Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Christopher Soan

Senior Lecturer in Accounting


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance department of the Newcastle University Business School and currently Senior Tutor for the Business Accounting and Finance Degree Programme.

I have a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Newcastle University and am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), by profession.  Before becoming an academic in 2010, I worked in two of the ‘big four’ accountancy practices in Newcastle as well as in industry in both the private and public sectors.

Previous roles at the Business School have been Director of Professional Engagement and joint Degree Programme Director for the Business Accounting and Finance 'flying start' degree.  My lecture subjects are in Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Audit & Assurance.

I was previously Chairman for two years of the ICAEW Tyne and Wear Branch and am currently President of the ICAEW Northern Chartered Accountant Student Society (“NCASS”), Honorary Secretary of the ICAEW Northern Society of Chartered Accountant and Treasurer of the North Tyneside Swimming Club.


My current teaching is as follows: 

Undergraduate Teaching
Accounting and Finance BA 

Introduction to Financial Accounting - ACC1010

Financial Accounting - ACC3001 (including Corporate Governance and Risk Management) 

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting - NBS8147

Flying Start Programme - BA Business Accounting and Finance ('BAF')

Audit & Assurance ACC2064

Financial Accounting for Business ACC2066




Accountability in employee-owned and co-operative organisations, as part of my PhD.