LSBF Accounting Faculty
Our people are responsible for creating the ethos of success in which the business leaders of tomorrow thrive.
Comprising highly qualified, seasoned business professionals and academics from around the world, our faculty are dedicated to ensuring students succeed in every endeavour, from gaining chartered accreditation to achieving career enhancing qualifications.
On-hand to support you, they provide invaluable knowledge and insight, acquired from years spent at the highest levels of business and academia.
Faculty of Accounting
Accounting is a fundamental aspect of every business. This importance is reflected in the strength of our faculty. Our multi-accredited tutors are here to bring you the benefit of their vast experience at leading financial organisations and academic institutions. Their insight and drive will empower you to push on and find success of your ownROB SOWERBY ACMA
Professional Courses Director
ROB SOWERBY ACMA
Professional Courses Director
Rob has taught professional and masters courses for over 20 years, in both London and throughout the world. He has gained an excellent reputation for his accessible, entertaining and motivational tuition.
Rob formerly worked in industry as a management accountant and financial analyst, and has been the director of the Professional School for the past four years.
Rob currently teaches ACCA F2, F5, F9 CIMA P3, T4
Professional Courses Director
Robert Wood FCMA FCCA MBA
Professional Courses Director
FCCA and FCMA qualified, Robert brings over 25 years of professional and academic experience to LSBF. Highly qualified by merit of holding a BSc, MBA and PGCE, he has a comprehensive understanding of the business world.
Robert has lectured at financial institutions across the country, holding senior positions such as Deputy Managing Director of ACCA and CIMA courses. Previously Financial Director of a successful manufacturing company, he is a management accountancy expert.
Robert currently teaches ACCA F7, P3 CIMA F2, E3, T4
Paul Merison BA ACA
Paul is the director of ACCA studies and brings to LSBF over 17 years of experience. He was named Accountancy Lecturer of the Year at the 2013 PQ Awards.
As the youngest ever District Society President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Paul knows what it takes to stand out. He has taught in 20 countries worldwide and has mentored tutors in Toronto, London and Singapore. Paul’s classes often have the best attendance records.
Paul currently teaches ACCA P7, F8
Francis Braganza FCA
A lecturer, entrepreneur and published academic, Francis has co-founded two professional training institutions. He has taught financial analysis, accounting and reporting for more than 30 years, earning Lecturer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards from PQ Magazine.
His in-depth knowledge of business and finance allows him to make regular contributions to CIMA and ACCA course manuals. This detailed, up-to-date understanding of the industry has also led to him having numerous articles published in leading accountancy journals.
Francis currently teaches ACCA F3 F7 CIMA F2
Martin Jones ACCA MBA
Martin is a qualified accountant with a specialist interest in Financial Reporting and Auditing. Soon after qualifying he began working as a manager for global powerhouse company, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As an established expert in his field, Martin's writings feature regularly in PQ and the ACCA published Student Accountant magazine. He continues to maintain strong contacts at both. Martin is also a respected speaker who has spoken at high profile legal institutions such as the Lincoln's Inn of Court.
Martin currently teaches ACCA F8, P2
David Laws ACCA
Awarded MSc and BSc degrees from Washington State and Hull University respectively, David has a strong, international academic background. He gained ACCA and ACCA accreditation following a career in Mathematics.
David has worked at the heart of the ACCA, brought in as Syllabus Adviser due to his insight and industry knowledge. He has over a decade of lecturing experience, making him a key asset to LSBF's accounting department.
David currently teaches ACCA F1, P3, P5 CIMA E3, T4
Carolyn Napier ACCA
With almost twenty years spent dedicated to lecturing, Carolyn is one of LSBF's most experienced and knowledgeable tutors. Formerly a chemistry academic, Carolyn trained as a chartered accountant, gaining ACCA qualification before moving into professional training.
Having held Senior Lecturer positions at several premium financial schools, including Kaplan Financial, Carolyn is a widely respected authority on both advanced and general taxation.
Carolyn currently teaches ACCA F6, P6
Debbie Crossman ACCA
As a qualified Barrister, Debbie has taught law on accountancy courses for many years. She has taught many thousands of students towards learning not just 'the law' but more critically how to deconstruct a question and construct a coherent answer. For that reason, many work colleagues can be truly grateful for the on-going benefit that this has brought to many students' further studies.
