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Majid Aminzare

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailm.aminzare@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 232622

Biography

Majid Aminzare is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University Of Bradford School Of Management. He is a fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy) and a member of the Accounting, Finance and Economics research centre at the School of Management. Majid is a member of ICB (Institute Of Certified Bookkeeper) and has a certificate of competency in Business Taxation and Accounting Principles from ATT (The Association of Tax Technicians) one of the world’s leading professional bodies in the tax profession. He has a certificate for the fundamental level from ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and since joining the academia in 2010 has been nominated more than 7 times by the students through the students led teaching awards for ‘Inspirational Teaching Award’, ‘Lecturer of the Year Award’ and ‘Innovative Teaching Award’. He earned his BSc in Business Economics from the University of Tehran, and MSc in Banking Management from Iranian Banking Higher Education. He is a qualified accountant with over 25 years of experience providing tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals both in UK and overseas. He worked as a Financial Analyst at Melli Bank PLC in the city of London and has also been the Head of Finance for two UK based companies. Majid also worked as a Contract Client Manager at Calcutt Matthews, one of Kent’s leading Chartered Accountancy firms, before joining the academia in 2010. With 14 years of industrial experience in using Sage Line 50 Accounts and Payroll, he has been able to gain all relevant certificates from Sage. This has enabled him to organise and run workshops on Sage Line 50 Accounts and Payroll for accounting and finance students since 2010 and recently for the directors and managers of the local businesses through Bradford University Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). This was a valuable contribution as it provided students with relevant skills and practical experience, which lead to higher employability amongst those students attending the workshops. Summary of Industry Experience: -       Foreign Exchange expert in Bank Melli Iran (Foreign Department). -       Financial Analyst in Melli Bank plc (London) -       International Accounts Manager (PPP UK Limited) -       Contract Client Manager (Calcutt Matthews chartered accountants and registered auditor) -       Head of Finance Department (The Document Warehouse (UK) Ltd)  

Research

  • The use of accounting software in accounting curricula
  • The impact of taxation on capital structure of SMEs
  • Financial reporting for SMEs
  • The importance of cash flow for SMEs
  • The role of Management  Accounting practices in SMEs

Teaching

Teaching highlights

I am a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at university of Bradford- School of Management, I currently lead three undergraduate modules in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Taxation. Prior to taking up my position at University of Bradford I was a Lecturer in Accounting, Financial Management, Accounting Information System and Taxation at Brunel University- Business School.

Before joining the academia in 2010, I had over 20 years’ industrial experience in the areas of accounting, finance, banking and taxation.

As a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, I have demonstrated my ability to maintain a high standard of teaching skills based on the UKPSF (UK Professional Standard Framework). This has been further evidenced by several nominations for teaching, learning and students’ support while at Brunel University London – see below.  

Nominated by the Student Led Teaching Awards for:

 ‘’Lecturer of the Year Award’’      May    2018

 ‘’Inspirational Teaching Award’’ March 2015

 ‘’Inspirational Teaching Award’’ April    2013

 ‘’Innovative Teaching Award’’    March  2012

Nominated by the Brunel Business School for: ‘’The Best Use of Technology Award’’ May 2017.

Teaching interests

  • Taxation 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting Information System 
  • Financial Management 
  • Sage Line 50 Accounts 
  • Sage Line 50 Payroll
  • Saasu Cloud Accounting