Dr Sanawar Choudhury

Portfolio Leader for the Accounting and Finance Postgraduate Programmes

Course Leader for MSc Investment and Finance

Dr Sanawar Choudhury

I joined the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University in 2012.

Working extensively with blue-chip companies in the UK, Europe, USA and the Near and Far East, I have established a key set of expertise in risk management, audit, assurance and corporate finance and recovery.

My area of research is multidisciplinary and with worldwide alumni links I am able to support and nurture research and academic progression with colleagues at, amongst others, the London School of Economics, the University of Exeter, Harvard Business School and the Victoria University, Melbourne.

Translating normative research into practical uses and embedding them into lectures and tutorials has always been a guiding principle in my approach to teaching and knowledge transfer.  This has enabled my research to be considered beyond academic journals and the research conference circuit and by a wider, sometimes more thoughtful and critical audience, namely the undergraduate and postgraduate students and fellow academic staff.


  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - University of West London
  • PhD Accounting and Finance - University of Exeter, School of Business and Economics
  • FCA, Chartered Accountant - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Teaching Expertise

  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Financial Management

Research Interests

  • Cash Flow Reporting
  • Islamic Finance and Sharia Compliant Banking
  • The Regulatory Framework and Comparative Accounting
  • Mechanism for effective communication

If you are interested in carrying out doctoral research in any of the areas noted above please email me with an initial abstract and enclosing a brief curriculum vitae.

Research Projects

  • The reliability of mandatory cash expenditure forecasts provided by UK FTSE listed companies in quarterly cash flow reports
  • Co-existence of Islamic Finance and Shari'ah Ruling: Comparative Developments in Islamic Banking and Finance in the Middle and Far East Islamic Countries
  • The Comparative Predictive Abilities of Accrual Earnings And Cash Flows In Periods Of Economic Turbulence: The Case of UK, Spain and Greece
  • International Accounting Standards in the Indian Sub-continent: A comparative study

External Roles

  • Expert witness, The Royal  Court of Justice and other courts in England and Wales
  • Registered Auditor, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales
  • Examiner and Quality Control Consultant
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Executive Director: European Bangladesh Federation of Commerce and Industry (EBFCI)

Key Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Choudhury, MSI, 2005. Cash Flow Reporting: Perceptions, Problems and Practices, Doctoral thesis, School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter
  • Wallace, RS, Choudhury, MSI, Adhikari, A, 1999. The comprehensiveness of cash flow reporting in the United Kingdom: Some characteristics and firm-specific determinants. The International Journal of Accounting 34 (3): 311-347. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Wallace, RS, Choudhury, MSI, Pendelbury, M, 1997. Cash Flow Statements: An international comparison of regulatory positions. The International Journal of Accounting 32 (1): 1-22.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact Details

T: 01582 489634
M: 07957 312786
E: sanawar.choudhury@beds.ac.uk

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