Research at Leeds Beckett
About Dave Knight
Dave in a principal lecturer in the accounting subject group. He teaches on undergraduate courses, and previously has taught at post-graduate and professional level. He has been a course leader three times, an undergraduate programme leader, a professional body examiner, and is an external examiner.
Dave joined the University in the 1990s from "industry". Currently his main areas of expertise are financial reporting and the student experience. He graduated from the University of York and trained with and worked for the National Audit Office. He qualified as a CIPFA accountant and then worked in a variety of roles within local authorities, becoming an assistant city treasurer before joining the University.
Here at Leeds Beckett University in addition to his teaching roles he has been a very successful course leader and programme leader, and worked extensively on the wider student experience including taking the Faculty lead for the National Student Survey. His contribution on student experience was recognised with a Student Union award for enhancing education.
His main subject specialism is financial reporting. He teaches financial reporting at undergraduate level currently. He was the CIPFA examiner for the second year financial reporting paper for 4 years, and a CIPFA assessor at final level. He has been a Quality Assurance Agency assessor for accounting and is an active external examiner. His research has been in human asset accounting and in working capital management.
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introduction to Financial Statements
- Accounting Issues
- Strategic Planning and Control
- undergraduate Dissertation
Dave's work on student experience has limited his research output. His research has been in human asset accounting which was commissioned by a government agency, and more recently in working capital management in Nigerian listed companies.