Matt Davies

Accounting Group

Matt Davies

Matt re-joined Aston as a lecturer in Finance and Accounting in January 2006.  Matt is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1992.  

In 1993, Matt joined Aston for the first time, before taking up a position as Director of ATC’s Continuing Professional Development Division in 1999.  Following ATC’s acquisition by FTC in 2003, Matt became a Senior Training Consultant in FTC’s Corporate Training Division.

Role: Accounting Business Partnership and Community Engagement Convenor
Position: Senior Teaching Fellow
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3369 Email: m.l.davies@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS430

  • BA, Brighton University, 1989. Subject: Accounting and Finance 
Matt has more than 12 years’ experience of designing and delivering customised training and development programmes on all areas of finance and accounting and on Value Creation specifically. He has extensive experience of working with private and public sector organisations, and his international experience includes assignments in France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.  His clients have included Aon, Advantage West Midlands, Biffa, Britvic, BSkyB, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, Carillion, CSFB, Daily Mail Group, Department of Health, Irish Civil Service, Goldman Sachs, Jacobs Babtie, Kier, Lafarge, Lloyds TSB, Rolls-Royce, Shell and the Welsh Development Agency.    
  • BBUSSIM, Business Simulation
  • BEM202, Management Accounting
  • BFM201, Accounting for Business
  • BFM203, Financial Reporting
  • BFM204, Management Accounting
  • BFM212, Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
  • BFM234, Accounting For Non Financial Managers
  • BFM236, Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • BFM271, Accounting for Business
  • BFM277, Business Finance
  • BFMDISS, MSc Dissertation
  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • EXM201, Accounting for Business (Libyan MBA)
  • MBAPROJ, Project Part B
  • XPBA01, Placement
Matt’s teaching interests cover all aspects of finance and accounting, but he has a particular interest in ‘Value Creation’.  He has published a number of books and articles in this area, including ‘Shareholder Value’ (published by the Financial Times 1997), ‘Value Based Management: Context and Application’ (Wiley, 2000), ‘Managing for Shareholder Value’ (Informa, 2001) and ‘Shareholder or Stakeholder Value: The Development of Indicators for the Control and Measurement of Performance’ (CIMA, 2001).
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. (1991 - Present)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy. (2014 - Present)
  • Terry, R., Davies, M. (2012). Finance e-learning in the virtual classroom. Aston Business School Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching (vol. 9, pp. 22-26). 
  • Cooper, S. M., Davies, M. (2012). The Use of Activities in Lectures. Aston Business School Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching (vol. 10, pp. 29-30). 
  • Davies, M. (2009). Lecturing Accounting to Large Groups of Non Specialist Students. A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice, 3rd Edition (pp. 58-71). London: Kogan.

  • New, P., Davies, M., Court, S. (2002). Why value based management goes wrong. 16, 7-21.
  • Cooper, S., Crowther, D., Davies, M., Davis, E. W. (2001). Shareholder or stakeholder management: Strategies for performance optimisation. Management, Jan-15.
  • Cooper, S., Crowther, D., Davies, M., Davis, E. W. (2000). Shareholder value application in UK listed companies. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 6(1), 23-51.
  • Crowther, D., Davies, M., Cooper, S. (1998). Evaluating corporate performance: A critique of economic value added. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 4(2).

Book Chapters

  • Davies, M. (2001). Value Based Management in Practice: A Critical Review (pp. 37-58) in Value Based Management: Context and Application, Wiley.
  •  Davies, M. (2001). Lessons from Practice: Value Based Management at Lloyds TSB (pp. 181-196) in Value Based Management: Context and Application, Wiley.

 Technical Papers

  • Starovic, D., Cooper, S. M., Davies, M. (2004). Maximising Shareholder Value - Achieving Clarity in Decision-Making: A Technical Report. CIMA.
  • New, P., Davies, M. (2002). Value Measurement: The Corporate View in ‘Perspectives on Shareholder Value’. Good Practice Guideline 38. ICAEW, Faculty of Finance and Management.

Presentations Given

  • Crowther, D. E. A., Davies, M., Garrett, K., 10th CTI-AFM Conference Proceedings, "The use of CAL in teaching Finance and Accounting in higher education institutions: an evaluation of current practice." (1999)
  • Crowther, D. E. A., Davies, M., 9th CTI-AFM Conference Proceedings, "Integrating Multimedia technology into a management accounting curriculum: an evaluation of effectiveness in the learning process." (1998)

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