Victoria Cromwell

ACCA F4 subject expert

Victoria is an English qualified lawyer with over 12 years post-qualification experience, primarily in the field of insolvency and corporate restructuring. After spending the majority of her career in practice, working in the City of London for Addleshaw Goddard & Linklaters, in 2010 Victoria became a professional support lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, supporting the restructuring & insolvency team with legal updates, training and also authoring articles for academic journals. Victoria has now brought this wealth of experience to the field of professional education, and she is the subject expert at APC for ACCA F4 (Corporate & Business Law) and CIMA C05 (Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance & business Law).

Steve Chan

APC Professional Course Director,Senior Tutor

Steve began his career as an auditor, and now he works as a finance director in a HK company, and also dedicates himself to education. As an ACCA, CIMA qualified accountant as well as a member from Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI) , Steve brings his specialized knowledge in accounting and auditing. Steve has a comprehensive understanding of how the business world works, and in his classes he uses lots of real life examples to help students prepare to work in similar situations. Steve is constantly invited by ACCA to provide free courses to help with ACCA students from all around the world.

David Evans

Expert in Financial Management and experienced marker

David is a very experienced ACCAP4 and F9 tutor who has just completed his 23rd year of teaching these papers, or their equivalents under the previous ACCA syllabus. He has taught in London, Bristol, Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius and Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and now he is the tutor here at ACCA APC. David is the author of Kaplan’s ‘A students’ guide to Corporate Finance and Financial Management’ which is an excellent foundation for studying both P4 and F9, and which is also a core text or recommended reading for Finance modules at 15 UK Universities. He is an experienced marker, having marked for many years for a number of professional accountancy exam bodies and he likes to illustrate his lectures with examples of good and bad exam technique. His teaching style is to explain technical topics and difficult theory in a very clear, simple, and exam focussed way, giving students an easy to follow step by step approach to tackling even the most complex exam questions. David was shortlisted for the PQ Awards ‘Tutor of the Year’ in 2014.

Jim Bowes

APC P3 Expert Lecturer, Examiner and Consultant

Jim has significant experience within industry , having worked for various companies including 24 years with IBM. He has held a variety of roles including various Finance and Change Management posts. His passion is helping people succeed in their desired careers and currently works as an Independent Consultant / lecturer at several universities and educational establishments across Scotland. He also delivers Chartered Management Institute courses and is an examiner for the ACCA RAP project ( part requirement in fulfilling BSc Accounting). Jim is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) ,the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) as well as holding a BA ( Accountancy) MBA and CIMA qualification.

Ian Janes

Ian is a highly experienced tutor of professional accountancy papers, specializing in ACCA papers P5 and F5 and CIMA papers P1 and P2. A dual academic prize winner, including a first prize in his ACCA taxation paper, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was shortlisted for Public Sector Lecturer of the Year by PQ Magazine. He has spent many years as a Senior Lecturer in the UK university sector, and has practical audit experience from his time at Price Waterhouse Coopers (formerly Coopers and Lybrand) Chartered Accountants. Ian is a Senior Examiner for several professional bodies, and also has considerable experience teaching finance to non-financial managers. Furthermore, he has published many articles in the journals of the professional bodies.

Alan Lewin

Senior tutor, examiner for professional exams

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.

Kieran Maguire

Senior tutor, Qualified accountant, Accounting Body Examiner, Expert in Accounting and Finance

Kieran has been teaching ACCA P2 (and its predecessors) since 1989. He is a chartered accountant who has also a wealth of experience lecturing financial and corporate reporting to students, accountants, lawyers, bankers and business owners, in the UK, USA, Russia, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond. He won the PQ Magazine Finance Lecturer of the Year award in 2010, as well as many other teaching and lecturing awards. Kieran has been regularly interviewed by the BBC, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and Stanford University, as well as many local media outlets for his knowledge of financial issues and his ability to make complex topics understandable. Kieran has also been an examiner for professional accounting exams, and applies his knowledge in lectures, focusing on techniques, and topics.

Associate Professor Dr. Janice Toh (Registered OBU mentor)

Registered OBU mentor, Deputy Head of Penang Branch Campus, TAR UC

Associate Professor Dr. Janice Toh (Registered OBU mentor) She has facilitated various management and finance workshops as well as presented several finance papers at national and international finance and management conferences. Prior to her current position, she has more than four years of working experience in the manufacturing and banking industries within the administrative, operations and credit departments. She is a Certified MyTRIZ Level 1 instructor and Certified MATRIZ Level 3. She has conducted several TRIZ workshops for the undergraduates of TAR University College. Besides, she is also a Certified Buzan Licensed Instructor and has conducted Mind-Mapping® courses for teachers and students of primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Besides, she is also the Registered online mentor for Oxford Brooke University and Master Project Supervisor for Wawasan Open University. She strongly upholds the life-long learning spirit and has continued to explore her research not only in the area of accounting and finance, but also in thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, she is also involved in TRIZ fashionista, looking into the possibilities of applying TRIZ models and tools in the fashion industry. Fashion industry is a sector notorious for its high rate of business casualties and short product lifecycle. This has triggered her interest to explore extensively in this area with the aim to provide an insight to the practitioners as to how they could use TRIZ models and tools to serve as fantastic springboards for their business. Her Publications: Toh, G.G. and Z. Ahmad. (2010). “Does Malaysian Investors’ Judgement Exhibit Reference Dependence?” Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 6, No. 1, 109-133. Swee, Nikalus S.L., Yip, M.W., Chee, S.K., Tai S.C. and Toh, G.G. (2013). “Managing EWaste Using Triz.” International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 19-22. Swee, Nikalus S.L., Yip, M.W., Chee, S.K., Tai S.C. and Toh, G.G. (2014). “Improving Energy Efficiency Using TRIZ.” Journal of Clean Energy Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 149- 154. Yip, M.W., Keong, C.S., Swee, N.S.L., Tai, S.C., and Toh G.G. (2014). “Best Practice of Systematic Innovation Approach: A Case Study of TRIZ in Manufacturing Industry.” International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology.