Mr Jim O'Hare

Associate Professor Jim O'Hare image

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5155

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  • Office: Room 0.23, Teaching Centre, Brookfield

  • Office hours: Thursday 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm during term time or by appointment only

Personal details

Professional Qualifications and Experience



Member of ICAEW Careers advisory Network (ICAN), regular presenter at schools and university careers events promoting accountancy as a career

KMG Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG)

Trainee Chartered Accountant – Audit and Insolvency departments

Financial Training Limited / Kaplan Financial Limited and BPP

Associate Professor in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management for ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, and AAT professional examinations

Experienced marker for all levels of professional accountancy examinations

Teaching Qualifications

PGCE (FE), and recently awarded Senior Fellowship of the HEA.

External Examiner

NCUK and Edinburgh Napier University


Analysing Financial Statements for Non-Specialists – first published by Routledge in 2012

Interview with Jim O'Hare



  • Using new technology in teaching.
  • Usefulness of company financial statements and their use in making economic decisions.

You must apply formally to our Economics PhD programme before we allocate you a supervisor as part of the review process. You do not need to contact our staff separately.


Models for predicting corporate failure. Following on from the work of Beaver and Altman of over 30 years ago do their research findings still hold - or are other indicators more relevant today.

Asset replacement decisions. Should a company replace assets frequently, incurring high capital costs but benefiting from good trade in values and low maintenance costs, or keep asses as long as possible. This is a very important decision for companies involved in the transport sector.

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