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Introduction to the Role of Accounting and its Importance
Roles within Accounting
Responsibility and Sustainability
Activity: Can you trust an accountant?

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David Thompson is a senior Lecturer in Accounting and Programme Leader for the Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Derby. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. David studied a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Engineering at the university of Nottingham. He has specialised in audit, with professional experience with three Chartered Accountancy Practices in Derbyshire. He holds Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualifications. David is also the programme Leader for the collaborative partner provision of Accounting and Finance, which provides Accounting degree programmes in Malaysia and Singapore. His research interests focus on audit and governance.

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Join David Thompson as he looks beyond the numbers and explores the role of accounting and its importance in our modern day society. He will also be taking an in-depth look at the roles within accounting, and also discussing responsibility and sustainability within the sector. David then poses a research task in which you'll ask yourself the question: can you trust an accountant?

University of Derby

University of Derby

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is the only university in Derby and Derbyshire. They offer industry-relevant, expert teaching, study and research. The University of Derby is a place where you can live your dream, where you can realise your vision for your future. It's a place where you can truly be yourself and where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world. They have a long and proud heritage of using their knowledge and innovation to support the prosperity of the Derbyshire region, the nation and around the world. Their strong industry links, expert academics and real-world classroom facilities equip and prepare students to fulfil their potential, whatever their background.

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