Dr Ali Sahin

Dr Ali Sahin

Dr Ali Sahin is a Senior Lecturer in accounting at Westminster Business School, and a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Ali is a Course leader ACCA short courses that run with Gold Status, and has immense expertise (also teaching) in financial Accounting, accounting theory, financial analysis, business valuation, audit, taxation, research methods, management accounting; STATA and SAS statistical software, Sage accounting software and advanced excel,

Ali holds PhD in Finance (CASS Business School, City University London, 2017), MRes in Finance (CASS Business School, City University London, 2013), MSc in Accounting and Finance (University of Essex), BSc (Istanbul University). 

Ali has also more then ten years of professional experience in banking sector as well as accountancy in he capacity of Senior Manager, Deputy Regional Director, and Specialist Financial Analyst; In banking sector, he is specialised in lending (corporate loans, Project Finance loans, Housing project loans, SME loans, individual loans) with a delegated lending authority; He now shares his expertise with his students with great enthusiasm; In recent years, he has been voted as best teacher(shared with a colleague) by students in the School of Finance and Accounting, and received staff appreciation awards. 

Ali's research interests lie within the 'market based accounting research' category with special interest on the association between accounting information and stock returns, the effects of intangible investments on firm value (e.g., R&D expenditures, Advertisement), Accounting-based valuation, stock market anomalies (e.g., B/P effect), analysts’ forecasts (target prices, earnings forecasts), accounting conservatism, earnings management, contractual role of accounting information, the effects of regulation


Sahin, A. and Raonic, I. (2020), "Do analysts understand accruals’ persistence? Evidence revisited", Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 38-59. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-07-2018-0103

Working Papers 

‘Economic Consequences of Earnings and Analysts’ Forecasts Management for Multi-Segment Firms’ Working paper with Ivana Raonic; 

‘Does unconditional accounting conservatism provide a rational explanation to B/P effect in stock returns?’ Working paper with Ivana Raonic; 

Conferences, paper presented

The Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing (ACA) Research Symposium St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2017

The Accounting Workshop in the University of Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, 2017

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Valencia, 2017

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Valencia, 2017

The F&A research seminar, Westminster Business School, London, 2017

The Accounting and Regulation Conference by EIASM, Siena, Italy, 2016

The Talent Workshop of European Accounting Association (EAA), Madrid, 2016 

The Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA) Maastricht, 2016

 The Research Days, Cass Business School, London, 2016

 The Accounting Workshop in Bocconi University, Milan, 2015