Lisa Weaver 

Accounting Department

Lisa Weaver Accounting for Management Aston University

Lisa has 20 years experience in audit and financial reporting, is professionally qualified (ICAEW) and has trained finance professionals and non-finance personnel since 1995. Her presentation style is interactive, aiming to bring technical subjects to life by using practical examples drawn from her experience of providing training in a wide range of companies across the world. Lisa promotes a relaxed learning environment in which questions are encouraged, complex issues are simplified, and application of knowledge to personal experience and situations is welcomed. Participants on Lisa’s courses will leave with a clear understanding of sometimes challenging ideas.

Lisa specialises in designing and delivering courses on a range of topics related to financial accounting and audit, from basic understanding accounts and bookkeeping courses to advanced courses on specialist topics such as the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She also covers related topics such as financial analysis, internal and external audit, corporate governance, and business ethics. More recently Lisa has developed a number of e-learning courses and participated in webinars on governance and corporate reporting topics. Much of the training that Lisa provides is Continuing Professional Development for qualified accountants, but she also is skilled in making complex issues understandable for non-finance personnel. Lisa has also provided one-to-one consultation to senior finance professionals on specific matters impacting their role, often focussing on the move to IFRS.

Although Lisa is UK based, she has trained in many countries – in the EU and further afield in the Far East and in the Caribbean. Lisa has presented courses globally, spending considerable time in Hong Kong and China.

Position: Senior Teaching Fellow
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3793
Email: l.weaver@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS402

  • BA (Hons) in Geography – University of Liverpool – 1992

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - 1995

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority - 2015


  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Business School. (July 1, 2012 - Present) 
  • Author of e-learning courses, Neslon Croom. (September 2010 - Present) 


  • Member of Financial Reporting Technical Panel, Association of Accounting Technicians, (January 2013- Present)

  • Corporate training specialist in International Financial Reporting Standards, Kaplan Hawksmere (May 2003 – April 2009)

  • Training Manager, KPMG. (May 2001 - March 2002)

  • Senior Lecturer and Director, BPP Professional Education. (January 1996 - May 2001)

  • Auditor, Deloitte. (August 1992 - December 1995)

  • BF2273 Company Reporting and Audit
  • BF3300, Advanced Financial Accounting
  • BF3394, Auditing and Professional Ethics
  • BFM234, Accounting For Non Financial Managers
  • BFM284 The International Context of Corporate Reporting and Assurance
  • Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Implementation of Audit and Ethical Standards
  • Accounting Education
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1995 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Authority


  • "Managing the Transition to IFRS-based Financial Reporting" (Wiley, 2014).



  • Davies, M., Finley, S. Gebreiter, F., Gee, L., Weaver, L. The history of private sector accounting education providers. Accounting History (submitted November 2015).
  • Weaver, L., Woods, M. The challenges faced by reporting entities on their transitions to IFRS - a qualitative study (published November 2015, Accounting in Europe).
  • "New UK and Ireland reporting Standards" (The Guardian, Accountancy and Tax supplement, 2014).
  • "the wider Implications of Transitioning to IFRS - 10 things to consider" (International Federation of Accountants, 2014).
  • "International Audit and Assurance Board Developments" (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2014).
  • "Reporting on audited financial statements - significant changes proposed" (Association of Chartered Certifies Accountants, 2013).
  • "Audit and Insolvency" (Association of Chartered Certifies Accountants, 2011).


Note - only a selection of articles published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is shown - i have published more than 20 articles in the last 10 years.


  • "Small company and micro entity accounting under FRS 102 and FRS 105" Nelson Croom, 2015)..
  • "Professional skepticism for finance professionals" (Nelson Croom, 2015).
  • "The New UK Financial Reporting Standards" (Nelson Croom, 2014).
  • "Working in Accounting and Finance Teams" (Nelson Crooms, 2013).
  • "Managing the Transition into IFRS" 
  • "Corporate Governance" (Nelson Croom, 2011).


        • Programme Director, Bsc Accounting for Managers
        • Member of ABS Programme Committee
        • Charied a plenary session at the International Conference on Accounting May 2016, Vietnam
        • Regular liaison with regulatory and professional bodies including the IFRS Foundation Education Initiative.


        Delivered training for professional examinations for the following professional bodies:

        • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

        • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

        • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

        • Association of Accounting Technicians

        • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

        • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

        Subjects taught include:

        • Financial Accounting

        • Financial Reporting

        • Corporate Reporting

        • Audit and Assurance

        • Economics

        • Case Study (ICAEW Final Admitting Exam)

        • Diploma in International Financial Reporting

        Continuing Professional Development training:

        Designed and delivered training for qualified accountants in the following subject areas:

        • International Financial Reporting Standards

        • UK Financial Reporting Standards (specializing in new UK GAAP)

        • Audit and Ethical Standards

        • Corporate Governance including Sarbanes – Oxley

        Finance for non-accountants training:

        • Designed and delivered training for non-accountants in the following subject areas:

        • Financial Analysis

        • Key Accounting Concepts for Non-Financial Managers

        • Appraising Group Accounts

        • Preventing and Detecting Fraud