Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Description

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

RGU, Aberdeen Business School

Job Summary

Our portfolio of courses provide vocationally-relevant theory and develop applied accounting and finance skills. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records.

Your responsibilities will involve teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You might currently be in an academic or professional role, but either way you will need teaching/training experience, in addition to relevant accounting and finance knowledge. You will be educated to Degree Level with membership of a professional accounting body. A PhD in an accounting related area would be advantageous. 

Research within this area of Aberdeen Business School includes: accounting education; gender and emancipatory issues related to accounting practice and the profession; accountability and transparency in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors; accounting history; and market-based accounting research. Staff have received funding from various sources, including: ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, IFAC, FRC. Research is disseminated at academic and business events and published in high profile journals and professional monographs. Several research areas are highly regarded for evidenced impact on: international standard setting agendas, international professional accounting education, and informing contemporary debates about audit skills and transparency reporting.

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Grade 7 Salary Scale: £34,804 – 40,322
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - Accounting & Finance

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have general knowledge and experience of accounting and finance. This post is to fulfil teaching duties within areas such as financial and management accounting, business ethics and taxation.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree

Chartered Membership of professional body such as ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA

Knowledge

Knowledge of accounting related areas.

Experience

Previous teaching or training experience either in an academic setting or commercial environment.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in accounting related area.

Experience

Supervision of students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation