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Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Department of Accountancy and Governance

Location:  Curzon Building
Salary:  £46,376 to £50,408 per annum
Posted On:  Thursday 09 September 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 04 October 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 21 October 2021
Reference:  092021-395

Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Business School is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments.   Under the leadership of a new Director, the School is actively seeking AASCB, EPAS and BGA accreditation.

You will build on our success for student satisfaction, as well as our strong links with employers and professional bodies.  You will have significant teaching experience having developed and delivered undergraduate, postgraduate and/or professional modules. You will be joining a diverse team focused on delivering excellent student experience through practitioner and research-informed teaching and ideally you will have, or be working towards gaining, a Doctorate level qualification.

We invite applications for a Senior Lecturer who can deliver to students on degree/masters courses as well as students studying for professional exams to join our team.  For the right candidate there is also the opportunity to be the course leader for either the ACCA professional courses or the dual learning MSc International Professional Accounting (ACCA) which attracts an additional allowance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Developing own teaching materials
  • Managing learner cohorts
  • Leading/teaching modules as a member of the accounting team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures
  • Supporting students pastorally
  • Ensuring the efficient delivery of teaching courses in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Setting and marking of assessments and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design, delivery analysing feedback.
  • Engaging with relevant professional bodies and external networks
  • Engaging with research

Skills and Experience 


  • Excellent team worker 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • A strategic thinker, able to demonstrate independent and self-managing work styles whilst able to plan and prioritise workload and that of others 
  • Demonstrates strong student-centric approach to ways of working and commitment to high quality standards
  • Experience of teaching curriculum development and quality management and enhancement in an HE environment. 


  • Depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a doctorate level qualification, usually a PhD, or significant professional experience and a desire to undertake a PhD in order to teach and support learning on academic modules within higher education. 
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute to publications in national/international academic and/or professional journals.  
  • Experience of managing a team and/or functions in a busy environment with conflicting priorities.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Rod Kelly 

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. 

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Further details:

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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