Graham Pitcher

Graham Pitcher

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


Graham is employed as a senior lecturer and teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Accounting and Finance Division and Corporate and Executive Education Division of the Business School.

As well as teaching Graham is also involved in course/module development and undertakes some research activities that enhance the teaching of management accounting subjects.

Career overview

Graham began working in industry and qualified as an accountant whilst working. His 17 years practical experience include periods working in manufacturing and service sectors and includes roles ranging from management accounting to finance director.

Following a career as a management accountant and manager Graham moved into professional education with BPP, a company specialising in education for the business professions. Graham began teaching accounting students but held several management positions within the company and was a Director of BPP Business Education. In 2004 he was part of a team that successfully applied for and obtained taught degree awarding powers and subsequently became the Dean of BPP Business School, now part of BPP University.

In 2009 he moved to Nottingham Trent University as a lecturer and researcher in management accounting. Graham briefly returned to the private sector in 2010 to take up the post of Dean of Academic Studies at the London School of Commerce, but returned to NTU in 2011.

Graham holds academic qualifications of: BA Business, MBA, DBA (Business), DBA (Higher Education Management), MA Education, MSc (e-Learning), PG Dip Academic Practice; and professional body memberships of: FCMA, CGMA, MCMI, FHEA, MAUA

Research areas

Graham has a research interest in management accounting in support of strategy and also management accounting education.

External activity

Graham is CIMA qualified and a member of the CIMA Expert Review Group.

He has worked with professional bodies on syllabus development and assessment issues, which include the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Institute of Directors.