The Accounting group takes pride in its established reputation with professional accounting bodies for excellence in teaching and the quality of graduates it produces.
Accounting is home to a diverse group of academics whose teaching and research interests cover key areas of accounting and finance such as auditing, corporate governance, financial reporting, taxation and management accounting.
An important feature of the group is its strong commitment towards high-quality teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This commitment is demonstrated by the strong links with local professional accounting bodies and many of its members participate in the Chartered Professional body committees.
The group provides academic input to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses with a growing number of doctorate students.
The group is led by Subject Group Head, Emma Elkington; Principal Lecturer in Accounting.
The group sits with the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, led by Jon Easter.
The accounting and finance profession offers some of the most fast paced, exciting – and highly paid – career opportunities in business. Our aim is that our graduates leave being fully equipped and qualified to succeed in this career field.
All undergraduate programmes are accredited by ACA, CIMA and ICAEW.
Exemptions from Professional Qualifications
Our Accounting degrees have been awarded the maximum number of exemptions by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). These programmes also attract up to 9 exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) along with exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and CPA Australia.
Exemptions are subject to change at any point and therefore, it is advised you speak to the subject group lead for up to date exemptions for each programme. Although the group endeavours to retain all exemptions, professional bodies can remove them at any time, without notice.