About the Author
Mary Carey is a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the Department of Accounting, Governance and Information Management. She trained as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton in London working within the audit department. She lectures in financial accounting and taxation and has a great deal of experience in delivering accounting courses for non-accounting students. Cathy Knowles is a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the Department of Accounting, Governance and Information Management. She trained as a chartered management accountant with Unilever plc in London. She has held various management accounting posts with Marks and Spencer plc and H J Heinz Ltd, where she became Financial Controller for New Business Development. She lectures in management accounting at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Jane Towers-Clark is programme director of the BSc in Applied Accounting programme at Oxford Brookes University. Jane trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in London, going on to work in Singapore and Australia as a lecturer and auditor before returning to the UK. Jane obtained her Diploma in Education in 2007 and starts her Doctorate in Education with the Institute of Education in October 2010.