1987 BA Hons English - Birmingham Polytechnic (UCE)
Jul 07-Nov 16 audit and accountancy lecturer Finance and Business Training, Centre City Tower, Hill Street Birmingham. Specialising in ACCA P 7, F 7, F 8 and P 2,CIMA F 1 and F2
Sept 1997 – June 07 Accountancy Lecturer
Financial Training - Centre City Tower, Birmingham
Initially employed to teach auditing papers only, then took on a full lecture load after six months covering the entire range of ACCA, CIMA and AAT Accounting papers with classes ranging from one student to 80. Became freelance in September 1998.
Subject Manager for ACCA F 3 and F 8, involving preparation of notes, progress tests and mock exams.
Also responsible for publication of some Financial Training textbooks and revision kits
Currently centred in Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough and Bristol teaching:
ACCA F 3 , F 7, F 8, P 2 ,P 7
CIMA F 1 ,F 2 and C 02
AAT Foundation, Intermediate and Final level Accounts
Chartered Financial Accounts, Audit & Assurance, Auditing & Financial Reporting
Appointed marker for ACCA Paper P 7 since June 2002, marking 300-400 scripts each sitting.
March 1996 – September 1997 Audit Senior
Burman & Co. - Brunswick House, Birmingham Road, Redditch
In this small three partner practice, I worked with mainly sole trader accounts preparation and limited company audit, with an increased amount of client liaison, computerised accounts preparation and staff supervision. Advised clients on adoption of new computerised accounting systems.
January 1990 – March 1996 Audit Junior/Senior
Heathcote & Coleman - Hagley Road, Birmingham
This was a six-partner practice with greater emphasis on large company auditing, including PLCs. Began with sole traders and small business manual book-keeping and ended as Audit Senior concentrating on larger clients, principally ensuring compliance with regulations.