Public lecture: can accounting and regulation end declining trust in charities?

Carolyn Cordery

28 January 2019

  • Professor Carolyn Cordery explores whether accounting and regulation could help stop declining confidence in charities
  • Recent charity scandals will be considered as part of the lecture

Can accounting and regulation arrest declining trust and confidence in charities? This is the question that Professor Carolyn Cordery will seek to address in her inaugural lecture at Aston University on Tuesday 19th February. 

Using practical examples from her research, which focuses on not-for-profit issues including accounting, accountability and regulation, Professor Cordery will explore how these practices could be used to restore people’s confidence in charities.

Carolyn will also consider recent charity scandals which highlight the necessity of charity regulation.

As Professor Cordery explains: “My interest in regulation stems from my appointment as the sole academic as well as not-for-profit specialist on the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.

“It’s a position I held between July 2011 and January 2017. During that time, I became fascinated with the way charities and sports clubs are resourced, and the resource constraints that cause many of these organisations to be financially vulnerable.”

Professor Cordery is part of the Accounting Department at Aston Business School, having joined the University in January 2017 from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

She is not only a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, but she has also recently been appointed as Treasurer to the Board of International Society of Third Sector Research.

The event will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 19 February in room G11 at Aston University. It is free for staff, students and members of the public to attend and includes a drinks reception and an opportunity to network after the lecture.

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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students.  Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.

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