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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 Programme Director for the BSc Accounting programme.

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Research Output 2000 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Connolly, C., Ahmad, S. & Demirag, I., 26 Mar 2018, In : Public Administration. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

incentive system

International Financial Accounting and Reporting

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
Republic of Ireland

Charity accounting and reporting: big challenges, big changes

Connolly, C., Hyndman, N. & Liguori, M., 01 Aug 2017, In : Accountancy ireland. 49, 4, p. 42-45 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change,

Connolly, C., Hyndman, N. & Liguori, M., Aug 2017, Dublin, Ireland : Chartered Accountants Ireland. 221 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook