Alan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Leicester. Alan left accountancy practice in 1985 to start a career in lecturing, and then also became a consultant. He has more than 28 years of experience. Alan now specializes in writing about and teaching the subjects of auditing, corporate governance and management theories. He also has examination experience with CIMA, where he was chief examiner for 10 years, and more recently ACCA where he was F8 Audit and Assurance examiner for 5 years.