Welcome to the Department of Economics, Accountancy and Finance

The Department of Economics, Accountancy and Finance is a forward-looking department offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As a department we strive to provide the best educational experience for all our students by combining excellence in learning and teaching with a strong and active research culture. All of our programmes are designed to provide a combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, as informed by employer expectations and research-based findings. 

Our growing portfolio of programmes is accredited by a number of professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The Department of Economics, Accountancy and Finance offers a range of programmes in:

Explore our courses.

Meet the team

Head of Department

Academic Team

  • Prof. Richard Werner, Professor of Banking and Economics
  • Matthew Hepenstal, Lecturer in Accounting
  • Jayne Little, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • Dr Paul Sheeran​, Senior Lecturer in International Business and Economics
  • Amy Tan, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
  • Lim Teoh, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Taxation
  • Dr Sakib Anwar, Lecturer in Economics and Finance​

Other lecturing staff

Research in Economics, Accountancy and Finance

Research Interests

Our academics have particular research interests in:


  • Financial Reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Financial management
  • General accounting
  • Accounting Education
  • Ethics
  • Management Accounting & Control Issues
  • Contemporary Auditing and Corporate Governance Developments


  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic History
  • Development Economics
  • Fiscal policy
  • Economic growth
  • Econometrics
  • Human capital
  • Corruption and emerging markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Political economy
  • International trade
  • Ecological economics


  • Stock market investment
  • Capital structure and cost of capital
  • Investment risk and return
  • Investment strategies
  • Technical analysis
  • Derivatives and financial risk management
  • Financial Management
  • financial system
  • financial regulation
  • compliance and investment


Postgraduate Research Supervision

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision.

Find out everything you need to know to study for a postgraduate research degree at Winchester.