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Ms. Orla Lenihan

Biography

Orla Lenihan lectures on a number of postgraduate and undergraduate accounting and finance modules at University of Limerick. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Accounting (both first class honours) from NUI Galway, and a PhD in Accounting and Corporate Governance from University College Dublin. Orla qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her research is in accounting, finance, and corporate governance with a focus on performance measurement, executive compensation, and corporate disclosures. Based on her research, Orla has received funding from the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) and the Smurfit Graduate School of Business. She was awarded the IAFA Scholar Award in 2016. Orla was shortlisted for the 2012 UL Award for Excellence in Large Group Teaching and she was awarded (jointly) the 2013 UL Award for Excellence in Large Group Teaching. She has previously served as founding Course Director of the Professional Diploma in Accounting, Course Director of the BA Law and Accounting, and Chair of the BA Law and Accounting Student Status Committee. She has international conference publications at the American Accounting Association, the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, the European Accounting Association, the British Accounting and Finance Association, and the British Academy of Management.

Research Interests

Corporate governance
Performance measurement
Executive compensation
Corporate disclosures
Empirical archival accounting research

Teaching Interests

Financial Management
Corporate Finance
Management Accounting
Financial Analysis & Governance
Financial Information Analysis

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2019 University College Dublin - PhD
  • 2004 National University of Ireland, Galway - Masters of Commerce
  • 2003 National University of Ireland, Galway - Bachelor of Commerce

Award

  • 2016 - IAFA Scholar Award
  • 2014 - IAFA representative at AAA Doctoral Consortium
  • 2013 - Winner of the IAFA Doctoral Research Funding Competition
  • 2013 - Award for Excellence in Large Group Teaching

Committee

  • 2016 Course Board BA Law and Accounting,
  • 2016 Course Board Professional Diploma in Accounting,
  • 2016 BA Law and Accounting Student Status Committee,
  • 2013 Course Board Professional Diploma in Accounting,

Consultancy

  • 2014 Carlow Institute of Technology - External Examiner at Institute of Technology, Carlow on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and the Higher Certificate in Accounting programmes

Employment

  • 2013 University of Limerick - College Teacher
  • 2010 University of Limerick - Teaching Assistant
  • 2009 Limerick College of Business Studies - ACCA Lecturer
  • 2008 Mazars, Galway - Senior Auditor
  • 2004 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Limerick - Assistant Manager

Association

  • Council Member, Irish Accounting & Finance Association
  • FCA: Fellow Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountants Ireland

Publications

Conference Publication

2019

32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin City University
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2019) 32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin City University

2019

32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin City University
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2019) 32nd Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin City University

2019

British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2019) British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham

2019

British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2019) British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham

2018

31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick

2018

31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick

2018

58th Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 58th Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand

2018

58th Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 58th Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand

2018

32nd British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of the West of England
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 32nd British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of the West of England

2018

32nd British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of the West of England
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 32nd British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of the West of England

2018

31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick

2018

31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick
Lenihan, O. and Brennan, N.M.
(2018) 31st Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Limerick

2016

39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Maastricht
Lenihan, O.;Brennan, N.M
(2016) 39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Maastricht

2016

39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Maastricht
Lenihan, O.;Brennan, N.M
(2016) 39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Maastricht

2016

19th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, University College Dublin
Lenihan, O.; Brennan, N.M.
(2016) 19th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, University College Dublin

2016

19th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, University College Dublin
Lenihan, O.; Brennan, N.M.
(2016) 19th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, University College Dublin

2016

29th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology
Lenihan, O.
(2016) 29th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology

2016

29th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology
Lenihan, O.
(2016) 29th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology

2015

American Accounting Association 2nd Annual Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop, Chicago
Lenihan, O.
(2015) American Accounting Association 2nd Annual Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop, Chicago

2015

American Accounting Association 2nd Annual Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop, Chicago
Lenihan, O.
(2015) American Accounting Association 2nd Annual Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop, Chicago

2015

28th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology
Lenihan, O.
(2015) 28th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology

2015

28th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology
Lenihan, O.
(2015) 28th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology

2015

38th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Glasgow
Lenihan, O.; Brennan, N.M.
(2015) 38th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Glasgow

2015

38th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Glasgow
Lenihan, O.; Brennan, N.M.
(2015) 38th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, Glasgow

2014

American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, Deloitte University, Texas
Lenihan, O.
(2014) American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, Deloitte University, Texas

2014

American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, Deloitte University, Texas
Lenihan, O.
(2014) American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, Deloitte University, Texas

2013

Irish Accounting & Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin
Lenihan, O.
(2013) Irish Accounting & Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin

2013

Irish Accounting & Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin
Lenihan, O.
(2013) Irish Accounting & Finance Association Doctoral Colloquium, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin

2011

24th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, University College Cork
Lenihan, O.
(2011) 24th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, University College Cork

2011

24th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, University College Cork
Lenihan, O.
(2011) 24th Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, University College Cork

2011

British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Annual Conference, University of Winchester, UK
Lenihan, O.
(2011) British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Annual Conference, University of Winchester, UK

2011

British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Annual Conference, University of Winchester, UK
Lenihan, O.
(2011) British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Annual Conference, University of Winchester, UK