Ms Andrea Crean


Contact Details

LECTURER BELOW THE BAR
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
Top Floor
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway
T: 091-492309
 
researcher
 

Biography

Ms Crean is an Accounting lecturer and also holds the position of Programme Director for the Masters in Accounting and Data Analytics at NUI Galway. She obtained a degree in Accounting and Finance and a first class Masters in Accounting from Dublin City University. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and prior to joining NUI Galway Ms Crean worked as an audit trainee at KPMG in Dublin, while obtaining her profession accounting qualification. She then spent some time working as a financial accountant in an industry role.  

Andrea lectures in Financial Accounting and Auditing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Business & Economics and is also involved in the management of the KPMG Summer School, run for both Masters groups, the Masters in Accounting and Masters in International Accounting and Analytics.

Andrea is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of Innovation of auditing through the use of Big Data and Data Analytics and has recently attended and presented her work to date at doctoral symposiums, including the IAFA (Irish Accounting and Finance Association) symposium at Dublin City University in May 2019, September 2020 and May 2021 and the EARNet (European Auditing Research Network) symposium in Parma, Italy in September 2019 and has recently been accepted to present at the EARNet conference in Amsterdam in September 2021. Andrea received a doctoral scholarship to attend and present a research submission at the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual PhD forum in Bucharest, Romania in May 2021 and an invitation to attend the 'DigAudit' seminar at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway in June 2021 to present her PhD work.




Research Interests

Andrea’s research interests are in the area of innovation of auditing through the use of data analytics. She is currently undertaking a PhD which examines the innovations of audit processes and audit methodologies through the use of Big Data and Data Analytics. She is focussing on how institutional theory helps to understand the conflicting roles and relationships at play within the institutional environment of auditing and to explore the practical and institutional challenges of implementing Big Data Analytics in the audit process.

Andrea has attended and presented her work to date at doctoral symposiums, including the IAFA (Irish Accounting and Finance Association) symposium at Dublin City University in May 2019 and virtually in September 2020 and May 2021 and presented at the EARNet (European Auditing Research Network) symposium in Parma, Italy in September 2019. Andrea has also recently submitted a research paper to the European Accounting Association PhD Forum to present virtually in May 2021 and will present at the EARNet symposium in Amsterdam in September 2021.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Innovation of audit practices and audit methodologies through the use of Big Data Analytics 01-SEP-18 31-AUG-24

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Developing Information Systems for the Modern Accountancy Profession’ Editors: Dr Martin Quinn and Dr Erik Strauss ‘Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems'
Crean, A and Carroll, N (2021) 'Developing Information Systems for the Modern Accountancy Profession’ Editors: Dr Martin Quinn and Dr Erik Strauss ‘Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems' In: The Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2021) European Audit Research Network Conference
Crean, A (2021) Exploring the practical and institutional challenges of implementing Big Data Analytics in Auditing European Audit Research Network Conference [Details]
(2021) European Accounting Association Annual Conference
Crean, A (2021) Exploring the practical and institutional challenges of implementing Big Data Analytics in Auditing European Accounting Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2021) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference
Crean, A (2021) Exploring the practical and institutional challenges of implementing Big Data Analytics in Auditing Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference [Details]
(2020) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference
Crean, A (2020) Innovation of the audit process through the use of Data Analytics Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference [Details]
(2019) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference
Crean, A (2019) Innovation of the audit through Big Data and Data Analytics’ Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium Conference [Details]
(2019) European Auditing Research Network Doctoral Colloquium
Crean, A (2019) Innovation of the audit process and audit methodologies through Data Analytics’ European Auditing Research Network Doctoral Colloquium [Details]
(2017) Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning (CELT)
Crean, A; Curtis, E (2017) The use of in-class exercises to enhance student attendance and engagement Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning (CELT) [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Helping Small Firms'
Crean, A; Quinn, M (2011) 'Helping Small Firms' Accountancy Ireland, . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Funding to attend EAA Doctoral Colloquium in Bucharest, May 2020 IAFA

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Chartered Accountants Ireland Associate member /

Other Activities

  Description

Developing relationships between the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and a number of international employers via programme development as Programme Director on the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics (Pathway A and Pathway B). Through this programme, a range of guest speakers from practice (companies including KPMG, PwC, Ernst and Young and Deloitte) and industry (companies including Medtronic, Hewlett Packard, NTR Plc) present guest lectures to NUI Galway students.

Teaching Interests

Andrea's main teaching interests lie in the areas of Financial Reporting and Auditing. She has recently completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Andrea also has a strong interest in analytics and is heavily involved in the management of and input into the KPMG-led Summer School in auditing and accounting analytics which is delivered by KPMG to both Masters groups at NUIG (Masters in Accounting and MSc in International Accounting and Analytics); Andrea manages the programme internally and is involved in designing the format of the module and incorporating analytics to all elements of learning and assessment. 

There is a need to build research expertise and to develop an international research network in the area of analytics, to support research-led teaching on NUI Galway’s Masters programmes. Andrea's PhD work in the area of audit and analytics is contributing significantly in this area, enabling research-led teaching.   


Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 3 2017 2018 Summer School: Audit and Accounting Analytics AY518/AY5114 Audit analytics
Semester 3 2018 2019 Summer School: Audit and Accounting Analytics AY518/AY5114 Audit analytics
Semester 1 2018 2019 Advanced Principles in Auditing and Reporting AY3100 Auditing and Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2018 2019 International Financial Reporting II AY325 Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2018 2019 International Financial Reporting I AY209 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2017 2018 Advanced Financial Accounting AY536 Financial Accounting and Auditing
Semester 2 2017 2018 International Financial Reporting I AY209 Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2016 2017 International Financial Reporting I AY209 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2018 2019 Advanced Financial Reporting I AY5118 Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2018 2019 Advanced Financial Reporting II AY5119 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2017 2018 Advanced Financial Reporting I AY5118 Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2017 2018 Advanced Financial Reporting II AY5119 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2019 2020 Advanced Financial Reporting I AY5118 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2019 2020 Advanced Principles in Auditing and Reporting AY3100 Auditing and Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2019 2020 International Financial Reporting III AY326 Financial Reporting
Semester 2 2019 2020 Advanced International Financial Reporting and Analysis AY5122 Financial Reporting
Semester 1 2017 2018 International Financial Reporting II AY325 Financial Reporting