Ken Farnhill

ken farnhill

Dr Ken Farnhill B.A. (Hons), PG Cert, CA

Lecturer

Biography

I am a qualified chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland. I completed my training with Deloitte LLP as an auditor (2012-2015), and have experience of audits across a range of engineering, retail, technology, legal, and public sector clients.

Previously, I worked in a number of policy and finance roles at Transport for London (TfL; 2004-2011), where I worked on the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Spatial Development Strategy, Spending Review submissions, urban design policy, and other mayoral priorities such as 'smoothing traffic flow'. In my final role at TfL I was responsible for non-financial metrics for the Business Plan, Budget, and internal performance scorecards. Prior to TfL, I worked at HM Treasury (2001-2004), on public sector reform, the criminal justice system, and environmental and transport tax. I have a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge.

My current research interests are in corporate governance in the public sector, particularly at Transport for London and in the rail sector. I am particularly interested in the role of the TfL Board and the London Assembly in holding TfL to account.

I currently teach modules on management accounting, financial accounting, financial management, and auditing. Previously I have also taught introductory modules on accounting, and a specialist module on public sector accounting, which I also wrote. I also have experience of module and programme management, and have supervised dissertations at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

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Financial Management at Paisley Abbey

Presentation / Conference
Farnhill, K. (2020, October)
Financial Management at Paisley Abbey. Paper presented at Edge Hill Business School Research Seminar

The Paisley Abbey Rentals, c.1460-1550: an initial investigation

Journal Article
Farnhill, K., & Dobie, A. (2019)
The Paisley Abbey Rentals, c.1460-1550: an initial investigation. Scottish Business and Industrial History, 32(1), 22-46
This paper explores the potential uses of a neglected source for the history of Paisley abbey, the rental book from 1460-1550. It begins by exploring the importance of Paisley...

Furness Abbey: Administration, Management, and Accounting

Presentation / Conference
Farnhill, K. (2019, July)
Furness Abbey: Administration, Management, and Accounting. Paper presented at International Medieval Congress, Leeds

Paisley Abbey Rentals, c.1460-1550: an initial investigation

Presentation / Conference
Farnhill, K., & Dobie, A. (2018, June)
Paisley Abbey Rentals, c.1460-1550: an initial investigation. Paper presented at Paisley's Industrial and Cultural Heritage, Paisley, Scotland

Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia c.1470-1550

Book
Farnhill, K. (2001)
Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia c.1470-1550. Woodbridge: York Medieval Press
Evidence of parish organisation in late medieval England, and the impact of the Henrician Reformation at parish level. The parish and the guild were the two poles round which...

Death, Resurrection, and Evolution of Lecture - Proposal for New Teaching Model

Report
Bonnett, M., Khaleel, F., Langford, P., Farnhill, K., & Potter, D. Death, Resurrection, and Evolution of Lecture - Proposal for New Teaching Model. Working Group on Existential Sustainability of T&L in Accounting and Finance

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Bonnett, M., Khaleel, F., Langford, P., Farnhill, K., & Potter, D. Death, Resurrection, and Evolution of Lecture - Proposal for New Teaching Model. Working Group on Existential Sustainability of T&L in Accounting and Finance

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