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About Timothy Cairney

Tim Cairney, Ph.D, CA, is an associate professor of accounting at Georgia Southern University. He has an MBA from Dalhousie University and earned his professional designation from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. Tim articled with Collins Barrow Maheu Noiseux and, subsequently, worked as controller for a small hospitality company. He returned for his doctorate at Virginia Tech, writing his dissertation on the credibility of voluntary disclosures. His research and publications concern voluntary disclosures, the market for audit services, and how industry competition impacts these areas. His teaching interests include performance measures and the how management accounting systems impact the achievement of goals.


2008 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Accountancy, School of

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Charles R. Gibbs Faculty Award (2005)
  • School of Accountancy Research Award (2007)


  • Survey of Accounting (ACCT2030)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT 2101)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2102)
  • Managerial Accounting II (ACCT 3231)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 4130)
  • Managerial Accounting III (ACCT 5232)
  • Accounting for Executives (ACCT 7230)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 7530)
  • Managerial Accounting (WMBA 6010)
  • Performance Measures and Strategy Implementation (BUSA 7030)

Contact Information

PO Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-7157 
Office: COBA 1115


Journals (6)