John B Macarthur

Professor • Kathryn and Richard Kip Professor of Accounting and Cost Management

Accounting & Finance • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise

Dr. John B. MacArthur is the Kathryn and Richard Kip Professor of Accounting and Cost Management and his areas of expertise are management accounting and cost management.


University of Wales, Ph.D., Accounting, 1985

University of Lancaster, MA, Accounting and Finance, 1974

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Fellow membership (FCCA), 1980


Dr. MacArthur was born in Wales, UK, and is proud to be a naturalized American citizen. He worked for about 13 years in the electricity supply industry in Wales in various positions before entering academic life as a Lecturer at the University of Wales Institute of  Science and Technology for six years, starting in 1975. Dr. MacArthur also taught at the University of Northern Iowa for 13 years. He has been at the University of North Florida since 1994 that included about three years as the Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance, from January 1998 until August 2001, and he helped steer the Accounting Program to obtain its initial AACSB Accounting accreditation.


Recent areas of research interest include the interface of management accounting and enterprise risk management. An article was coauthored on this topic with Thomas L. Barton entitled "Enterprise Risk Management and Management Accounting" in Cost Management in the May/June, 2015, issue.


Dr. MacArthur has obtained outstanding/exemplary annual evaluations in teaching, research, and service each academic year since returning to regular faculty status in 2001.


In addition to his membership in the ACCA (see Education above), Dr. MacArthur is an academic member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He is the Manuscript Director of the local Jacksonville Chapter of the IMA and is the IMA Campus Advocate at UNF.


On a personal basis, Dr. MacArthur is a member and deacon at First Baptist Church Jacksonville and he teaches the Sunday-school class for "Parents of Elementary-Age Children."

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Dr. MacArthur has no grants and contracts currently but is on Sabbatical leave for 2015-2016 academic year to work on research projects.

Publications & Presentations

Dr. MacArthur has made numerous presentations at various academic meetings including at American Accounting Association Annual meetings. He has 50 sole and co-authored publications including articles in Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Business Finance and AccountingJournal of Management Accounting Research, Management Accounting Quarterly, The International Journal of Accounting, and Strategic Finance.

MacarthurContact Information

Building 42, Room 3240

(904) 620-1689


Office Hours

On Sabbatical for 2015-2016 Academic Year