Debbie has also developed the core law study materials used by countless other tutors during her time at many tuition providers. Debbie has always been one of a kind and it is as such that we can be thankful that she has chosen to grace accountancy training with her knowledge, hard work and enthusiasm.
Frederick Aikon ACCA
ACCA accredited, Frederick is a seasoned tutor, with an enviable academic record. He earned first-class honours in his Bachelor of Commerce degree, has an MBA and a Diploma in Education (with Distinction). He also has experience as director and lecturer for respected professional courses nationwide.
As a professional, Frederick has worked at the highest level with the very best. This includes his role as Financial and Administrative Manager at Financial Business and Training Consultants in London.
Frederick currently teaches ACCA F9, P2, P4 CIMA F3
Philip Brabin ACCA
Philip graduated in Economics & Politics from the University of Bath. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP, a UK top 20 firm of accountants within their audit department. Philip spent a total of seven years in practice and is a member of the ACCA.
Philip currently teaches ACCA F3, CIMA C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and CIMA C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
Feroza Cooper CPA
Feroza is a highly qualified professional and academic. Aside from holding a MSc from Boston University, she studied at UC Berkley (whose alumni have won 70 Nobel prizes between them). Feroza has also lectured at the research intensive University of Surrey.
As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she has undertaken consultancy projects in leading industries, spanning across three continents. She has also has vital professional experience with business leaders such as Ernst and Young, and is a member of the American Accounting Association.
Feroza currently teaches ACCA F2, F8
Jennifer Cummins ACCA
Jennifer studied at one of the world's most renowned business institutions, University College Dublin. Winning a level 1 prize when qualifying for ACCA accreditation, Jennifer's strong academic reputation is rivalled only by achievements made in her professional career.
Working for global financial giants including Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, Jennifer is an expert in market analysis. Regularly meeting with international and regional heads of department, she plays a vital role in streamlining and reviewing Foreign Exchange business operations.
Jennifer currently teaches ACCA F2, F5, P1 CIMA C1
Marcus Dankwah ACCA
With almost a decade of international private and public sector experience, Marcus has a crucial understanding of what is required to be successful in financial management and strategy. He gained his ACCA accreditation whilst at Emile Woolf College and the Financial Training Company.
Marcus has worked for several leading London business schools, holding various lecturing positions. Professionally qualified in several disciplines, he specialises in teaching CIMA and ACCA.
Marcus currently teaches ACCA F1, F5, P5 CIMA P1, P2
Zainab Hameer FCCA
Studying in Tanzania before moving to the UK and gaining ACCA accreditation, Zainab exemplifies LSBF's international business ethos.
Prior to lecturing, Zainab was employed by several accountancy firms as a senior member of their accounts and auditing teams.
Zainab currently teaches ACCA F2, F3, F6, F7, P6 CIMA C1
Joscelyn McInnes Solicitor
Joscelyn is a highly driven, legal and business professional. As a qualified solicitor, she has been lecturing on law and finance in a career spanning over fifteen years. Her knowledge in both sectors is extensive, having taught ACCA, CIMA and AAT at several of London's leading business schools, as well as writing exam questions for ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA.
Ambition propelled Joscelyn to the top of the legal career ladder, being made Partner at two firms, including Argles and Court where she was charged with running one of their major offices.
Joscelyn currently teaches ACCA F4 CIMA C4
Sergei Molchanov MA
Sergei has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in accountancy and teaching. This career was built upon the strong foundations of an undergraduate degree in banking, and a postgraduate degree in accountancy.
His first three positions, including at PWc, concentrated on auditing and tax. He then applied his in-depth academic and practical knowledge to become an ACCA examiner. This experience was immensely useful when he began to teach accountancy, both in his native Russia and elsewhere, which finally led him to LSBF. As an authority on accounting and taxation, Sergei has sold over 200,000 books.
Elly Otieno ACCA
Elly is a truly global academic, studying at Strathmore, one of Africa's most prestigious financial universities, before moving to the UK to continue his education.
After working in both the private and public sector, and passionate about business development, Elly decided to focus on lecturing. Holding positions at Yorkshire College and Bradford University, his classes have seen exemplary pass rates.
