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LSBU scoops three nominations for the Oscars of the accountancy profession

LSBU’s Accountancy, Finance and Economics division has been nominated in no less than three categories for the prestigious annual PQ Magazine awards
31 January 2017

LSBU’s Accountancy, Finance and Economics division, part of the University’s School of Business, has been nominated in no less than three categories for the prestigious annual PQ Magazine awards – dubbed the Oscars of the accountancy education profession.

LSBU has a real chance of winning a coveted ‘PQ’ award as the University has been shortlisted in three categories: Public Sector Lecturer of the Year, Personality of the Year and Public Sector Provider of the Year.

Mike Molan, Dean of the School of Business, and Anna Howard, Associate Professor of Enterprise Education at LSBU have both been nominated as ‘Personality of the Year in Accountancy’ and ‘Public Sector Lecturer of the Year, respectively.

LSBU’s Division of Accounting, Finance and Economics, part of the University’s School of Business has also received a third nomination for PQ’s Public Sector Provider award.

Just five colleges are shortlisted for the Public Sector Accountancy Body of the Year. LSBU will be fighting it out against BMTEC Sutton Coalfield, Farnborough College of Technology, South Devon College and the University of Derby for the coveted title.

The 14th annual PQ Magazine awards will be presented on 21st February at the Café de Paris in West London.

This year’s sponsors include all of the major accountancy bodies including the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT); the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Mike Molan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enhancement) and Dean of the School of Business at LSBU said, “It’s very good news that LSBU has been nominated for the PQ awards again this year. With three nominations it looks as though we might have a fighting chance of winning something this time.

“This nomination is testament to the robust strength and performance of LSBU’s accountancy and finance division as a training provider of successful candidates who go on to enter the profession.”

Reacting to news of the awards, Anna Howard, Associate Professor of Enterprise Education at LSBU said, “I was really pleasantly surprised to hear that we’d been nominated this year as I genuinely didn’t know that LSBU had been put forward in the first place as a candidate for the PQ awards by our colleague Senior Lecturer and Course Director, Danusia Wysocki.”

PQ editor, Graham Hambly, said: “It was another record year for entries this year. Just to get on the shortlist takes some doing.”

Anna Howard