I joined Birmingham Business School in September 2011 after having previously worked in a similar role at Aston University. Prior to this I spent thirteen years working in tax practice.
My practical experience comes from a range of firms, from small to Big 4, and encompasses a wide range of accounting and tax work, although my specialist areas include personal and capital taxes.
Currently undertaking PG Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education.
Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) November 1997
Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) November 1998
Financial Planning Certificate (FPC) July 1999
Chartered Accountant (ACA) November 2001
Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP) May 2006
I am dual qualified in tax and accounting, although I am a self-confessed tax geek.
I currently teach on the second year UG module Taxation, the third year UG module International and Comparative Taxation and the Postgraduate module International Taxation, all with Professor Andy Lymer.
I am always interested in tax research and am currently finalising my thesis in order to gain fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
I am also interested in the non-fiscal purposes of taxation and am currently working on a paper entitled “Tax as a diver for behavioural change” which was presented at the 20th Tax Research Network conference in September 2011.
I am also looking at how prior accounting knowledge affects degree progression and classification.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Tax Adviser magazine August 2010 “Capital Idea”
Accountancy magazine July 2010 “Tax Investigations”
Financial Director magazine June 2010 supplement “Outsourcing Tax Compliance”
Taxation magazine April 2010 “A can of worms”
Taxation magazine September 2009 “Cheque it out”