Conor Clune

Senior Lecturer

Dr Conor Clune

Senior Lecturer

School of Accounting – B.Comm (Accounting), University College Dublin | MSc. Strategic Management, University College Dublin | Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA)
About Conor

Conor Clune is a senior lecturer in the School of Accounting at the UNSW Business School. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and an MSc in Strategic Management from the University College Dublin. He completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

Conor’s research addresses governance and accounting. He has a particular interest in corporate social responsibility, accounting in sport, and governance and regulation in the accounting profession. He specializes in case-based research methods.

Conor’s teaching interests are in financial reporting and social accounting. He is currently the course coordinator for financial management, one of the eight courses offered in an integrated first year in the Bachelor of Commerce. Previously, he has taught intermediate financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and sustainability, accountability, and ethics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also supervised numerous bachelor and master theses.

Conor previously worked in the tax department of PwC Dublin where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He also worked as a credit analyst for KBC Bank.

Teaching and Supervision

  • COMM1140 – Financial Management
  • ACCT1501 – Accounting and Financial Management
Journal articles
Andon P; Clune C, 2021, 'Governance of professional accounting bodies: a comparative analysis', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. ahead-of-print,
Clune C; O’dwyer B, 2020, 'Framing Engagement that Resonates: Organizing Advocacy for Corporate Social and Environmental Accountability', European Accounting Review, pp. 1 - 25,
Clune C; O'Dwyer B, 2020, 'Organizing dissonance through institutional work: The embedding of social and environmental accountability in an investment field', Accounting, Organizations and Society, pp. 101130 - 101130,
Clune C; Boomsma R; Pucci R, 2019, 'The disparate roles of accounting in an amateur sports organisation: The case of logic assimilation in the Gaelic Athletic Association', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 32, pp. 1926 - 1955,
Clune C, 2015, 'Accounting and Networks of Corruption', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol. 35, pp. 67 - 68,

2019 AFAANZ Research Grant. Project: Disrupting planned CSR-focused governance reform: the lobby against the social license to operate. Amount: $7,433.