I started my career with KPMG Bangladesh in 1990 and worked there as a trainee accountant (1990-1993) and later as a part-time consultant (1994-1997). In January 1994 I joined in Chittagong University, Bangladesh as a full-time lecturer in accounting. Within one year in January, 1995 I was promoted to the post of Assistant Professor because of my excellent performance. After that I worked in Sheffield University Management School for over three years (1999-2002) as a part-time tutor. I left Sheffield in 2003 to take up my current full-time position at Aston Business School. My teaching interest includes social and environmental accounting, financial accounting and international accounting. I held visiting positions and taught in the universities of Toulouse (France), Regensburg (Germany) and De los Andes (Colombia). During my time at Aston for over a decade I have served on various committees such as University Research Ethics Committee, Post Graduate Teaching and Leaning Committee and Staff- Student Consultative Committee. In addition, I have taken on a number of administrative and managerial roles including being Head of Accounting Department, Director of M.Sc. Accounting and Finance and Member of the Aston Business School Senior Management Team. I am currently Head of Accounting Department at Aston.
My principal research interest lies in the area of social and environmental accounting. My work in this area has led to a number of international large project collaborations funded by the British Council, British Academy and CIMA. My work has attracted over 1200 Google scholar citations. Currently I have editorial responsibilities in two journals and editorial board memberships in another two journals. I have presented my research in leading international conferences and workshops in various countries. My research papers have appeared in the leading international journals in the field such as Work, Employment and Society [ABS 4]., Auditing and Accountability Journal [ABS 3], Journal of Business Ethics [ABS 3 and FT Ranked], Critical Perspectives on Accounting [ABS 3], Accounting Forum [ABS 3], Managerial Auditing Journal [ABS 2] and Advances in Accounting [ABS 2].
Position: Professor and Head of Department Phone: +44(0)121 204 3031 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: ABS403
Professor, Aston Business School, )August 2016 - Present)
Reader, Aston Business School. (August 2014 - July 2016)
As a member of Accounting Group in the business school I'm currently teaching financial and sustainability accounting at the undergraduate level and postgraduate levels.
In addition, I'm supervising four doctoral students working on the research theme of NGO accountability and another two on sustainability reporting. I'm also engaged in supervising and postgraduate students.
My main teaching interest is in the area of SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING and INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING.
I taught the following modules successfully at all levels of the undergraduate course in Sheffield University Management School (SUMS):
At Aston I've successfully taught the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
Teaching commitments in 2015-16
As part of Aston Business School's Internationalisation Programme in 2005 I delivered a course on International Accounting to a group of postgraduate students at the University of Toulouse, France. I also delivered the same course in 2008 at the University of Regensburg, Germany. During the period of 1994-1997 I've also taught at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. I have worked as an external examiner for doctoral theses in the UK and abroad.
2016. £8000. CIMA. The role of accountants and management accounting practices in the context of sustainable development in Vietnam. [Co-investigator, Melina Manochin, PI]
2015. Aston Business School's Seed Corn Fund [£1000] for the project on "Green reporting in Bangladeshi Banks". Completed in June, 2015. [Principal investigator]
2012. Belal, Ataur (with Stuart Cooper and Prasanta Dey), (£40,000) Climate Change Issues and environmental performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in India and the UK. In collaboration with the Jadavpur University, India. Awarded by British Council. Date awarded 12/03/2012 [for 2 years]. Completed in December, 2014. [Co-investigator]
2011. Belal, Ataur (with Reiner Grundmann and Prasanta Dey), (£15,000) Corporate Climate Change reporting and the media in BRICs. Awarded by Aston University, UK [Top ranked project in the sustainability related projects competition]. Date awarded August 2009 [for 1 year]. Completed in December, 2011. [Joint Principal investigator]
2009. Belal, Ataur (with Stuart Cooper and Prasanta Dey), (£45,000) Corporate Reporting & Embeddedness of Environmental and Climate Change Issues in Bangladesh. In collaboration with the Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Awarded by British Council. Date awarded 12/03/2009 [for 3 years]. Completed in September, 2013. [Principal investigator]
2008. Aston Business School's Internal Fund [£1000] for the project on "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting in a multinational subsidiary in Bangladesh: A Case Study". Completed in December, 2011. [Principal investigator]
2007. 5th APIRA Research Fund based in New Zealand [NZ$3000] for my research work on CSR Reporting.
2007. British Academy's Conference Funding [£800] for the attendance of 5th APIRA Conference in New Zealand.
2000. £20,000 app. Sheffield University Management School Grant (2000 – 2002) for undertaking doctoral work on corporate social reporting. One paper arising from the project has already been published in the refereed journals: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Critical Perspectives of Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (see below). Several conference presentations were made from the materials arising from the project (see below).
Mr Mohi Uddin, Accountability Changes in an NGO: Institutional and Resource Dependency Perspectives on BRAC, Bangladesh, Completed January, 2014. Now a full time lecturer in the Business School of Queens University of Belfast. [Main Supervisor]
Mr Rezaul Kabir, Sustainable Business Practices and Reporting: Case Study of a Garment Manufacturing Company in Bangladesh, Completed January, 2017. Now a full time Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University. [Main Supervisor]
Mr Teng Li, A Case Study of Sustainability Reporting in a Chines State Owned Oil Company, Completed March, 2017. [Main Supervisor]
Ms Miranti Dewi, An In-Depth Case Study of Beneficiary Accountability Practices by an Indonesian NGO. Completed April, 2017. Now a full-time lecturer at the University of Indonesia. [Main Supervisor]
Mr. Muhammad Al Mahameed, CSR Reporting in Arab Spring Countries, Expected Submission Date 30 September, 2018. [Main Supervisor]
Mr. Guodong Cheng. The working conditions in MNC's Supply Chains in China: Private Regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility, Expected Submission Date 30 September, 2020. [Main Supervisor]
I have worked as an external examiner for doctoral theses at the following universities: Essex University, Heroitt-Watt University, Queen Mary University of London, Nottingham Trent University, Middlesex University, Macquarie University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In addition, I have worked as an internal examiner for a number of doctoral theses at Aston.
Currently I am working as an external examiner for M.Sc. Accounting and Financial Management programme in Middlesex University Business School, UK. [Since 2013]
Chair of the Sub-committee on CSR in Emerging Economies of the Executive Council of Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), University of St. Andrews, UK [2006-2012]