This carefully tailored workshop is aimed at accountants considering transitioning into academia. It will offer delegates a unique insight into the world of academia, detailing how to make the transition and what it is really like being a lecturer.
Registration and refreshments
WelcomeGrabber - Flourishing / CABA / Introductions
What to expect in Academia
Day in the life of an academic and characteristics of academic life
Susan Smith and Alice Shepherd
Exercises to help you build your personal brand
All academics present
How to tailor your CV to academia
The importance of networking
Using the FACE approach
End of morning event
Hilary Lindsay EdD, MBA, FCA, was the President of ICAEW for 2016-17 and has been a member of ICAEW's Council for over a decade. As President Hilary was also Patron of CABA, the wellbeing charity for ICAEW members, and chair of the CCAB Board. She is the first academic and the second woman to become President of ICAEW. She now chairs the steering group for the ICAEW Academia & Education Community and in 2011-12 she was President of AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians). Hilary is now Senior Warden of the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Company.
Hilary is passionate about personal development and completed doctoral research with The Open University (OU) into the roles of continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the accountancy profession. She has since published academic articles and a book in this area and developed a framework which helps ICAEW members accelerate their learning and personal adaptability. She is an award-winning lecturer in finance and management for the OU Business School and a researcher and supervisor on the OU Doctorate in Education programme.
Paul Jennings BA, FCA, is a qualified chartered accountant and an experienced accounting educator and consultant. He was until recently Head of Department of Accounting, Finance, Mathematics and Economics at the University of Winchester. His research interests include international financial reporting, his teaching responsibilities include contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of financial reporting. He is an experienced external examiner and journal reviewer. His consultancy business specialises in providing training and education in accounting and finance. He also writes materials and examinations for academic and professional education.
Debbie Jones trained with Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds, with secondments in tax, insolvency and public sector audit.
Having worked as a Financial Controller in a house building company for 7 years and within SMEs, Debbie started teaching on PwC's education programme in 2003. Since transitioning into education, Debbie began directing PwC's educational programme in 2012 and would later go on to teach at Newcastle and Northumbria universities, becoming a senior lecturer in 2017, whilst marking AAT, ACCA and CIMA examinations.
Following a competitive application process, Debbie was awarded a bursary by the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Company in September 2018 to examine Strategic Educational Partnerships in Accounting at Newcastle University. Debbie has served as a Non-Executive Director for NHS North of Tyne Trust and currently serves as a member of ICAEW's LPD Board.
Jenni Rose BSc, ACA, PGCert, qualified as an Accountant with ICAEW when working in Audit with KPMG in 2008.
From this role, Jenni went on to teach in the KPMG Learning and Development team and then on to freelance teaching and marking at a number of professional accountancy providers, including BPP, Kaplan, CIPFA and iCount.
Jenni is currently an Accounting and Finance Lecturer at the University of Manchester with the main focus of her teaching being auditing, financial reporting and financial statement analysis. Much of the strength of her teaching comes from developing innovative and creative teaching and learning techniques to increase student engagement; this includes using the flipped classroom approach and researching efficient teaching excellence.
She also has a significant interest in teaching career adaptability, drive and resilience, personal development and professional skills.
Alice Shepherd BSc, MA, FCA, is an Associate Professor in the University of Leeds's Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance Division.
Alice trained in audit at PwC in Sheffield after doing her first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. She worked on the audits of SMEs and multinationals, and specialised in pensions audit. Her first research position was as a Research Assistant on an ICAS-funded project on PFI. Whilst in position, Alice started an MA in Online and Distance Education at the Open University as she felt that she wanted to understand the theory and research behind digital learning, which was becoming an increasingly important feature of the university experience.
Frustrated at the lack of opportunities to progress, Alice rejoined PwC for a year in 2012 as a manager in Risk Assurance specialising in conduct-related internal audit and consultancy, but she knew she wanted to return to HE at some point.
Alice then applied for a Senior Teaching Fellow role at Leeds University Business School , where she started in 2013. During her time as a teaching fellow, Alice completed her MA and has had an ongoing role in admissions, been a widening participation tutor, a teaching enhancement champion and represented the business school on the university blended learning group. Alice co-led a large iPad rollout and a massive open online course (MOOC), developed with ICAEW, as well as module development and leadership and accounting history research with a senior colleague, which has resulted in a 3* journal publication. Conference presentations have taken her around the UK, to Europe and the USA.
Susan Smith, LLB, FCA, is Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Associate Dean (Education and Students) within the University of Sussex Business School.
Susan is an elected member of the ICAEW Council representing the South East and member of the ICAEW Ethical Standards Committee. Additionally, Susan is a director of the Chartered Accountants Trustees Limited, which manages the ICAEW charitable trusts spanning a variety of areas of educational activity including providing bursaries and funding for research.
From 2016-2018 Susan was President of the ICAEW South East, an area with over 9,000 members working across practice, business, public sector and the third sector.
Susan is co-chair of the BAFA South Eastern Area Group and member of the BAFA Executive Committee and has acted as a reviewer for academic journals. She is currently part of a Chartered Association of Business Schools working party.
Dr Jeffrey Unerman, PhD, FCA, FCPA, is Professor of Sustainability Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School.
He holds a PhD in social and environmental accounting from the University of Sheffield and is an Honorary Fellow of CPA Australia. He was the recipient of the British Accounting and Finance Association’s 2016 Distinguished Academic Award and in 2018 was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences. Jeffrey is also a member of the Expert Panel of the Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project.
His research and public policy work focuses on the role of accounting and accountability practices in helping organizations become more sustainable, recognising the interdependencies between economic, social and environmental risks and opportunities. A particular emphasis of Jeffrey's research is the use of accounting in making the social and ecological impacts of organisational activities more transparent and encouraging the embedding of sustainability within organisational decision-making.
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