Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Andrew Holden

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance



After taking my degree at Kings College London I joined a small firm of chartered accountants and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1993. I then joined KPMG, specialising in corporate tax, before joining BPP, a professional training company in 1995. I was appointed the managing director of BPP Newcastle in 1997 and successfully established the new branch over the next 5 years. In 2003 I joined Newcastle University.

Roles and Responsibilities

Academic Lead for Education Enhancement and Employability (Accounting & Finance Subject Group)

Faculty Programme Liaison Officer and Professional Standards Advisor

Accounting & Finance Undergraduate Admissions

Module leader for ACC3009, ACC3057 


1989 - BSc Joint Honours - Physiology and Pharmacology - Kings College London
1993 - ACA - Qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993

2004 - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice - Newcastle University

2010 - Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods - Newcastle University 

2018 - PhD (Newcastle University)

Previous Positions

1996 - 2002 - Managing Director BPP Newcastle Ltd
1993 - 1995 - Corporate tax advisor, KPMG Hull and Leeds


ICAEW member since 1993
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2006

Informal Interests

Golf, CAMRA and Nottingham Forest Football Club


Undergraduate Teaching

ACC3009 - Taxation in Accounting (Module Leader)
ACC3057 - Financial Accounting and Reporting (Module Leader)
ACC1012 - Professional Skills for Accounting and Finance


Research Interests

Accounting history, social accounting, historical accounting in healthcare, control within organisations, accountability.

Teaching and learning within accountancy education; improving efficiency and effectiveness of face to face and virtual learning. 

Current Work

Investigating the changing nature of funding in voluntary hospitals during the late nineteenth century in relation to both philanthropy and accountability.

Esteem Indicators

Won £500 best paper award at the Management History Research Group Workshop in July 2008 for paper, "Aaccounting and the moral economy of illness"


Accounting history, social accounting,  healthcare finance, accountability, accounting education.