Martyn Gordon
Title: Mr
First Name: Martyn
Surname: Gordon
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263471
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Martyn is a lecturer in the Accounting and Finance department and teaches Corporate Ethics, Taxation and Financial Forecasting.

Martyn’s research focuses on international tax and accounting regulation and corporate transparency.

Duties and Responsibilities

Martyn is year tutor for 3rd year students on the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • BS1007 Business Perspectives (business ethics)
  • BS4209 Corporate Ethics
  • BS3039 Financial Forecasting and Reporting
  • BS4214 Corporate and Capital Taxes (the economics of tax)
  • BS4111 Financial Accounting for Groups and Companies (tax accounting and ESG reporting)

Academic Background

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 1st Class.

Research Interests

International tax law, corporate transparency and the manifestation of tax and accounting law in practice

Current Research

Martyn is undertaking a part time PhD investigating the stakeholder input into the OECD’s BEPS Action Plan.

Martyn is also undertaking research into fiscal transparency in the extractives sector in collaboration with Louise Crawford (Newcastle University), Jim Haslam (Sheffield University) and Eleni Chatzivgeri (Heriot Watt). Most recent investigations include collaboration with European and Scandinavian academics and activists as part of the STAR collective, conducting a review of the manifestation in practice of Chapter 10 of the EU Accounting directive across the EU and EEA.


£16,000 from Publish What you Pay UK to investigate UK adoption of Chapter 10 of the EU Accounting Directive with Haslam, Crawford & Chatzivgeri 2017

Funding from CIOTA to attend the UK Tax Research Conference Doctoral Colloquium 2019

Professional Memberships

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

External / Professional Roles

Civil society representative on the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi Stakeholder Steering Group


Chatzivgeri, E. et al., 2019. Transparency and accountability for the global good? The UK's implementation of EU law requiring country-by country reporting of payments to governments by extractives. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Issue

CHATZIVGERI, E., CHEW, L., CRAWFORD, L., GORDON, M. and HASLAM, J. 2017. Reports on payments to governments: a report on early developments and experiences. Report for Publish What You Pay International Secretariat and Publish What You Pay UK, June 2017. London: Publish What You Pay [online]. Available from:


Included in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Top 100 CA’s under 35 (2018)