Michael Jones has taught accounting to both specialists and non-specialists for 32 years, first at Hereford Technical College, then at Portsmouth Polytechnic (now University) and currently at the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol. He has taught accounting at all levels from GCSE level, to final-year degree courses, to MBA and MSc courses as well as supervising accounting PhDs. He has published over 140 articles in both professional and academic journals. These articles cover a wide range of topics such as financial accounting, the history of accounting, social and environmental accounting and international accounting. He has also published Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Scandals. The author's main research interest is in financial communication. He was formerly Professor of Financial Reporting at Cardiff Business School and Director of its Financial Reporting and Business Communication Unit. He is currently Professor of Financial Reporting at the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol. He is Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association's Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group and Joint Editor of the British Accounting Review.