Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and has over 20 years experience of preparing students for the rigours of the professional accountancy exams as well as in the higher education field. He specialises in Strategic Business Management and Taxation but also teaches Management Accounting, Law, Economics and basic Financial Accounting. Steve is a member of the ICAEW and the CIOT
Steve primarily teaches on the Accounting undergraduate programmes at the University of Central Lancashire. He is Module Leader for two Economics modules and a Business Strategy module. In addition he is Course Leader for the MSc Accounting (ACCA). This course is aligned directly with the Strategic Level of the ACCA qualification and Steve has used his extensive knowledge of Professional exams to set up an exam focussed course. Steve has overseen the introduction of the PASS initiative (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) onto the Accounting programmes and also teaches on the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship programme. He still freelances for Kaplan and BPP when his UCLan schedule permits which is a great way of remaining up to date with the requirements of the Professional Accounting bodies. He tends to have a view on everything and will gladly give anyone advice/support if they need it. You just have to ask!
Steve attend the University of Sheffield from 1990 to 1993, obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. He then joined Ernst & Young in Manchester in their audit department and over the next 3 years obtained experience of a wide variety of organisations. During that time he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying he joined The Financial Training Company (now Kaplan Financial) in 1997 to commence a career in education. Since joining he taught on Kaplan’s ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ATT, CTA and CIPFA programmes. He has specialised in Strategic Management and Taxation but also has extensive experience of teaching law, economics, management accounting and basic financial accounting. In 2001 he qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor.