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Keith is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting joining the University of Huddersfield in November 2012. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in September 2013.

Keith is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years' experience in Local Government Finance. He has managed various finance activities including accountancy services, treasury management, internal audit, risk and governance.

From 2002 he was Chief Finance Manager at Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and in 2009 he moved to City of York Council to become the Assistant Director responsible for Financial Services.

With his extensive practical experience of managing the finance function in large public sector organisations, Keith is able to draw on this experience in the classroom to help students to relate to academic theory using real life examples from his working life.

Keith has even featured on the BBC’s Breakfast News, discussing the impact budget cuts are having on local councils.

Keith completed his Masters degree in Business Administration in 2003, with the subject of his research being the implementation of Medium Term Financial Planning in Local Government.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Audit Committee function in in Local Government 


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