Josephine Maltby

Josephine Maltby

Josephine is a chartered accountant. She was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, working principally in audit, until 1987, when she became a lecturer in Accounting at the University of Sheffield, leaving in 2008 to take a chair in Accounting and Finance at the University of York. She returned to Sheffield in 2014.

Her work addresses a number of related issues:

Financial Reporting, Governance and Audit

I have written extensively on the closely related development of these three issues, in work on the 19th-century development of the accounting profession and of accounting regulation, and on the governance of UK companies from the early 20th century onwards.

Savings Banks

I am now (with Linda Perriton, York) exploring the use of savings banks (SBs) in the UK c1830 onwards. The SBs were designed explicitly to promote working-class thrift for the long-term: results to date suggest more varied behaviour and, again, significant departures from patriarchal dominance of family finances. See for an outline. The 19th century use of SBs by the elite can, I suggest, be linked with 21st century neo-liberal attempts to promote financial 'responsibilisation' via savings. In addition to archival work, I am exploring the relationship between current and historic arguments for the need for individual thrift rather than state support. This is linked with my work on:

Charity and financialisation

The 19th century was a period in which traditional models of charity were challenged. Under the new 'business-like' model, applicants for help were closely monitored to ensure that they were likely to be efficient in their use of it. I plan for work on this (with Janette Rutterford, OU) to form the basis of a more extensive study of the current role of financialisation of the charitable/third sector.

Narrative reporting

This has been a subject of continuing interest for me, involving but not limited to, work on the history of social reporting. Narrative reporting has been a significant feature of financial statements for much of the 20th century, deployed as needed by companies in the face of different crises, and that modern reporting needs to be viewed in this context. Recent work with Abdelrehim (York) and Toms (Leeds) has addressed these issues.

Panama Papers Series

Should all politicians publish their tax returns? Here's what we might find

Apr 14, 2016 08:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Public pressure has forced Britains prime minister, David Cameron, to publish a summary of his taxable income, and a string of UK politicians have followed suit. The moves comes in the wake of the Panama Papers data leak,...



FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...


Is Joe Biden overshadowed by Donald Trump in air time during coronavirus crisis?

Despite the coronavirus forcing electoral proceedings to go down other routes, and a shift in priorities as the pandemic grows worse in the United States, it appears that the odds are against Joe Bidens favor. The former...

Donald Trump's campaign team asks Jeff Sessions to stop using his name in his Senate campaign

Former attorney general Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump are not exactly on the best of terms, but Sessions appears to be determined to win a seat at the US Senate. This led the Trump campaign to send the Senate...

Melania Trump sends well-wishes to Canada's First Lady after recovering from coronavirus

Although the number of coronavirus cases in the affected countries has skyrocketed, there is also an increasing number of people who recover from it. Recently, First Lady Melania Trump checked in on Canadas First Lady,...

Melania Trump calls for people to honor the military and their families this month

Melania Trump reminded the public about the Military Child Month and told everyone not to forget about them especially in this time of crisis. The FLOTUS is a known supporter of the army and their families, and through the...


Asteroids alert: NASA releases image of asteroids Lina and Klotho in the asteroid belt

While there are asteroids that are relatively smaller, there are asteroids that are a lot larger, and then there are asteroids that are large enough to destroy an entire continent. NASA recently shared a photo of two major...

NASA: Hubble telescope detects proof of the "missing link" of black holes

Black holes have been a mystery to scientists for a long time, and it has taken just as long to further understand these celestial objects. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope managed to detect what may be the missing...

Scientists notice the increasing size of comet ATLAS as it approaches the Solar System

Not much is known about the incoming comet known as ATLAS, but scientists have recently kept tabs on this cosmic object as it gets closer to the sun. One observation was that the atmosphere of the comet has been growing...

Another solar storm expected to hit Earth over the weekend

The end of March saw the Earth getting affected by a solar storm. A new report reveals that the planet will experience yet another solar storm that would take place over the weekend. Express reports that the suns...


iOS 14 to arrive with major iCloud Keychain upgrades

Apple might soon convince iOS 14 users there is no need to install third-party password managers. The upcoming mobile operating system is now expected to deploy significant improvements to the iCloud Keychain. iOS 14 to...

Pixelbook 2 spotted on Geekbench with an AMD Ryzen processor?

Chromebooks enthusiasts have been waiting for a while for Google to unveil the direct follow-up to its tablet-laptop hybrid that the rumor mill has been calling the Pixelbook 2. If a recent benchmark test result is to be...

Over-ear AirPods could be announced at the WWDC 2020 in June

Apples annual Worldwide Developers Conference is primarily held to announce all the upcoming operating system updates and other software products the company has in store. It is not uncommon for the company to use this...

PlayStation 5: the specs are great but there's a flaw and here it is

PlayStation 5 is making gamers excited for its launch as Sony continues to release details about its upcoming gaming console. In recent months, the specifications and hardware details were already revealed and since they...
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