Professor Peter Moizer

Professor Peter Moizer


Professor Peter Moizer, formally Executive Dean (2008-2020), has been a Professor of Accounting at the Business School for over 30 years. He brings considerable experience of business, research and teaching and has helped build the Business School's reputation for excellence locally, nationally and internationally.

Professor Moizer trained as a chartered accountant with PWC. He sits on several committees, as Senior Moderator for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and as a Strategic Advisor to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

For eight years, Professor Moizer was a reporting member of the Competition Commission, covering the merger to create ITV, the market for home credit and various aspects of the BAA airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton).

Professor Moizer is Chair of the Russell Group Business School Deans Group of the Chartered Association of Business Schools; a Trustee of the Board of EFMD; and member of the EQUIS Committee. Professor Moizer is also a Trustee to the International Management Board at AMBA.


2001 to date               Reporting member of the Competition Commission
2000-2004 Academic member of the Council of the ICAEW
2003 to date Senior moderator of the Professional Level Examinations of the ICAEW
1989 to date Professor, University of Leeds
1993-2006 Joint editor, Accounting and Business Research
1987 to date Adviser to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund
1986-2003 Examiner for the ICAEW
1993-94 Consultant to the Department of Trade and Industry: Review of Auditors' Supervisory Bodies' Monitoring Arrangements
1979-89 Lecturer and senior lecturer, University of Manchester
1974-79 Audit senior and assistant manager, Price Waterhouse & Co.
1970-74 Part time research chemist with British Nuclear Fuels


Research interests

Professor Moizer conducts research primarily in the field of auditing and has been engaged in two substantial research projects: the corporate images of audit firms in the UK, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and New Zealand; and auditor dismissals and resignations in the UK. He has also undertaken research into the relationship between UK corporate management, institutional investors and investment analysts.


  • PhD, Manchester
  • MA, Oxford
  • MA (Econ), Manchester
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Student education

Accounting and Corporate Finance Modules, Singapore MBA
Accounting Module, UK Full-time MBA
Corporate Finance Module, UK Full-time MBA and MSc
Research Methods in Accounting and Finance Module, UK Full-time MA
Capital Market Theory, Financial Accounting Theory and Auditing Modules, Undergraduate level 3
Business Finance Module, Undergraduate level 2
Accounting Module, Undergraduate level 1