Thomas Spencer

Tom Spencer

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


As programme leader for the BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance programme Tom has overall responsibility for the design, content and delivery of the programme to students. He liaises with relevant accrediting professional bodies (ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CIMA) and works closely with the team to ensure that the programme meets rigorous academic standards and provides students with the opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and attributes.

Tom also runs a range of modules including Corporate Reporting and Corporate Governance and Risk Management to final year students.

Career overview

Prior to beginning his role at Nottingham Trent University Tom qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) with Streets LLP. Following qualification Tom moved to EY where he worked as an auditor where he worked on a range of clients from listed companies to smaller, owner managed businesses.

Research areas

Tom has undertaken research focusing on the Fire and Rescue Services which has focused primarily on the accountability of the service in England. This research has specifically focused on the Statements of Assurance produced by Fire and Rescue Services and he is about to undertake research on the form, function, nature and purpose of the new Independent Inspectorate for Fire and Rescue Services in England.

He also has research interests in the area of pedagogy in Accounting and Finance.

External activity

Tom is a committee member on the Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln Society of Chartered Accountants (NDLSCA) which forms part of the ICAEW.

Tom currently performs the role of External Examiner for the BA(Hons) Accountancy programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is also part of the assessment team for the ACCA Financial Reporting (F7) paper.

Course(s) I teach on

  • Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Sandwich | 2018