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Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian

Biography

Professor Sheila Killian is section co-editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, and serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting, Finance & Governance Review; Accounting Forum and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Her research is mainly qualitative, and addresses issues of social sustainability, accountability and the common good, with a focus on professional expertise, tax policy and business school education. See http://www.ul.ie/business/arc

Sheila teaches corporate finance and corporate social responsibility, mainly at postgraduate level. She has also taught these subjects at Aalto University in Finland, and at University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University in South Africa.

She is currently Director, Principles for Responsible Management Education
at the Kemmy Business School. Her past roles include Assistant Dean, Research; Head of Department; Course Director; and Head of AACSB Accreditation. Prior to joining the University of Limerick, She worked as a tax advisor with Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Ernst & Young, and in airfinance and educational software development. Her primary degree is in Maths, from NUI Galway. She holds a masters in Business Studies from UCC, and a PhD in Taxation from UCD. She also has qualifications in international teaching from IMD, and in CSR from the ILO and Boston College. Professionally, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as an associate of the Institute of Taxation of Ireland. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Guide with Irish Experiences.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOaq3Ylio9E

Research Interests

Sheila Killian's research is loacted within the ARC Accountability Research Cluster at the KBSCurrent research projects underway include:

- the role of tax professional experts in the wider tax ecosystem
- responsibility and sustainability in management education
- new media and social reporting
- the role of regulation and soft law in influencing environmental outcomes
- the role of financial expertise in society, and its relationship with the state
- professionalisation and the emergence of professions
- ethics and spirituality in financial contexts
- taxation and social enterprise
- accounting and the sustainable development goals
- accountability and accounting technologies in non-financial settings

She has published one book, five commissioned reports, nine book chapters and peer-reviewed articles is the following journals:
(Accounting, Organizations & Society; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Journal of Social Entrepreneurship; Trocaire Development Review; e-Journal of Taxation Research; The Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences; Accountancy Business and the Public Interest; Irish Business Journal; Journal of Legal Tax Research; Social Responsibility Journal, Journal Of Accounting, Ethics And Public Policy.)



Teaching Interests

Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Finance
Social Media for Social Good

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2011 - Dark Side teaching case competition (finalist)
  • 2005 - UL Award for Excellence in Service to the Community

Employment

  • 2009 University of Limerick - Head of Department of Accounting & Finance
  • 2005 Helsinki School of Economics - Visiting professor
  • 2004 Rhodes University, South Africa - Visiting academic
  • 2003 University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa - Visiting Academic
  • 1991 Ernst & Young, Limerick - Senior Tax Consultant
  • 1989 KPMG, Limerick. - Tax Senior
  • 1987 Arthur Andersen & Co., Dublin - Tax Senior
  • 1986 IACO, Shannon - Leasing analyst
  • 1985 School Software Ltd., Limerick - Software packages wriiter
  • 1984 De Beers Industrial Diamond Div (IRL), Shannon - CPO Design Programmer

Association

  • 1992 Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Outreach

  • Chair of Soweto Connection (Registered charity working with South African township communities)

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2019

Business Education for Sustainable Development
Storey, M., Killian, S., O'Regan, P.
Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2

2015

On responsibility and tax policy: an exploration based on Ireland and Malawi
Killian, Sheila
Measuring Up? Ireland's progress: past present and future

2015

Taxing Thoughts
Sheila Killian
The Greatest Invention: Tax and the Campaign for a Just Society

2014

Young and Unlimited, Realising Talent: Kemmy Business School's programmes with local schools
Hynes, B., Kinsella, S. and Killian, S
Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME (UK and Ireland)

2013

Making Play Work: Classroom Use of a Board Game to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility
Sheila Killian and John Lannon
Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging the Millennial Generation

2013

Shell in Ireland
Sheila Killian and Francis O'Donnell
The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business

2013

Irish Tax Policy and Policy Capture
Killian, Sheila
The Future We the People Need

2008

Tax competition: Can Slovenia learn anything from Ireland?
Killian, S; Cok, M; Valentinèi, A
Taxation and Public Finance in Transition and Developing Economies

2007

Stratégies de l'Afrique du Sud face à la fraude fiscale: perspective théorique
Killian, Sheila and Kolitz, MAeve
Évasion fiscale et pauvreté,Évasion fiscale et pauvreté

Conference Publication

2019
2019

European Accounting Association Annual Conference, 2019
Sheila Killian, Philip O'Regan, Veronica O'Regan, Dionysios Karavidas

2019

PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.

2018

Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018
Laheen, Martin; Lynch, Ruth; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2018

Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018
Lynch, Ruth; Laheen, Martin; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2018

British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2018
Lynch, Ruth; Laheen, Martin; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip; Sorola, Matthew

2018

CSEAR Italy Congress 2018
Killian, S., O'Regan, V., O'Regan, P.

