I lead an integrated Department with staff from two disciplines: Accounting and Finance. We are a team of academics that work closely together to engage our students and help them to achieve their ambitions to work in the accountancy profession or in business and finance-related roles. In this Department we value collegiality and collaboration and, at the same time, welcome diversity of opinion and rigorous academic discourse. The research conducted by staff in the Department utilises a variety of methodologies and relates to a variety of topics. Members of the Department focus not only on their own respective fields of expertise but also engage in inter-disciplinary and international collaborations.
Our research culture and expertise informs our teaching programmes, many of which also have professional accreditation. We are proud to offer programmes whose graduates are not only equipped to enter the accounting profession or the world of finance, but have also benefited from research-led teaching and exposure to current developments and conceptualisations within these fields. Through our programmes, we aim to prepare our students to enter a changing business world where digital advances, increasing regulation, ethical values, corporate social reporting, climate change and calls for social equality will increasingly have greater prominence. We hope that those graduating from our programmes will take their place and contribute to a business world that is more sustainable, fair and accountable.