evangelia Varoutsa

Dr Evangelia Varoutsa

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

+44 (0)29 2087 0638
R28, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Elina (Evangelia) joined Cardiff Business School in 2014. She previously held a lectureship position at Surrey Business School. She holds a PhD in the area of management accounting from the Alliance Management Business School, University of Manchester and a master’s degree from the same university. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Athens University of Economics and Business. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests, although diverse, lay in the broad area of management control, management accounting and critical accounting. Elina is currently working on projects exploring the risk management practices in the UK financial sector and the accountability to employees in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 She is currently the Admissions Tutor for the postgraduate Accounting and Finance programmes. Finally, since 2020, Elina is also a Trustee and the Honorary Treasurer at the Management Control Association.



  • PhD in Management Accounting (Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (The University of Surrey)
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance (Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester)
  • BSc in Business Administration (Athens University of Business and Economics)



  • Soin, K., Varoutsa, E. and Taylor, L. 2020. Blurred lines. Enterprise Risk: The official magazine of The Institute of Risk Management Summer, pp. 28-29.





Teaching commitments

  • Managenent Accounting and Control of Organizational Performance (PG, co-module leader)
  • Management Accounting and Control (UG, co-module leader)
  • Research Topics in Accounting (PG, contributor)

Prior teaching experience includes:

  • Financial Analysis and Control (MBA); Advance Management Accounting (PG); Accounting for Non-Specialists (PG) Auditing and Assurance (UG); Introduction to Accounting (UG); Intermediate Management Accounting (UG)

Research interests

Management control systems

Management control and risk management

Risk management frameworks in the financial industry


Co-Supervisor for Lian Zhong - Competing on digitalization transformation: the relation between enterprise resource planning, management control systems and dynamic capabilities.

Past projects