Vinita Mithani is a lecturer in the Accounting & Finance Department. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - ICAEW) and has over fifteen years' experience in Practice.
She was previously a senior manager in a City firm of accountants servicing owner managed businesses. She managed her clients' personal and corporate tax planning, tax compliance, statutory audit and financial reporting.
She has also been internal group accountant for a FTSE 250 company and helped them transit from UK Accounting Standards to Internation Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
More recently she was Head of Finance in a commercial organisation; during that time, Vinita was a part-time Accounting lecturer at the University.
As from the 16/17 academic year, Vinita has moved across fully into academia, but she continues to strive to bring her practical experience into her teaching to make the subject real and relevant to her students. She is fellow member of the Higher Education Academy having completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching & Supporting Learning)
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND IMPACT ACTIVITIES
Her research interests lie in the field of auditor independence and audit regulation. She has written a couple of opinion articles in the ICAEW's Economia Online Magazine. She has also recently given written and oral evidence and acted as advisor to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Parliamentary Select Committee in relation to their inquiry into the future of audit in the UK.
Vinita completed her schooling in Mauritius, where she won a national award for her performance at the Cambridge Board A levels for which she received a British Council scholarship for a Bachelor's Degree in the UK.
She holds a First Class Honours BSc Econ degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she also won numerous subject prizes.
Vinita also won a national prize for her ICAEW exams performance, coming fifth overall in the UK at the professional exams to gain her Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification.