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John McCallig

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164730
Email: john.mccallig@ucd.ie

Biography

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.

 

Teaching

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.

 

Research

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.

 

Consultancy

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.

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2001.
Title: Teaching Award

Associations

Association: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Function/Role: Fellow
     

Conference Contributions

Allis, P. & McCallig, J.; (2006) Do Stock Market Returns Affect Consumer Sentiment? An Irish Study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Meeting, Dublin , 11-MAY-06 - 12-MAY-06.
McCallig, J.; (2006) Revenue Investment, Accounting Conservatism and the Valuation of Loss Making Firms. [International Refereed Conference], European Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland , 22-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06.
Walsh, E. and McCallig, J.; (2006) Differential Timeliness and the Diagnosis of Accounting Liberalism and Conservatism. [International Refereed Conference], European Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Dublin , 22-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06.
McCallig, J.; (1996) Fixed Asset Revaluations in Ireland : An Empirical Study. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 9th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Dundalk Institute of Technology , 01-JAN-96.
McCallig, J.; (2004) The Impact of Timing Conservatism and Capitalisation conservatism on the Relationship between Earnings and Returns. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 17th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Queen?s University Belfast , 19-APR-04 - 20-APR-04.
McCallig, J.; (2003) Revenue Investment, Accounting Conservatism and the Valuation of Loss Making Firms. [International Refereed Conference], 14th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (FEA), Kelley School of Business, Indiana University , 31-OCT-03 - 01-NOV-03.
McCallig, J.; (1999) Valuation in Financial Reporting and the Aggregation Problem. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 12th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference, University College Cork , 10-MAY-99 - 11-MAY-99.

Committees

Committee : IOB/UCD School of Professional Finance Graduate Programme Board
Committee : Institute of Chartered Accountants - Education and Training Committee

Employment

Employer: Ernst & Young
Position: Accountant

Education

Year 1989 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: BComm Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: DPA Subject:
Year 1995 Institution:
Qualification: ACMA Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MComm Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: Lancaster University. UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: Inst of Chartered Accountants, IRL
Qualification: ACA Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: IMI Executive Education Programmes
Client: ICTU
   

Other Activities

External examiner to the National College of Ireland 2004-2007.

Publications

Books

John McCallig; (2008) Introductory Financial Accounting Using International Financial Reporting Standards. Dublin: Donmorris Books. Available Online [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Sullivan, Don; McCallig, John (2012) 'Customer Satisfaction, Earnings and Firm Value'. European Journal of Marketing, 46 (6). Available Online [Details]
Don O Sullivan, John McCallig; (2009) 'Does customer satisfaction influence the relationship between earnings and firm value?'. Marketing letters, 20 (4):337-351. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McCallig, J.; (2007) 'An Accounting Checkup: Accounting Analysis as a Tool for Better Governance'. Corporate Finance Review, 11 (5). Available Online [Details]
Allis, Peter and John McCallig; (2007) 'Do Stock Market Returns effect Consumer Sentiment: An Irish Study'. The Irish Accounting Review, 14 (1). [Details]
O'Brien, F.J. & McCallig, J.; (1995) 'Asset Revaluations by Irish Companies'. Accountancy Ireland, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Walsh, E. and McCallig, J.; (2006) Differential Timeliness and the Diagnosis of Accounting Liberalism and Conservatism EAA [Details]
McCallig, J.; (2003) Revenue, Investment, Accounting Conservatism and the Valuation of Loss Making Firms 14th Annual Confernce on Financial Economics and Accounting Available Online [Details]

Published Reports

McCallig, J. and C. O hOgartaigh; (2010) A Language of Business: Accounting and Accounting Standards. Oireachtas Library and Information Services, Dublin. [Details]
                         

Dissertations/Theses

McCallig, J.; (2003) Revenue Investment, Accounting Conservatism and the Valuation of Loss Making Firms. Lancaster, United Kingdom: Dissertations/Theses Available Online [Details]
                                                                     

Articles

McCallig, J.; (2007) Accounting for Accountants. Articles Available Online [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

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.

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : UCD Faculty of Commerce
Title : Valuation of Loss Making Firms
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-04 / 28-FEB-05
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The valuation of Marketing Expenditure
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-08
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   ACC30060     Accountancy: Financial Statement Analysis
201700   ACC40810     Accountancy: Accounting/FSA for Aviation
201700   ACC20030     Accountancy: Financial Accounting - PPP
201700   ACC30080     Accountancy: Business Internship