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Dr Lei Tao

Associate Professor in Accounting

Deputy Director of Studies

Lei Tao


  • Auditing, 
  • Financial Reporting, 
  • Corporate Governance, 
  • Public Sectors, 
  • Non-Profits


Room 278, Edith Morley, Whiteknights

Dr Lei Tao is a Lecturer in Accounting at Henley Business school, University of Reading.

Dr Lei Tao holds a PhD in Accounting and MSc in Accounting and Finance from the Unviersity of Bath Management School. His primary interests include auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance. He has published in leading academic journals such as Accounting Business Research and Financial Accountability & Management. He welcomes applications from potential PhD candidates in relevant areas.

Reference: Ning, J., Zhang, L., Mi, B. , Yang, J. H. and Tao, L. (2024) Signalling through managerial tone and analysts’ response. Accounting Forum. ISSN 1467-6303 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Biao Mi - Dr Jessica Yang - Dr Lei Tao
Reference: Tao, L. , Bassyouny, H. and Abdelfattah, T. (2022) Narrative disclosure tone: A review and areas for future research. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 49. 100511. ISSN 1061-9518 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lei Tao
Reference: Greenwood, M. J. and Tao, L. (2021) Regulatory monitoring and university financial reporting quality: agency and resource dependence perspectives. Financial Accountability & Management, 37 (2). pp. 163-183. ISSN 1468-0408 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lei Tao
Reference: Bassyouny, H., Abdelfattah, T. and Tao, L. (2020) Beyond narrative disclosure tone: the upper echelons theory perspective. International Review of Financial Analysis, 70. 101499. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lei Tao
Reference: Greenwood, M. J., Baylis, R. M. and Tao, L. (2017) Regulatory incentives and financial reporting quality in public healthcare organisations. Accounting and Business Research, 47 (7). pp. 831-855. ISSN 0001-4788 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lei Tao

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This module introduces students to the concepts of assurance, governance and ethics in the corporate environment and explores the role of management and auditors in this context....

Module code: AC102

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An introduction to double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements for sole traders and limited companies. The module aims to help students to develop a sound understanding of the...

Module code: AC110