Peter Wood

Associate Faculty
Accounting and Finance Division

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Associate Faculty, Accounting and Finance


BCom (Hons) University of Birmingham
FCA Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
FCMA Fellow Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant


Peter Wood has been a part-time lecturer in Accounting & Finance at the Leeds University Business School since September 2011. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1965 with a BCom (Honours) degree, winning the prize for the best accounting student. He joined Robson Rhodes, Chartered Accountants, in Leeds and qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1968, becoming a Fellow in 1973.

He joined Tilling Construction Services Limited in 1970 as a Divisional Accountant, later becoming Group Accountant. He qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Peter joined Leeds Metropolitan University in 1975, initially as a senior lecturer, later becoming a principal lecturer and leader of the staff group responsible for teaching financial reporting and allied subjects. He taught undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses including courses delivered in Hong Kong. Whilst at Leeds Metropolitan he obtained a BEd degree. He retired (early!) from that University in 2007.

Peter has been heavily involved with many professional bodies throughout his career. He is currently an examination moderator / assistant examiner with CIMA and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and has previously filled similar roles with ICAEW, the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

He was a member of the examination committee of CIMA for many years and chaired a number of its sub-committees. He made quality inspection visits on behalf of CIMA to Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore) and Singapore. He is a past President of the West Yorkshire branch of CIMA.

Peter served on the Board for the Accreditation of Accountancy Educational Courses (which was responsible for awarding professional exemptions to universities) and chaired its committee responsible for Scotland and Ireland.

Peter has acted as an external examiner at a number of universities, including Teesside, West of England, Derby, Staffordshire and Edinburgh Napier.


Although no longer an active researcher Peter has particular interests in corporate governance and accounting education.



  • Accounting Theory and Practice CIPFA / BPP Publishing 2001


Other educational publications include:

  • Study guides for CIPFA Financial Accounting
  • Open learning material for ACCA (1990)
  • Relevance of marking schemes for professional examinations (private unpublished research funded by CIMA, joint with C. Waterston 1997).

Conference Presentations

Presentations to CIMA international lecturers conferences:

  • York (1989), Cambridge (1993 and 1995), Lancaster (1997) on various educational aspects of professional accounting.
  • “Towards  success in professional examinations” -  Dublin Business School, February 1999.

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