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Mrs Beverly Vickerstaff

Job: Deputy Dean

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 2551 551 x6717




Personal profile

Beverly Vickerstaff has held a variety of roles, within the Faculty, over a 30-year career at DMU, including Interim PVC/Dean, Associate Dean Academic; Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance; and Head of Quality.

Beverly’s initial qualification was as a Chartered Accountant and she became an FCA in 1989. Later she graduated with a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the Open University and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from DMU. In 2018 she became a Reader in Leadership, Learning and Teaching.

As Head of Accounting and Finance she ran one of the largest Accounting and Finance Departments in the country. Its success has been underpinned by its outstanding teaching record and excellent exemption profile. She commenced work in the Department as a part-time lecturer before taking up a full-time position as a Senior Lecturer in financial accounting and taxation before gaining a Principal Lecturer position. Over the years she has acted as module leader, programme leader, personal tutor, placement supervisor, admissions tutor, undergraduate provisions co-ordinator, PSRB manager and graduation reader. Prior to commencing her academic career Beverly worked within the accounting profession and as an accountant in industry.

Beverly enjoys finding time to spend ballroom dancing and has three grown up daughters and three grandchildren of whom she is exceptionally proud.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Accounting and Finance Education (CAFE)

Areas of teaching

International Taxation Policy

Personal Taxation

Business Taxation

Financial Reporting



Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA)

MSc Accounting and Finance

BSc Mathematical Studies


Courses taught

MSc Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Business Management


Accounting and Economics

Business and Management

Business Management and Finance

Economics and Finance


Accounting Studies

Business and Finance

ACCA Papers F6, F7 and P6

Honours and awards

25 year Long Service Award 2015; Finalist Unsung Hero Oscar Awards 2015

Membership of professional associations and societies


Conference attendance


Consultancy work

Visiting Lecturer University of Warwick 2009-2012; Author; Johal and Vickerstaff (2012) Financial Accounting, Hodder Education.