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Danielle McConville (nee McMahon) has been a member of teaching staff on the Accounting pathway since September 2008, having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CAI) with Ernst & Young LLP, Belfast. 

Danielle is a Senior Lecturer (Education) and Associate Director of Education (Student Support) for Queen’s Management School.

Research Interests

Danielle's research interests are in charity regulation, accountability, transparency and trust, including:

  • International approaches to regulation of performance reporting (McConville and Cordery, 2018 and forthcoming)
  • Public and private mechanisms used by UK charity managers to discharge accountability and build trust with stakeholders (Hyndman and McConville, 2017, 2018)
  • The impact of stakeholders on the development of accounting and reporting in the UK charity sector (specifically, on the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)) (Hyndman and McMahon, 2010, 2011; Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013 (BAR); McConville, Cordery and Henderson, forthcoming)
  • UK charities’ transparency on performance in the context of meeting stakeholder needs, with a particular focus on publicly-available communications and reporting on efficiency (Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013 (Voluntas); Hyndman and McConville, 2015) and effectiveness (Hyndman and McConville, 2018)
  • Current practice in UK charity accounting and areas for further research, including an article Connolly, Hyndman and McMahon, 2011) and a book chapter (Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013)
  • The importance and challenges of impact reporting in the charity sector (McConville 2017)

Related to her research interests, Danielle has been involved with a number of charity sector initiatives in the UK and Ireland. These include a report for the Charity Commission with QUB colleagues on the development of the charity SORP (Connolly, Hyndman and McMahon, 2009), presented at a number of regulator/government hosted conferences in London, Edinburgh and Dublin. She has been a member of the organising committee of joint consultations with the Charity Commission NI (October 2013, September 2016) and the Centre for Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Research’s biennial conferences (January 2017 and September 2019).



  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC1004 Accounting Information Systems
  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC1002 Accounting
  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC3014 Issues in Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Accounting
  • Module Coordinator on ACC3024 Law of Business Organisations

Clinton Leadership Institute 

  • Facilitator of Executive Education programme: Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Facilitator of Fusion programme module: Finance and Information Management


  • Chartered Accountants Ireland: Lecturer in CAP1 Management Accounting and CAP2 Strategic Finance and Management Accounting
  • CPA Ireland: Examiner for F2 Information Systems

Danielle holds a PGCHET qualification (QUB, 2011) and was voted 'Most Involved Staff Member' in the Students' Union Education Awards 2013. 

She is Associate Director of Education (UG) for Student Support for the Management School, and has recently launched and co-ordinates a 'Teaching and Learning Forum' in the School, raising the profile of pedagogical research and sharing good teaching practice. 


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Research Output

Charity performance reporting, regulatory approaches and standard-setting

McConville, D. & Cordery, C., 19 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. 37, 4, p. 300-314

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    128 Downloads (Pure)

    Trust and accountability in UK charities: Exploring the virtuous circle

    Hyndman, N. & McConville, D., Feb 2018, In : The British Accounting Review. 50, 2, p. 227-237 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    184 Downloads (Pure)

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems: Beyond Retail Applications

    McConville, D., 01 Mar 2017, 3 p. CPA Ireland.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Mechanisms for building and rebuilding trust in charities

    Hyndman, N. & McConville, D., 08 Dec 2017, In : Public Finance. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    QUB Students' Union Education Awards: Most Involved Staff Member

    McConville, Danielle (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Reporting (Journal)

    Danielle McConville (Peer reviewer)

    01 Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    European Accounting Review (Journal)

    Danielle McConville (Peer reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Alternative Accounts Europe Conference - BAFA

    Danielle McConville (Presenter)

    09 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Journal of Accounting and Organization Change (Journal)

    Danielle McConville (Peer reviewer)

    01 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    University of Manchester Regular Seminar Series

    Danielle McConville (Invited speaker)

    27 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk