Newcastle University London

Staff Profiles

Dr Muhammad Tahir

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


Muhammad Tahir is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University London. He is also a guest teacher at London School of Economics.
Before joining Newcastle, he worked at Kingston University London, where he taught several business-related courses.     
Previously, Tahir had 10 years business experience in Karachi, working for high profile financial organisations, including local affiliates of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities, where he was involved in equity and economics research.
His academic career began at Karachi University, where he gained a B.Com in Accounting and  an M.A. in Economics. He attended Kingston University London, where he obtained two further master's degrees and a PhD in business studies. His MSc dissertation on family businesses in the United States received a Grand Prix Distinction in the 2013 international competition of the Centre des Professions Financières in Paris. Tahir’s PhD thesis on Earnings Management and Executive Compensation in the UK was honoured with an international award by the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration. Tahir is also an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

His main area of interest has been earnings management, executive compensation, corporate governance and family businesses and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the British Accounting Review.


  • Earnings Management
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Family Business


  • LAC3001 Financial Accounting
  • LAC3002 Management Accounting
  • LAC3009 Taxation in Accounting