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Mrs Donna Kavanagh

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8569




Personal profile

Having commenced my accountancy career in Practice, I gained a solid foundation in the preparation of financial statements for smaller clients. I then moved into Industry and worked in a senior Management Accounting role for a multinational automotive company.

My ten years in industry gave me a wealth of experience to share with the students and make their learning experience more interesting and understandable. Having qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during this time, I am also equipped to educate our students theoretically and academically to prepare them degree.

My primary focus now relates to the teaching area of Management Accounting which I teach from first year through to final year. I also teach this field in the ACCA professional qualification at DMU. Furthermore I am involved in employability at the university and we arrange regular employability conferences to help the students become more employable and to know what the employer expects.

In addition I am also a placement mentor for the university and enjoy visiting the students during their placement year and supporting them during this time.

Areas of teaching

I currently teach and am module leader for first year Management Accounting. I also teach on second year Decision Management and final year Advanced Decision Management. In addition I teach on ACCA paper F5 Performance Management.


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA and CGMA)

Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Teaching Sector (DTLLS) Warwick University

Six Sigma Black Belt

Courses taught

ACFI1302 / 2420 / 3416. ACCA F5.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (from 2006). Member of Association of Accounting Technicians (from 2001)

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