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MSc in Accounting with Finance
PG cert in Higher Education
Diploma in Accounting
Pursuing PhD in Accounting at Alliance Manchester Business School in the Accounting and Finance Group (University of Manchester) under the research area Big Data Analytics in Large Public Accounting Firms.


Has been teaching in higher education for over 10 years and prior to this, he has been working in the Financial services sector. George has been at University of South Wales (Formerly University of Wales, Newport) since 2007 and has been the course tutor for BA Business and HNC year 2 Business studies programmes and also lectures accounting subjects on the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

He is committed to enhancing students employability skills by the bringing ‘real business world’ to his lectures.It is not surprising that he was nominated twice in 2009 and 2010 for the CELT "Rising star’ Award.
He has also presented his research work at various conferences in the UK , mainland Europe and USA.
He is an external examiner at University of Derby and Sheffield Hallam university .He has previously held this role at Staffordshire University and University of West England (Bristol).


Currently teaching modules in the area of Auditing, Management Accounting and Financial Management.


Salijeni,G. 2011.Breaking the fraud triangle to counteract employee fraud in SMEs,The Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre spring briefing.


Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of Association Certified Fraud Examiner



EIASM 2016, EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH’ European Institute for Advanced Studies of Management ,9-12 May, Brussels Belgium.

OAP Workshop 2016, MATERIALITY AND INSTITUTIONS IN MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION STUDIES,Organisations ,Artifacts & Practices,Nova School of Business & Economics,22-24 June, Lisbon,Portugal.
Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei, A. and Turley, S. (2018). Big Data and Changes in Audit Technology: Contemplating a Research Agenda, Accounting and Business Research (Forthcoming)

Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei, A. and Turley, S. (2018). Identity regulation and changes in audit technology:The case of Big Data and Analytics, 12th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting(IPA) Conference, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom,11-13 July, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting(IPA.

Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei, A. and Turley, S. (2018). Exploring properties of Big Data Analytics and their implications on the conduct of financial statements audits by large public accountancy firms. 8th OAP Workshop, Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP), VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands,21-22 June. Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP).

Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei,A. and Turley,S. 2017. EMBEDDING BIG DATA ANALYTICS TOOLS IN THE AUDITS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS USING IDENTITY REGULATION ,European Auditing Research Network, 9th Symposium, KU Leuven, 29- 30 September,2017, Leuven,Belgium.

Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei,A. and Turley,S. 2016. LEGITIMACY AND THE CHANGES IN AUDIT TECHNOLOGY :THE CASE OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS ,European Institute For Advanced Studies in Management,6th Workshop on Audit Quality,Bocconi University, 29 September – 1 October, Florence ,Italy.

Salijeni,G.,2016. INVESTIGATING THE IMPLICATIONS OF USING BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN LARGE AUDIT FIRMS IN THE UK , AMBS Doctoral Conference, Manchester Business School 16-17 May, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Salijeni,G., Samsonova-Taddei,A. and Turley,S. 2016. BIG DATA ,DATA ANALYTICS AND THE EVOLUTION OF AUDITING IN PUBLIC PRACTICE ACCOUNTING FIRMS, BAFA Audit and Assurance Annual Conference , British Accounting and Finance Association ,Oxford University ,5-6 May ,Oxford ,United Kingdom.

Salijeni,G.,2016. HOW LARGE AUDIT FIRMS IN THE UK ARE USING DATA ANALYTICS IN EXPLOITING BIG DATA IN THE AUDIT ENVIRONMENT , BAFA Doctoral and Annual Conference , British Accounting and Finance Association ,University of Bath ,20-23 March ,Bath ,United Kingdom.

Salijeni,G.2015. BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN LARGE ACCOUNTANCY FIRMS: IS IT A CASE OF THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, MBS Doctoral Conference, Manchester Business School 11-12 May, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Salijeni,G. 2014. AUDITING FRAUD IN THE UK. Forensic and Investigative Accounting Research Conference, American Accounting Association 28-29 March ,San Antonio Texas.

Salijeni,G, 2009.HOW TO ENCOURAGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING FINANCE MODULE ON MBA PROGRAMME ADOPT A DEEP APPROACH TO LEARNING?, Linking research and teaching in higher education, Newport NEXUS Conference (1) pp.175-197.

Financial Reporting Fraud
Corporate deviance
Big Data Analytics

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MBA students

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