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Chris Knight

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance

Role

Chris is involved in teaching in lectures and seminars on a range of modules in Nottingham Business School as well as being engaged in both pastoral mentoring of students and academic mentoring of junior colleagues in his Module Leadership roles. 

Now in the December of his career, Chris has over thirty years’ experience of teaching and designing a range of Accounting and Business studies modules, not only for accounting students, but for non-financial managers as well. A range of teaching materials, case studies and teaching methods have been designed over this period to meet the challenge of making accounting and financial information understandable to non-specialists. 

In recent years extensive materials have been produced that incorporate excel IT skills into the teaching and learning and allow seminars to be conducted in IT workshops. 

Chris began his professional life as a trainee chartered accountant in a medium sized accountancy firm, gaining experience in accounting, audit, tax and business consultancy. After qualifying as a chartered accountant Chris moved into industry for two years working at Courtaulds in a management accounting capacity. 

During his time at Nottingham Business School Chris provided consultancy services in the area of accounting education reform in the newly independent states of the Former Soviet Union. He worked as project co-ordinator on the British know How Funded Accountancy training project in Uzbekistan between 1992 and 1999. This was followed by further consultancy work in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Afghanistan.

Career overview

Between 1977 and 1983 Chris worked as a Chartered Accountant, firstly in practice and subsequently in industry..

He joined Nottingham Business School in 1990 and having received a long service award from the University in 2015 is now enjoying the Winter of his career.