Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou

I joined the Accounting Department at LSE in 2007 and have been teaching financial accounting and analysis, corporate accountability, and security valuation at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. Previously, I taught and conducted research within the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk at the Management Accounting and Finance Group of Manchester Business School. I have also been an auditor at Deloitte and Touche and obtained ACCA affiliate status.

My research interests include earnings and expectations management, information uncertainty, voluntary disclosure, and capital markets intermediaries. Currently, I am the acting course leader of AC100 Elements of Accounting and Finance, an umbrella undergraduate course comprising three modules; financial accounting, finance and management accounting. The course is compulsory for all BSc Accounting and Finance students and is often taken as an option by BSc Economics, BSc Management, and BSc Actuarial Science students. The distinct feature of this course is the integrated support structures provided to students by a teaching team that is continuously committed to teaching and learning excellence.

Our teaching and learning initiatives often lead the example for good practice within the School and are endorsed by students wishing to enhance their learning experience and lead accounting thought and practice. Teaching excellence flourishes in the stimulating research environment of our department. Our group combines leading academics in accounting research with emerging researchers that share the common goal of producing high quality, prominent, multi-disciplinary accounting research. It is intellectually challenging being part of this group and highly rewarding to be teaching individuals who will take accounting change forward.

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Vasiliki Athanasakou
Lecturer in Accounting|