Lecturer in Accounting and Finance (2 posts)

Job Summary

Our portfolio of courses provide vocationally-relevant theory and develop applied accounting and finance skills. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records.


Your responsibilities will involve teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You might currently be in an academic or professional role, but either way you will need teaching/training experience, in addition to relevant accounting and finance knowledge. You will be educated to Degree Level with membership of a professional accounting body. A PhD in an accounting related area would be advantageous.


Research within this area of Aberdeen Business School includes: accounting education; gender and emancipatory issues related to accounting practice and the profession; accountability and transparency in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors; and market-based accounting research. Research is disseminated at academic and business events and published in high profile journals and professional monographs. Several research areas are highly regarded for evidenced impact on: international standard setting agendas, international professional accounting education, and informing contemporary debates about audit skills and transparency reporting.


Full time and part time hours may be considered.

Part-time applicants that will require sponsorship may be considered in line with UKVI sponsorship requirements.


Informal enquiries for this role are welcome and should be addressed to Brenda Paver, Academic Strategic Lead, b.paver@rgu.ac.uk 


Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.


Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.


Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - Accounting & Finance

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibilities

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have general knowledge and experience of accounting and finance. This post is to fulfil teaching duties within areas such as financial and management accounting, business ethics, taxation.



*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree

Membership of professional body such as ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent


Knowledge of accounting and finance related areas.


Previous teaching or training experience either in an academic setting or commercial environment.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in accounting related area.


Supervision of students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.



Behaviour 1: Communication Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiringcareful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in aclear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/studyrelated problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficultwelfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those inconsiderable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching ortraining; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks;developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research Experience of identifying or designing data gathering andanalytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reportsthat identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timelymanner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen workingrelationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a sharedinterest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of theorganisation


Salary:  £35,326 - £50,296.00 per year

Position Type: Full Time & Part Time, Permanent 35 hours per week

Closing date: 15/5/2022

Apply here.

RGU Header strip.jpg