Lara has spent the 5 years prior to joining Aston Business School training Chartered Accountants for their professional exams, she has also been involved in authoring and editing taxation study materials for trainee accountants across the UK. Lara specialises in taxation, audit and financial accounting and enjoys bringing practical experience to the lecture room. Before moving into education Lara trained as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with PWC in Birmingham. The role was varied and included auditing, forensic accounting, due diligence and taxation. She also spent 4 years working for the Audit Commission which involved the audit of various public sector organisations, including hospitals, PCTs and local government.