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Dr Ali Sahin is a Senior Lecturer in accounting at Westminster Business School, and a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Ali is a Course leader ACCA short courses that run with Gold Status, and has expertise (also teaching) in the following areas; Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (L6), Accounting Theory and Practice (L6), Computerised Accounting - Sage and Advanced Excel (L4), Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (L7),  Audit Theory and Practice (L5-Sem. Lead), Research Methods in Accounting and Finance, UK Taxation, Advanced Management Accounting, STATA and SAS statistical software

Ali holds PhD in Finance (CASS), MRes in Finance (CASS), MSc in Accounting and Finance (Essex), BSc (Istanbul). 

Ali has also professional experience in the banking sector as well as accountancy in he capacity of Senior Manager, Deputy Regional Director and Specialist Financial Analyst in different departments dealing with different types of loans with a delegated lending authority (Corporate loans, Project Finance loans, SME loans) .

Research

Ali's research interests lie within the 'market based accounting research' category with special interest on the association between accounting information and stock returns, the effects of intangible investments on firm value (e.g., R&D expenditures, Advertisement), Accounting-based valuation, stock market anomalies (e.g., B/P effect), analysts’ forecasts (target prices, earnings forecasts), accounting conservatism, earnings management, contractual role of accounting information, the effects of regulation

‘Economic Consequences of Earnings and Analysts’ Forecasts Management for Multi-Segment Firms’ Working paper with Ivana Raonic; 

‘Does unconditional accounting conservatism provide a rational explanation to B/P effect in stock returns?’ Working paper with Ivana Raonic; 

‘Do analysts understand accruals’ persistence? Evidence revisited’ Working paper with Ivana Raonic; 

Conferences (paper presented)

The Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing (ACA) Research Symposium St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2017

The Accounting Workshop in the University of Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, 2017

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Valencia, 2017

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Valencia, 2017

The F&A research seminar, Westminster Business School, London, 2017

The Accounting and Regulation Conference by EIASM, Siena, Italy, 2016

The Talent Workshop of European Accounting Association (EAA), Madrid, 2016 

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Maastricht, 2016

 The Research Days, Cass Business School, London, 2016

 The Accounting Workshop in Bocconi University, Milan, 2015