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Personal profile


Ciaran’s teaching interests are in the areas of financial accounting and not-for-profit reporting. He currently teaches on the following modules:

BSc Accounting

Year 2 – ACC2004 Financial Accounting

Year 3 – ACC3010 Advanced Financial Accounting

Year 3 – ACC3014 Issues in Not-For-Profit and Public Sector Accounting

MSc Accounting and Finance

ACC7001 International Financial Accounting and Reporting

Research Interests

Ciaran’s main area of research is in the field of public services, particularly the financial and performance measurement aspects of the charity and public sectors. Ciaran has published on issues such as charity accounting and reporting, the private finance initiative / public private partnerships and resource accounting and budgeting.


Ciaran is the Subject Leader for the Accounting Group.

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Research Output

  • A study of the operationalization of management controls in United Kingdom Private Finance Initiative contracts

    Connolly, C., Ahmad, S. & Demirag, I., Mar 2020, In : Public Administration. 98, 1, p. 92-108 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    20 Downloads (Pure)
  • International Financial Accounting and Reporting

    Connolly, C., 01 Sep 2018, 6 ed. Dublin: Chartered Accountants Ireland. 1084 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • 1297 Downloads (Pure)


    Risk Transfer in Operational Public Private Partnerships in the Education Sector

    Author: Flynn, C., Dec 2020

    Supervisor: Connolly, C. (Supervisor) & Kelly, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy