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The Accounting and Finance Section

We provide a comprehensive education in accounting and finance at all levels and strive to advance the fields through cutting-edge research.

Accounting and Finance are two of the disciplines part of the main discipline of Business Administration and the USBE quality management system accredited by AACSB.

The Accounting and Finance section at USBE provides a comprehensive education in accounting and finance and strives to advance the fields through cutting-edge research. Our faculty members are active researchers, focusing on a wide range of topics that are shaping the future of accounting and finance. Our commitment to research allows us to offer students access to the latest developments in the fields. Whether you are seeking a career in academia or industry, our accounting and finance section provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

The discipline of Finance

The finance subject addresses questions on managing limited resources over time for individuals and corporations. Our faculty combines teaching and research to deepen the understanding of financial behavior, governance, and sustainability. The educational activities span from undergraduate to doctoral level and encompasses a master’s program in finance.

The finance faculty conducts research across a broad spectrum, including household finance, corporate finance, and sustainability issues. Areas of study include individual investor behavior, the influence of corporate insiders on financial decisions, and responsible investment. The faculty's published works can be found in leading journals such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and International Journal of Forecasting.

The finance faculty teaches courses in areas related to corporate governance, financial management, financial planning, investments, risk management, and valuation. Introductory courses aim to build a foundation, primarily in corporate finance, while advanced courses delve deeper into investments, risk management, and corporate governance.

The discipline of Accounting

Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating financial (and non-financial) business information to various users. Accounting is one of the most important sources of information for individuals and organizations making investments in companies. Our faculty combines teaching and research to deepen the understanding of financial reporting, sustainability reporting, management accounting and auditing.

Our commitment to education in accounting spans from undergraduate to doctoral level and encompasses a master’s program in accounting.

Within the discipline of accounting, our research focuses on identifying factors that influences audit work and determines audit quality. We investigate determinants of audit quality at audit partner, audit team, audit office and audit firm level. Most of our studies use (detailed) Swedish data and focuses on privately held companies. There is also ongoing research related to financial reporting, fraud, and bankruptcy. The faculty’s published works can be found in leading journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research.

The accounting faculty teaches courses in financial accounting, management accounting and auditing. The different courses in financial accounting specialize in local GAAP reporting (e.g., K2, K3), IFRS reporting, and in group accounting (consolidated accounts).

The section collaborates on several courses and research projects with external parties at regional, national, and international levels. The section welcomes collaborations in both research and teaching.

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Faculty and staff

Latest publications

Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Elsevier 2024, Vol. 54
Alexeyeva, Irina
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Haga, Jesper; Huhtamäki, Fredrik; Sundvik, Dennis; et al.
Sustainability in business education, research and practices, Springer Nature 2024 : 209-226
Annelin, Alice; Boström, Gert-Olof
International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, InderScience Publishers 2024, Vol. 20, (3-4) : 368-398
Annelin, Alice
International Journal of Auditing
Annelin, Alice; Svanström, Tobias
International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2024, Vol. 32, (1) : 147-177
Rahi, ABM Fazle; Johansson, Jeaneth; Lions, Catherine
Auditing, American Accounting Association 2024, Vol. 43, (1) : 47-49
Annelin, Alice; Che, Limei
Applied Economics Letters
Stålnacke, Oscar
Ecological Economics, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 208
Figge, Frank; Thorpe, Andrea; Gutberlet, Melissa
American Accounting Association 2023 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS, SET and International Sections, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 26-28, 2023
Frii, Peter; Sundvik, Dennis
Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Conference 2023, Helsinki, Finland, May 28-31, 2023
Frii, Peter; Sundvik, Dennis
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2023, Vol. 24, (9) : 53-69
Annelin, Alice; Boström, Gert-Olof
Accounting and Business Research, Taylor & Francis 2023, Vol. 53, (3) : 335-375
Che, Limei; Myllymäki, Emma-Riikka; Svanström, Tobias
Finance Research Letters, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 53
Frii, Peter; O’Nions, Elizabeth; Sofla, Amin; et al.
Ecological Economics, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 204, (Part B)
Figge, Frank; Thorpe, Andrea
Auditing transformation: regulation, digitalisation and sustainability, London: Routledge 2023 : 314-337
Annelin, Alice; Svanström, Tobias
Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons 2023, Vol. 32, (S3) : 161-165
Martinez, Fabien; Figge, Frank; Castellano, Sylvaine; et al.
Botnia Accounting & Auditing Seminar. Vaasa, Finland, May 19-20, 2022
Frii, Peter; Sundvik, Dennis

All publications in Business Administration

Latest update: 2024-04-22