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.
Her research interests lie in the field of financial 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 to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Parliamentary Select Committee on their inquiry into the future of audit in the UK.