John McCallig is an Assistant Professor in the Accountancy Subject Area. He graduated with a PhD in Accountancy from the University of Lancaster in 2003. John worked as an Auditor with EY in Dublin and is a member of both Chartered Accountants Ireland and CIMA. He was director of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School MAcc Programme from 2007-2010.
John teaches Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis. He is particularly interested in the use of technology in helping students to meet their learning outcomes. He has written a book on Introductory Accounting and revised and developed new modules and programmes. John introduced SAP to the accounting curriculum at UCD in 2013. He has been an external examiner at several universities. In 2017, John received a College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award.
John¿s research agenda concerns the relationship between stock market valuation, accounting numbers and non-financial information. He uses statistical methods to investigate this relationship. In particular, he has examined the impact of customer satisfaction and drug company research activities on stock prices. He is also interested in investment returns, the capital asset pricing model and the measurement of leverage risk.
John has investigated how blockchain technology and advanced cryptography can be combined to design accounting systems that would enable transparent access to verifiable accounting information. He has found that building such systems is theoretical possible and may lead to a complete redesign of financial reporting systems that provide information to capital markets and to other companies.
John has also investigated the effect of using technology, such as short videos, on student learning. He is also interested in learning analytics and how student performance statistics can best be visualized to enable better faculty decision making.
He has published in the European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Letters, the Corporate Finance Review and the Irish Accounting Review.
John has been a director of a UCITS, IFSC fund and has completed consultancy assignments for a number of Irish and international clients. He has taught at the Copenhagen Business School, the IMI and has designed programmes for organization such as ICTU.