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Dr Sean Power


Sean Power

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Accountancy
School of Business
01 716 4819
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Sean Power holds a BComm (Accounting) from Rhodes University, South Africa (Dean’s List for Academic Merit) and a first-class honours BSc (Accounting) and a PhD (Accounting) from University College Cork. He qualified as a chartered accountant and has several years’ experience in professional practice. Before joining UCD, he held academic positions at University College Cork and Dublin City University. His research interests include financial reporting, quantitative research methods and text analysis. He is a Python enthusiast and is proficient in many of its applications (web scraping, natural language processing, etc.). One of his papers received an Irish Academy of Management Conference best-paper award. Sean teaches financial reporting at postgraduate level. He is also interested in new pedagogies for teaching and assessing accounting analytics. He is Programme Director of the Master of Accounting.


  • BComm
    Rhodes University (South Africa)
  • BSc
    University College Cork
  • ACA
    Inst of Chartered Accountants IRL
  • PhD
    University College Cork