Before I joined Norwich Business School in October 2012 I worked at BPP Professional Education for five years as a Subject Specialist.  My role meant that as well as teaching on professional qualifications courses I led specific papers, providing training and guidance to other tutors, preparing course materials and online lectures and generally trying to support my colleagues' teaching.  I carried out this role for ICAEW Advanced Level Corporate Reporting and Audit & Assurance, and for the ACCA paper P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics.  I was also involved in developing scholarship at BPP and organised the production of some of BPP's first Working Papers.

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 while working for Spicer and Oppenheim (subsequently part of Deloitte).  I worked as a manager in accountancy firms in the Thames Valley and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser.  I have been involved in education since 1996.

All Publications

Ellington, P., Williams, A.


Accounting academics’ perceptions of the effect of accreditation on UK accounting degrees,

in Accounting Education



pp. 501-521

Full Text UEA Repository



Teaching Interests

I am currently teaching Financial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting and Personal & Corporate Taxation.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

I have written for the student magazines produced by professional bodies on technical subjects such as this article on internal audit for ACCA Student Accountant and on study techniques, for example this article for the ICAEW publication VITAL

My BPP publications: Technical update or change in focus? A critical review of the IASB conceptual framework (August 2012);Niche Work (May 2012), and; Risk and Society – tax as a corporate social responsibility (March 2012) can be found at