Alan Parkinson (Faculty Associate)

    Ph.D (Institute of Education, London) MSc (City University, London) , PGCE (London)  FCCA, ACMA

    Alan is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting/Finance in the Management Science & Innovation faculty at University College London.  He has held senior positions in the School of Business and Management in Queen Mary, University of London (Masters Programmes Director), in the Open University Business School (Head of Centre for Financial Management, and MBA Programme Director), University of Hertfordshire (Director of Accounting Studies), and London South Bank University (Head of School of Accounting and Taxation, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies). He is currently Visiting Professor in Managerial Accounting at Tongji University, Shanghai. His teaching is not limited to accounting and finance, as it stretches across the management spectrum, with an emphasis of integrating accounting/finance with other management subject areas.

    His expertise has been put to good use with a range of clients in consultancy, working with organisations, managers and students in many countries, including within the wider Europe, China, USA, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Russia, in addition to the UK and many other EU countries. His consultancy focus is on helping managers to achieve high performance for their organisations through improved cost management and better financial decision making. He is a registered CMI (Chartered Management Institute) assessor. He has authored in excess of 20 units for the Open University. Managerial Finance was published by Butterworth Heinemann in 1997. Making Sense of Financial Accounting, a co-edited/co-authored Custom Text was published by Pearson in 2009. He researches in accounting education and regularly presents papers at conferences.