Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control

Profile

Vaughan Radcliffe is Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business School. He is a Past President and former Research Committee Chair of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), the publisher of the Financial Times ranked journal Contemporary Accounting Research. He is Editor of the Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, a journal of the American Accounting Association. He is a winner of Ivey's school wide MBAA teaching award for excellence in MBA teaching; he is also a winner of the school’s Research Merit award.

His work has appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; the Journal of Business Ethics; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and others. Professor Radcliffe has served as an Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and is a member of six editorial boards including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.

Before joining Ivey he was an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the United States. His PhD was completed at the University of Alberta, Canada. Professor Radcliffe's current research focuses on the role of accounting and auditing in society, especially the development and use of efficiency auditing in the Federal Government of Canada; the history of the Ontario Securities Commission's regulation of accounting and auditing in Canada; and the history of accounting’s role in American corporate governance in the early twentieth century. He is in addition studying changing mandates for the Auditor General of Ontario concerning the audit of government advertisements.

Vaughan Radcliffe has served as Chair of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), as an elected Council Member for AAA and as a Trustee of the Academy of Accounting Historians. He was a member of the CPA Canada’s Academic Research Advisory Committee and of CPA Canada’s Digital Archives Advisory Committee. He has twice served as Chief Judge of CPA Ontario's Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

He has written multiple cases on topics including balanced scorecards in nonprofit settings (London Public Library); cost behaviour in the service sector (AT&T Wireless: Text Messaging); and the effects of changing accounting standards (Starbucks: Venti Leases).
 
Vaughan Radcliffe is a member of the Management Committee of Western University's Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC). He is also a member of St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral's Finance Committee.

Teaching

  • MBA Program: Accounting and Control for Managers (one year program core class)
  • MBA Program: Accounting, Strategy and Control (elective course)

Education

  • BSc Hons, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • MSc, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • PhD, University of Alberta

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Persson, M.E., Radcliffe, V.S., Stein, M.J., (forthcoming), "Elmer G. Beamer and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: The Pursuit of a Cognitive Standard for the Accounting Profession", Accounting History.
  • Radcliffe, V.S., Spence, C., Stein, M.J., 2017, "The Impotence of Accountability: The Relationship between Greater Transparency and Corporate Reform", Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring 34(1): 622 - 658.
  • Konrad, A.M., Radcliffe, V.S., Shin, D.J., 2016, "Participation in helping networks as social capital mobilization: Impact on influence for domestic men, domestic women, and international MBA students.", Academy of Management Learning & Education, March 15(1): 60 - 78.
  • Persson, M.E., Radcliffe, V.S., Stein, M.J., 2015, "Alvin R. Jennings: Managing Partner, Policy-Maker, & Institute President", Accounting Historian's Journal, June 42(1): 85 - 104.
  • Zeff, S., Radcliffe, V.S., Gunz, S., 2014, "Accounting and Auditing Activities of the Ontario Securities Commission, 1960s to 2008: The Role and Performance of the First Five Chief Accountants - Part 3: The Fifth Chief Accountant, 1996-2008", Accounting Perspectives, December 13(4): 223 - 252.
  • Free, C., Radcliffe, V.S., White, B., 2013, "Crisis, Committees and Consultants: The Rise of Value-For-Money Auditing in the Federal Public Sector in Canada", Journal of Business Ethics, March 113(3): 441 - 459.
  • Radcliffe, V.S., 2012, "The Election of Auditors in Government: A Study of Politics and the Professional", Accounting and the Public Interest, December 12(1): 38 - 61.
  • Radcliffe, V.S., 2011, "Public Secrecy in Government Auditing Revisited", Critical Perspectives on Accounting, October 22(7): 722 - 732.
  • Radcliffe, V.S., 2010, "(Discussion of) 'The World has Changed, Have Analytical Procedure Practices?'", Contemporary Accounting Research, Summer 27(2): 701 - 709.
  • Zeff, S., Radcliffe, V.S., 2010, "The Ontario Securities Commission on Accounting and Auditing from the 1960s to 2008 – Part 2: The First Four Chief Accountants 1986 – 1996", Accounting Perspectives, June 9(2): 97 - 138.
  • Zeff, S., Radcliffe, V.S., 2010, "The Ontario Securities Commission on Accounting and Auditing from the 1960s to 2008 - Part 1: 1960s to 1985", Accounting Perspectives, March 9(1): 29 - 53.
  • Free, C., Radcliffe, V.S., 2009, "Accountability in Crisis: The Sponsorship Scandal and the Office of the Comptroller General in Canada", Journal of Business Ethics, January 84(2): 189 - 208.
  • Martin, P., Mezon, T., Forrestal, T., Labelle, R., Radcliffe, V.S., Gaa, J., 2008, "International Financial Reporting Standards are Coming: Are You Ready?", Accounting Perspectives 7(1): 41 - 56.
  • Casabe, H.D., Radcliffe, V.S., 2008, "Learning from Argentina's Greatest Fiscal Crisis", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, Summer 20(2): 212 - 216.
  • Radcliffe, V.S., 2008, "What Government Auditors Cannot Know: A Study of Public Secrecy in the Audit of the Cleveland City Schools", Critical Perspectives on Accounting, January 19(1): 99 - 126.

Experience

  • Professor, Western University, Canada
  • Associate Professor, Western University, Canada
  • Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Research/Course Development

  • Accounting regulation
  • Government accounting and auditing
  • Field-based research
  • Accounting history