School of Finance and Management

Dr Muhammad Tahir

Key information

School of Finance and Management Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
PhD (Kingston), MRes (Kingston), MSc (Kingston), MA (Karachi), B.Com (Karachi), ACMA, CGMA, FHEA
Russell Square: College Buildings
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+44(0) 207 898 4145
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Thursday 11 - 1


Muhammad Tahir is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at SOAS University of London.

Before joining SOAS, he worked at Newcastle University for several years as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and also as a guest teacher at LSE. He was involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also carried out academic research in the areas of earnings quality, corporate governance, audit quality and fund management.   

Previously, Tahir had 10 years business experience in Karachi, working for high profile financial organisations, including local affiliates of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities, where he was involved in equity and economics research. 

He obtained a B.Com in Accounting and  an M.A. in Economics at the University of Karachi. In 2011 he joined Kingston University London, where he obtained two further master's degrees and a PhD in business studies. His MSc dissertation on family businesses in the United States received a Grand Prix Distinction in the 2013 international competition of the Centre des Professions Financières in Paris. Tahir’s PhD thesis on Earnings Management and Executive Compensation in the UK was honoured with an international award by the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration. Tahir is also an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

His main area of interest has been earnings management, executive compensation, corporate governance, family businesses, audit quality, sustainability and fund management and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the British Accounting Review.

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Research interests

  • Earnings Management
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Family Businesses
  • Audit Quality
  • Green Sustainability and Carbon Accounting
  • Fund Management


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