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Southampton Business School

Mr Richard Cartwright BSc, ACA, FHEA

Principal Teaching Fellow

Mr Richard Cartwright
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Richard is a Non Executive Director, Chartered Accountant, Deputy Head of the Department of Accounting, a member of the University Senate and a former member of the University Council.

Having completed his BSc in Economics at the University of Birmingham, he started his career working as an auditor at KPMG where he completed his ACA. Richard moved into Higher Education in 2012 working at Southampton Solent University where he completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and obtained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He joined Southampton Business School in 2015.

Richard specialises in teaching Financial Accounting and Audit and is interested in the role of extra and co-curricular activities in supporting the learning and professional development of students, graduates and professionals.

He has pioneered the use of ICAEW educational films at universities and regularly presents sessions using them at conferences in the U.K. and abroad.

Off campus, Richard is a Non Executive Director at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, a Governor at Motability and an Independent External Member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the National Audit Office.  He is an active member of his professional institute, a member of ICAEW Council and a former Chair of their Assessment Committee.

Richard has also worked for the Department for Education in the development of their forthcoming T Level in Accounting.

In 2018 Richard was included in the Shaw Trust Power List, a listing of the 100 most influential disabled people in the U.K.

Richard has assumed responsibility as Southampton Business Schools lead for the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Post Graduate Research and Taught Experience Surveys (PRES and PTES).

Link Tutor,

  • MANG2066 Principles of Audit and Tax, 
  • MANG3015 Auditing Module Leader
The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List – The 100 Most Influential Disabled People in the UK 2018
SUSU Academic Awards - Best Feedback Winner 2016
ICAEW - Everybody Counts Awards Winner 2013
ICAEW / CABA - Inspiration Prize Winner 2009

Conference Contributions – Other:

ICAEW HEI Conference – January 2019:

  • Establishing a community of practice between universities to enhance the student experience through competition, Susan Whittaker, Helen Scott, Nicola Horner and Clodagh Hegarty
  • Embedding the use of ICAEW Films into Accounting Curricula

Guest Lectures:

  • Dealing with Dilemmas, University of Zaragoza International Week 2019, Zaragoza, Spain
  • False Assurance, University of Zaragoza International Week 2018, Zaragoza, Spain


Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List

University of Southampton Public Policy – Evidence to Policy Blog 2019

University of Southampton Public Policy – Evidence to Policy Blog 2017

Various News Articles:                        

Finance and Management Magazine January 2017 - Sustainability

SOSCA Newsletter January 2017 – ICAEW Partnership with Southampton Business School

Chartech Magazine November / December 2015 – Use of IT in Education


Mr Richard Cartwright
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/5035

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