Prof Aziz Jaafar

Professor in Accounting

Contact info

Division: Financial Studies

Location: Room 1.07, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3226



Aziz Jaafar is Professor of Accounting at Bangor Business School. He has taught at Aberystwyth University, MARA University of Technology and Henan University of Technology. Professor Jaafar has audit and management consultancy experience whilst working with one of the Big4 accounting firms. His research work has appeared in many internationally recognised journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Abacus, International Journal of Accounting, British Accounting Review, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Researchand European Journal of Finance. 

He is co-editor in chief of Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, associate editor of Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research and member of editorial board at Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.   

Roles within Bangor Business School:

  • Head of Accounting (Sept 2018 - Present)
  • PhD Admissions (Sept 2018 - Present)
  • Moderator for the Bangor University partnership with MDIS Singapore/Malaysia.
  • Director of Graduate Studies (Research) (2014 - 2018)
  • Personal tutor
  • Supervision of PGR, PGT and UG dissertations


  • BSc Accounting (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)
  • MAcc Accounting & Financial Management (University of Glasgow)
  • PhD Accounting (Bangor University)


Contact Info

Division: Financial Studies

Location: Room 1.07, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3226


Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting (2nd year)
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • BBS Doctoral Training Programme (co-ordinator)
  • Doctoral Seminar - Earnings Quality and Earnings Management
  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Regulation 
  • Financial Analysis 

Executive Programme – Chartered Banker MBA

  • Corporate Finance

PhD Students Supervisor:

Current PhDs:

  • Almutasembilla Zaki Allam
  • Jirarat Pitpanarapong
  • Kathleen Regan
  • Ngoc Khanh Vy Tran
  • Mahmoud Abdelkader Ali Abdelrahman 

Completed PhDs:

  • Jingwen Yang – March 2018
  • Yang Wang – December 2017
  • Abdullah Alsaadi - July 2015
  • Leo WenBo – December 2014
  • Murizah Osman Salleh– July 2013
  • Mao-Feng Kao – December 2012
  • Azhar Mohamad – May 2012


  • Ad-hoc Reviewer:
    • Journal of Banking and Finance; Accounting and Business Research; British Accounting Review; European Journal of Finance; Journal of Management and Governance; Research in Accounting in Emerging Economics; Asian Journal of Business and Accounting; International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation.
  • External Examiner: 
    • Cass Business School, London - MSc Accounting & Finance (Sept 2018 - Present)
    • University of Southampton – MSc Accounting & Finance (Sept 2017 - Present )
    • University of Hertfordshire & INTI University, Malaysia – BSc Accounting & Finance & MBA programmes (April 2013 – Apr 2017)
  • PhD Theses Examiner:    
    • Bangor University; Dundee University; Herriot-Watt University; University of Birmingham; University of Glasgow; UiTM; IIUM
  • Visiting Appointments/Invited Research Seminars:
    • University of Southampton; Durham University; University of Bologna; University of Kiel, National University of Malaysia, University Putra Malaysia; UniKL; MARA University of Technology.
    • Visiting Professor – National University of Malaysia 2018.
  • External Assessor: Professorial promotion – National University of Malaysia (2018)
  • External Assessor: REF Benchmarking 2021 UK
  • External Adviser of Board of Studies – Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia (2018 – 2020).
  • Research Mobility Grant: Erasmus+ University of Kiel (2017)
  • Research Grant Assessor: Leverhulme; ESRC

PhD Project Opportunities

Financial Reporting Quality, International Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility

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