Dr. George IATRIDIS is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Greece. He is Deputy Chairman of the Greek Auditing Practices Board and a member of the Greek Accounting and Auditing Oversight Board and a research fellow in Accounting at the Lancaster University Management School, UK. Dr Iatridis has worked as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, UK. He has also taught at the University of Athens and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Dr Iatridis studied Accounting and Finance at postgraduate level at the Universities of Manchester (PhD) and Southampton (MSc). Before graduate school, he studied Economics at the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Iatridis has worked on a number of international research projects relating to financial accounting. He teaches on graduate and executive postgraduate programmes and serves on the editorial advisory boards of various academic journals. His current research interests mostly relate to the economic consequences of the implementation of international financial reporting standards in the UK and other major European and non-European countries, accounting policy choice, earnings quality and earnings conservatism.