I graduated from the University of Warwick in 1999 with a BSc in Accounting and Financial Analysis. I went on to work for PwC for four years in the Audit and Assurance department where I studied for my ACA qualification with the ICAEW. I worked on a range of audit clients from smaller owner-managed businesses through to large multi-national corporations. During this time I taught some of our new recruits on an auditing introduction programme which first ignited my interest in teaching.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and moved to work for HM Revenue & Customs as an Advisory Accountant, advising inspectors on the technical accountancy aspects of investigations. Whilst working at HM Revenue & Customs I studied for my Chartered Tax Advisor qualification and qualified and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax in 2005. I had some time out of work on maternity leave for two periods between 2007 and 2010 and on return I moved into managing a team within the Civil Investigations section investigating tax avoidance schemes. During this time I also taught some courses internally at HM Revenue & Customs updating inspectors on new accounting standards and also externally, teaching some higher education modules in Manchester Metropolitan University.
In 2013 I moved into Higher Education and joined University of Liverpool to pursue a career in teaching, joining the dedicated Accounting and Finance team. I studied for my PG Certificate in Higher Education and graduated in 2017, becoming a Fellow of the HEA at the same time. I am a Senior Lecturer on the BA Accounting and Finance programme. Since joining the university I have held a variety of positions including Senior Tutor for Postgraduate Studies, and Chair of the Postgraduate Board of Examiners. I am currently the Director of Education for the Accounting and Finance Group, as well as Deputy Subject Group Head.
Aside from work, I am married and have 2 wonderful children. In any spare moments I have I enjoy gym training and running.