Dr Suki Sian
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Email: email@example.comTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5614Room Number: Mile End, Bancroft Building, 4.28B
Student drop-in and feedback hours
Wednesday and Friday 1:00 - 2:00pm
Programme Director Accounting and Finance MSc
Director of the Accounting & Accountability Research Group (AARG)
My research interests include accounting history, professionalisation and imperialism. I am the joint-editor of “Accountancy and Empire: The Legacy of British Professional Organisation” (Routledge). My research has focused on aspects of exclusion from professional accountancy on the basis of race, class and gender. I also have an interest in international accounting and have led international research projects on financial reporting by small businesses on behalf of both IFAC and UNCTAD. I am a member of the ICAEW and a member of the Academy of Accounting Historians.
I am an Editorial Board member of:
Critical Perspectives on Accounting: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/critical-perspectives-on-accounting
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/aaaj
Grants, contracts and awards:
- Sian, S. (2006). Patterns of prejudice: Social exclusion and racial demarcation in professional accountancy in Kenya. Winner of the Academy of Accounting Historians, Vangermeersch Manuscript Award, 2006.
Sian, S. with Agrizzi D. (2015). Artificial corporatism: A portal to power for accountants in Brazil. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 27: 56–72
Sian, S. with Kotb, A. and Roberts, C (2012). E-business audit: Market opportunity or occupational invasion? Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 23 (6): 468-482.
Sian, S. (2011). Operationalising closure in a colonial context: The Association of Accountants in East Africa, 1949-1963. Accounting, Organisations and Society, 36 (6): 363-381.
Sian, S. with Poullaos, C. (2010). Accountancy and Empire: The British Legacy of Professional Organization, Routledge (New Works in Accounting History v. 10), Oxon, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-45771-2.
Sian, S. (2010). Between the lines: The professionalisation of accountancy in Kenya. In C. Poullaos & S. Sian (Eds.), Accountancy and empire: The British legacy of professional organisation. Routledge, New Works in Accounting History.
Sian, S. and Roberts, C. (2009). UK small owner-managed businesses: Accounting and financial reporting needs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 16(2): 289-305.
Sian, S. and Roberts, C. (2008). Micro-Entity Financial Reporting: Some Empirical Evidence on the Perspectives of Preparers and Users. IFAC Consultation Paper, January 2008, ISBN 978-1-934779-02-6.
Sian, S. (2008). Review: The Accounting Profession in British West Africa by Chibuike Uche. Accounting Business and Financial History, 18 (3): 380-383.
Sian, S. (2007). Patterns of prejudice: Social exclusion and racial demarcation in professional accountancy in Kenya. Accounting Historians Journal, (34: 2) pp. 1-42
Sian, S. (2007). Reversing exclusion: The Africanisation of accountancy in Kenya, 1963-1970. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (19), p.831-872.
Sian, S. and Roberts, C. (2006). Micro-entity financial reporting: Perspectives of preparers and users. IFAC Consultation Paper, December 2006, ISBN 1-931949-63-8.
Sian, S. (2006). Inclusion, exclusion and control: The case of the Kenyan accounting professionalisation project. Accounting, Organisations and Society (31), p.295-322.
• Sian, S. (2006). Patterns of prejudice: Social exclusion and racial demarcation in professional accountancy in Kenya. Winner of the Academy of Accounting Historians, Vangermeersch Manuscript Award, 2006.
Current Doctoral Students
- Aigerin Umbetbayeva, 'Financial reporting framework in a developing world: opportunities and challenges of IFRS adoption in Kazakhstan'
- Anne Gichuru-Ogweno, 'Gender, race and ethnicity inequalities in accountancy: The experiences of women accountants in Kenya'
- Accounting History
- Gender Equality in Accountancy
- Financial reporting for SMEs
- International accounting