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Ms Andrea Crean
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
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 and the EARNet (European Auditing Research Network) symposium in Parma, Italy in September 2019. Andrea received a doctoral scholarship to attend 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 May 2021 to present her PhD work.
Andrea has recently attended and presented her work to date at doctoral symposiums, including the IAFA (Irish Accounting and Finance Assocation) symposium at Dublin City University in May 2019 and the EARNet (European Auditing Research Network) symposium in Parma, Italy in September 2019.
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Innovation of audit practices and audit methodologies through the use of Big Data Analytics|
|(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]
|(2011)|| 'Helping Small Firms'
Crean, A; Quinn, M (2011) 'Helping Small Firms' Accountancy Ireland, . [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2019||Funding to attend EAA Doctoral Colloquium in Bucharest, May 2020||IAFA|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Chartered Accountants Ireland||Associate member||/|
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.
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.
|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|