Professor of Accounting

Egham, United Kingdom
11 Apr 2024
11 May 2024
Full Time

Department of Accounting and Financial Management

Location: Egham
Salary: Competitive and within our professorial range, depending on knowledge, skills and experience.   Salary will include both London Allowance and HOD Supplement.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Reference: 1223-531

The School of Business and Management seeks to appoint a professor to join the Accounting and Financial Management Department.

This full-time position has two elements: Professor of Accounting (full-time, permanent) and Head of the Accounting and Financial Management Department (three years with the opportunity for renewal for one year).

As a Professor of Accounting, you will contribute across the Research and Teaching areas as detailed below. As a department, we are committed to multidisciplinary and responsible research in accounting that engages with contemporary debates in policy, business, and society.

As Head of Department, you will be an active member of the School Executive Board and will provide strategic leadership to members of the Department, ensuring that the work of the Department is aligned with the aims and strategy of the School of Business and Management.


The School of Business and Management is an AACSB accredited School - part of an exclusive group of less than 6% of the world's business schools. Its strategic vision is to be recognised as a centre of excellence, inspiring and empowering students and staff to realise their full potential for the benefit of society. Inspired by the history and values of Royal Holloway, University of London as a leader for progressive education, we embed issues of ethics, sustainability, and inclusion as core parts of our distinctive offering.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive environment where faculty and students can tackle the big questions facing business and society, immersing all with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the emergent, rapidly changing digital world.

Our research themes are wide-ranging, but all have one thing in common: they all aim to make a difference, from local communities to global impact. The 2021 Research Excellence framework indicated 82% of our research to be 'world-leading or internationally excellent', placing us at the top quartile in terms of outputs in the UK. Our reputation is reflected in our rankings:

  • The Complete University Guide 2024 - The Accounting and Financial Management Group is ranked 32nd in the UK. 
  • The Times Higher Education World Ranking 2023 - We are ranked 41st overall in the UK and in the top 400 universities in the world.

To deliver on our shared research strategy, the School has the following structure for research and impact generation.

  • Five discipline-based research departments: Accounting and Financial Management; Marketing; Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies; Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship; Digital Innovation and Management.
  • Three Research Centres: Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS); Digital Organisation and Society (DOS); Centre for Critical and Historical Research on Organisations and Society (CHRONOS)

We are developing more research centres to cultivate activity in emerging disciplinary areas, business analytics, logistics and fintech, to name a few. The School is also a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

This is an exciting time to join us as we are looking to build on our current successes, heritage, and strategic location to become a leading department by investing in all areas of activity. We offer programmes at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, both nationally, from our Egham and Central London Campuses, and internationally, through our global partners, including Kaplan (Singapore) and Coursera. Additionally, the school is developing an ambitious portfolio of post-experience programmes.

The post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the University is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The postholder might be required to undertake some work at other locations, including at our Central London Campus.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Helen Tregidga ( or Professor Leonardo Rinaldi ( Co-Heads of the Accounting and Financial Management Department.

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1223-529

Closing Date: Open until filled

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

Further details:  Job Description & Person Specification (HOD) Job Description & Person Specification (Professor)