Elly currently teaches ACCA F2, F8 CIMA C3
Hafeez Qazi ACMA
As a member CIMA and AIA, Hafeez is a vastly experienced accountant and academic. ACMA qualified, he has specialist knowledge of management accountancy across several major industries, including textiles and health-care.
Hafeez has lectured at numerous business colleges across the UK. With a great understanding for all things financial, Hafeez teaches a wide range of subjects at LSBF, including ACCA, CIMA and Postgraduate Certificates in Accounting & Finance.
Hafeez currently teaches ACCA F3, F5 CIMA C1, P1
Tutor Yelda Arif
Yelda holds an ACCA accredited degree in Accounting and Finance from the business-focused Middlesex University.
She has worked for multi-partnered accountancy firms based across Central London, she specialised in working with charities, liaising regularly with her clients with responsibility for the day-to-day analysis and reporting of important client accounts. Yelda is also bilingual, and her fresh insight into finance is instrumental in helping students qualify for ACCA certification.
Yelda currently teaches ACCA F1, F3 CIMA C2, F1
Neal Beaumont ACMA
CIMA accredited, Neal has taught multiple business disciplines for almost three decades. After working as an auditor for General Electric and British Aerospace, Neal dedicated his time to lecturing.
He has taught at several of the UK's leading business schools, preparing students for ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AAT and BA examinations. Well renowned for his financial acumen, Neal was asked by Oxford to lecture on ACCA. He now teaches exclusively for LSBF.
Neal currently teaches ACCA F5, P5 CIMA P1, P2
Issac Osei-Kwame ACIB MBA
As an ACIB and MBA holder, Issac is an expert in business and accountancy. Published by CIMA for his work on Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics, he has a multifaceted insight into the inner workings of the finance industry.
Replace with - With more than ten years of experience in teaching professional and degree courses, Isaac has a proven track record of guiding students to academic and career success. He also has significant management expertise, allowing you to pick up vital management and organisational skills.
Issac currently teaches ACCA F1 CIMA C4, E1, E2, E3
Brigita Petrova ACCA
Brigita has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and control from the University of World and National Economy, Bulgaria. After her graduation, she worked in various roles in accounts before moving on to the finance department of London City Airport. Whilst there, Brigita completed her ACCA studying at LSBF.
Brigita engages her students by combining a positive and entertaining teaching style with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. She is a very popular tutor.
Suzanne Tilley ACCA
As an ICAEW member with a BSc in Accounting and Financial Management, Suzanne has used her fine academic background to build a successful career in business.
Working for financial giants such as Grant Thornton and CLS Holdings, Suzanne has been involved in multiple international investment deals, with responsibility for the overseeing of major company accounts. Her combination of practical and theoretical knowledge makes her an invaluable member of the LSBF faculty.
Tracey Willsea BA
Possessing a detailed theoretical knowledge underpinned by an extensive background in management, Tracey has a detailed understanding of what is required to succeed in marketing.
She has held senior positions with a number of leading retailers, including Harrods and multinational wholesaler Makro. CIM accredited, Tracey specialises in marketing environment and marketing communications.
Tracey currently teaches ACCA F1 CIMA E1, E2
Joel specialises in Financial Management papers, taking an exam focused approach in class. He has over 10 years’ experience teaching CIMA and ACCA, both in the UK and Overseas. Prior to teaching he qualified with CIMA whilst working at British Airways, and has a BSc Accountancy & Finance from Loughborough University.
Tutor and Academic Mentor
Md. Anwar Hossain MBA CMgr MCMI MIC
Tutor and Academic Mentor
Anwar has substantial experience in mentoring bachelor degree research and master’s degree research. He has gained a BSc and MBA from the University of Roehampton. Furthermore he is currently working towards a PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is also a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and a Chartered Member (MCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute.
Anwar has completed the Mentor Development Workshop at Oxford Brookes University. His academic background gives him a unique perspective on report writing that is often missing in professional training. Anwar has mentored over 150 students and has achieved an 85% pass rate many at A grade.
Natalya has over 10 years of experience in international finance, including managing a finance department. After gaining a First Class BSc in Economics (Honours) from TSUE, Uzbekistan's leading university in finance, she went on to achieve an ACCA qualification.
With honed analytical, management, and motivational skills, she enjoys teaching in multicultural environments as she has lived in Asia, America, and Europe.