Mrs Mariam Essof

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 207 8964




Personal profile

Mariam is an experienced Senior Lecturer and a qualified Chartered Accountant having completed her studies and accreditation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) in 2007. She is now a member of the ICAEW and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy having completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education with Distinction in 2019.

Mariam has worked in public practice with several firms in Australia, the majority of her time being with PwC Brisbane in the Private Clients Sector. While at PwC, Mariam was also active within the internal training provision, preparing and providing training to staff on topical and relevant issues.

After 7 years in public practice, she decided to pursue a career in higher education when she worked with the University of Queensland and with several other education providers in Brisbane.

After relocating to the UK, Mariam joined DMU in 2013 and brings 17 years of experience into the classroom, bringing financial accounting and auditing to life for her students. Her students always comment on her ability to make the topics interesting and engaging for students, evidenced in receiving several nominations for the Vice Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Award (VCDTA).  

Mariam has a keen interest in teaching pedagogy, with special interest in formative assessment and is constantly developing innovative learning strategies that promote student engagement and active learning.

Areas of teaching

Financial Accounting

Audit and Assurance




HEA Fellow

TAE40110 (Australia) – Teaching in Vocational Education

Bachelor or Business (Accountancy)

Courses taught

Audit and Assurance

Financial Reporting

Financial Accounting

International Financial Reporting

Professional Communications

Computer Based Information Systems

Membership of external committees

Advisory Board Member at Merrydale Junior School: November 2019  - Current

Membership of professional associations and societies

Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) 2021 - Current

ICAEW December 2013  - Current

HEA Fellow 2019 - Current

ICAA July 2017 - December 2013