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David J Carpenter was educated at Hanley Castle and the University of Leeds. On graduation, he joined a firm of Chartered Accountants, qualifying in 1980. Subsequently, he took a double First in Mathematics, a Masters in Mathematics, and became a Master of Laws. He has published journal articles and presented papers in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Continental Europe: some of them have won prizes.
He has been Visiting Professor at Western-Illinois University, and acted as Chair and Referee for European Accounting Association and British Accounting Association Conferences.
He joined the School of Engineering & Applied Science in 1980.
2000 – date: Various positions, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
1983 – 2000: Senior Lecturer, University of Central England.
1976 – 1983: Audit Senior, Chalmers, Impey & Co.
1976: Various positions, Ministry of Defence.
LT1307: Principles of Economics
LT1308: Financial Accounting
LT2308: Management Accounting
LT3315: International Trade Law
EM4001: Strategic Finance
EM4010: Quantitative Methods
Mathematics of finance;
“Elements of Accounting Ethics: The Notion of 'Fairness'“, Business & Professional Ethics Journal, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 1994, pp. 57-77.
“Some Approaches to a ‘True and Fair View’: A Review”, Irish Accounting Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1994, pp. 49-64.
“The Derivative Claim in English and Welsh Law as an Instrument of Corporate Governance”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Governance, Geneva, Switzerland, 21-22 May 2007.
"On Truth in Accounting", 10th Annual IAFA Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 8-9 May 1997.
“Ethical Principles and Accounting Practice”, European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Bergen, Norway, 2-5 May 1996.
“Critique and Change: Encouraging Corporate Responsibility”, Fourth Critical Perspectives Symposium, New York, 26-28 April, 1996.
“Total Impact Accounting and Corporate Responsibility”, 9th Annual IAFA Conference, Dundalk, Ireland, 2-3 April 1996.
“Corporate Governance and Business Ethics: A Role for Accountants”, Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July 1995.
“Accounting’s Potential Role in Business Ethics”, First Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Conference: The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2-5 July 1995.
“On the Position of Accountancy in the Professional Continuum”, Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference: The University of Limerick, 15-16 May 1995.
“The Potential of Accounting Profit for Encouraging Corporate Responsibility”, Second Accounting Ethics conference: Rochester Institute of Technology, 13-14 April, 1995.
“Accounting, Ethics and Professionalism”, Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Wollongong, 3-6 July 1994
“Ethics in Accounting: The Notion of ‘Fairness’”: First Accounting Ethics conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, 6-7 May, 1993.
“‘True and Fair’: A Critical Perspective”: Third Critical Perspectives Symposium, New York, 16-18 April, 1993.
“‘True and Fair View’: A Review”, Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference: University College, Dublin, 1-2 April, 1993.
“Ethics and the Accounting Profession: A Series of Unreliable Views?” Second Critical Perspectives Symposium: New York, Easter 1991.