Mrs Donna Kavanagh

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: HU3.88, Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: 0116 207 8569




Personal profile

Donna started her accountancy career in practice gaining a solid foundation in the preparation of financial statements for smaller clients. She then moved into industry and worked in various senior Management Accounting roles for a multinational automotive company.

Her ten years in industry gave Donna a wealth of experience to share with the students and make their learning experience more interesting and understandable. Donna qualified as a Management Accountant with CIMA during this time and subsequently moved into teaching professional accountancy qualifications in 2008.  Donna joined DMU at the start of 2014 as a lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2019.  

Donna is keen for the employability skills of the students to complement their academic ability and so has been involved in organising several employability conferences for the undergraduates.  In addition, Donna is a placement mentor supporting students on their placement year and she feels that her industry experience helps her in this role. 

Areas of teaching

Management Accounting


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

Decision Management

Advanced Decision Management

Previously:  Management Accounting

                     ACCA F5.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants  (CIMA) - 2006 to current date

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - 2001 to current date