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John Craner

Senior Teaching Fellow


After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant John spent several years in accounting and auditing practice. He completed a part time Masters in Accounting and Finance at the University of Birmingham and took up a lecturing post in 1985. During his time at Birmingham he was Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance and from 2000 to 2009 was Deputy Head and Director of Resources of Birmingham Business School. John has been a visiting Professor at universities in Zimbabwe, Poland and the Czech Republic. Throughout his career he has maintained close links with the accounting profession and has carried out consultancy work for professional accounting and finance bodies, commercial and financial organisations and public bodies. His research interests are in accounting and auditing in emerging economies and in accounting and tax education. He has published numerous academic articles and books. John joined WBS as a Senior Teaching Fellow in 2010.

Research interests

Accounting and auditing in emerging economies Accounting and Tax Education


IB9Y9B Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
IB1240 Introduction to Financial Accounting
IB2330 Financial Reporting 1
IB3F00 Auditing, Governance and Accountability
IB8060 Management Accounting module leader
IB9310 Management Accounting module leader
IB9S20 Management Accounting module leader


Accounting Group
1.118 Scarman Road
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick

T: +44 (0) 24 7652 4664
john dot craner at wbs dot ac dot uk