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Associate Professor in Accounting / Programme Director for BA Accounting and Business
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28998

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 17/06/2019

Job live date: 17/05/2019

Salary: £51,630 to £58,089 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Associate Professor)

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Business Informatics Systems & Accounting

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, permanent

Henley Business School at the University of Reading, is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Accounting who will undertake teaching and administration in the area of accounting and financial management.

In particular, we are aiming to recruit an experienced and professionally qualified individual who can provide leadership in pedagogy, programme innovation and programme management for the BA Accounting and Business programme (PwC “Flying Start” Programme). This innovative undergraduate programme offers students an accelerated route to employment and an accountancy qualification through an initiative in partnership with PwC and the professional accountancy body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Applicants should be qualified with a globally recognised professional accounting body, have relevant experience of working with commercial partners and possess a strong business focus. The applicant is also expected to have teaching experience in higher education or demonstrable evidence of teaching suitable for higher education. This post is designated as teaching intensive.

You will:

  • •    Take up the role of Programme Director for BA Accounting and Business (PwC “Flying Start” Programme); the primary responsibilities will include teaching, programme management and innovation and the development of external relationships with PwC and the ICAEW

  • •    Teach a range of modules in accounting and financial management as agreed by the Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting (BISA);

  • •    Engage in scholarship to keep up-to-date with latest developments and thinking in accounting, leading to innovation in teaching and learning;

  • •    Take on administrative duties and academic citizenship activities appropriate for his/her expertise and experience.

You will have:

  • •    Demonstrable ability in excellent Teaching & Learning practice, impacting on the student experience/ outcomes, sustained over the years

  • •    Demonstrable ability to build relationships with external partners

  • •    Degree level or equivalent qualification

  • •    Globally recognised professional accounting qualification

  • •    Specialist knowledge of theories and contemporary practice in the field of accounting and/or audit and/or taxation sufficient to be able to provide teaching and curriculum design

  • •    Substantial experience in teaching accounting in university or private sector professional accounting exam training organisations

  • •    Experience of teaching professionally accredited modules in accounting

  • •    Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment


The appointee will be based at Henley Business School’s Whiteknights Campus in Reading.

Interviews will be held on 2nd July 2019


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting

Contact role:

Director of Studies

Contact name:

Prof. Keiichi Nakata

Contact name:

Alison Hennell

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 4423

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 6305

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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