2018

European Accounting Association Annual Congress, 2018
Lynch, Ruth; Laheen, Martin; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2018

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, 2018
Laheen, Martin; Lynch, Ruth; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2018

Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018
Sorola, Matthew; Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2017
2016
2016
2016

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016
Lannon, J; Killian, S; Murray, L

2016

IAFA Conference 2016
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2016

CSEAR Ireland Conference 2016
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2015

22nd Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference
Storey, Meredith, Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2015

ABIS Annual Colloquium 2015
Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2015
2015

10th CSEAR Spain Conference
Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip (2015)

2015

Irish Accounting & Finance Annual Conference
Killian, Sheila; Gallery, Kieran

2014

CSEAR Italy Annual Conference
Killian, Sheila; O'Regan, Philip

2014

CSEAR Ecological Accounts Workshop
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2014

Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Lannon, J; Killian, S

2012

12th European Conference on e-Government
Sharon Briody and Sheila Killian

2012

The Role of Third-Party Reporting in Improving Tax Compliance in eCommerce
Briody, S,Killian, S,Gasco, M
Proceedings Of The 12th European Conference On Egovernment, Vols 1 And 2

2008

Tax Research Network Annual Conference
Burton, H., S. Karlinsky and S. Killian

2007

2007 Tax Research Network Conference
Killian, S., S. Karlinsky and J. Arendse

2007

Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Killian, S, S. Karlinksy, J. Arendse and D. Coughlan, 2007,

2007

Invited seminar series
Killian, Sheila

2006

Research seminar
Killian, S

2006
2006

American Taxation Association JATA Conference
Arendse, J., S. Karlinsky, S. Killian and G. Paynes

2005

Tax Research Network Annual Conference
Arendse, J., S. Karlinsky, S. Killian and G. Payne,

2005

CSEAR Summer School
Killian, S. Mullins M

2005

Tax Research Network Annual Conference
Arendse, J., Karlinsky, S., Killian, S. and Payne, G.

2005

Irish Accounting & Finance Association 18th Annual Conference
Stapleton, M., H. Lenihan and S. Killian

2005

4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
Stapleton, M., Lenihan, H, Killian, S and B. O'Sullivan

2005

4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
Stapleton, M., Lenihan, H, Killian, S and B. O'Sullivan

2004

Tax Research Network annual conference
Killian, S. and E. Doyle

2004

Tax research network annual conference
Killian, S. and E. Doyle

2004
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Other Journal

2019

The Gender Diversity Dividend
Sheila Killian, Philip O' Regan, Ruth Lynch, Martin Laheen
Accountancy Plus

2017

What makes tax professionals tick?
Lynch, R.; Laheen, M.; Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.;
CA Today

2016

Community involvement lends legitimacy to firms' social accounting
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.
London School of Economics Business review

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019
2019

Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.
The International Journal of Management Education DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100307

2017

Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs
Storey, M,Killian, S,O'Regan, P
International Journal Of Management Education DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2017.02.009

2016

Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy
Killian, S,O'Regan, P
Accounting Organizations And Society DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2016.02.004

2014
2013

Crossed lines: two cases of tax policy incoherence
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e-Journal of Tax Research

2010

Critical perspectives on taxation
Rebecca Boden, Sheila Killian, Emer Mulligan and Lynne Oates
Critical Perspectives On Accounting DOI: 10.1016/j.cpa.2010.05.003

2009

Tax Justice: The Impact of Global Tax on Developing Countries and the Role Ireland Can Play, , Vol 25, 2009
Killian, S; McNair, D; Killian, S; Collison, M; Bradshaw, F; Cumming, M
Trocaire Development Review

2008

Small Business Tax in a Big Business Economy: Perceptions of Irish SMEs
Killian, S; Karlinsky, S; Arendse, J
Irish Business Journal

2008

Taxing Thoughts: Ireland, Tax Competition and the Cost of Intellectual Capital
Killian, S; Mullins, M
Accountancy Business And The Public Interest

2007

Mixed Blessing of Being Designated a Small Business: a four country comparison
Killian, S; Karlinsky, S; Arendse, J; Payne, G
Journal Of Legal Tax Research

2006

The Irish Carbon Tax: A lost Opportunity?
Stapleton, M; Lenihan, H; Killian, S; O'Sullivan, B
Social Responsibility Journal

2005

Tax aggression among tax professionals: the case of South Africa
Killian, S; Doyle, E
Journal Of Accounting, Ethics And Public Policy

2004

Revenue approaches to Income Tax Evasion: a comparative study of Ireland and South Africa.
Killian, S; Kolitz, M
Journal Of Accounting, Ethics And Public Policy

Published Report

2012

The Bond Markets, Irish Debt and Policy Windows,
Sheila Killian, John Garvey and Frances Shaw

2011

An Audit of Irish Debt
Sheila Killian, John Garvey, Frances Shaw