Professor, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Professor, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Visiting Professor of the Siberian Academy of Finance and Banking
2012-2013 saw 5 banking courses presented to the Bank of Russia at Financial University and the Higher School of Economics, 3 World Bank IFRS courses to the Bank of Tanzania (with Corporate Solutions) and World Bank IFRS assistance to the Bank of Mongolia (with PricewaterhouseCoopers). IFRS courses for bankers continued at the Association of Russian Bankers.
Plekhanov University (International Business School) saw Modern Theories of Finance and Business English at master’s level and Corporate Finance and Risk Management at bachelor level. At Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Corporate Financial Strategy (master’s level) and Business English (bachelor level) were taught.
2009 - 2012 saw courses at the Finance Academy (now university) on Risk Management for undergraduates, courses for MBA students and for fellow professors. He presented Securitisation at its Financial Analytics Club and Offshore for an audience from Bank of Russia.
He twice provided a guest professor course at the Plekhanov University (School of Business), where he also provided a course on Financial Controls of sales and marketing costs and made presentations with Cambridge University ESOL and Cambridge University Press to the English Language faculty. This led to running courses in the International School of Business on its Master of Economics degree on Corporate Financial Strategy, Modern Theories of Finance, IFRS, consolidation and a course of Financial English. Introduction to Business was presented twice at bachelor level.
A Corporate Strategy course was run at the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration on its Master’s Degree course, followed by Business Planning and Contemporary Financial Issues, IFRS and consolidation courses have also been run there.
IFRS beginners’ and professionals’ courses for bankers were held at the Association of Russian Bankers’ Institute of Banking and an MBA class on financial instruments at Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS).
He ran IFRS masterclasses at Siberian Academy of Finance and Banking and at the Academy of National Economy. He ran ACCA examination revision courses at ACCA, ATC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloittes and KPMG in Russia, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Serbia.
Theses for Doctor of Science (on the US crisis) and PhD (on credit cards) have been submitted to the Finance University.
The fourth, fifth and sixth editions of 50 IFRS workbooks (see below) were written and appear at
http://bankir.ru/technology/vestnik/uchebnye-posobiya-po-msfoeng/ English books
http://bankir.ru/technology/vestnik/uchebnye-posobiya-po-msfo Russian books
and is linked on the Ministry of Finance website:
Published books edited from Plekhanov student texts include: Strategies in Corporate Finance – Case Studies, Greater Moscow and Moscow-International Finance Center
From June 2003 to January 2009, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Russia on 4 EU TACIS projects working with the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Russia and Ministry of Economy and Development of Trade.
2007-9 saw him run 30 one-week Bank of Russia courses across Russia (IFRS for banks for commercial bankers), which attracted very favourable comments on the banker.ru website. 45 of his distance-learning IFRS workbooks (30 pages of text, examples, multi-choice questions) appeared on the website of the Ministry of Finance (in Russian)
and on the 2 project websites that he created and ran (the 2 best EU project websites in Russia).
The books have been circulated on CD Rom to 120,000 practitioners and the websites have been visited by more than 250,000 Russian speakers, who have downloaded a million workbooks.
The websites are the largest libraries of IFRS books in Russian. He also wrote and edited 5 management accounting books on, Budgeting, Costing Systems, Transfer Pricing, Strategic Planning and Investment Decisions, the Russian editions of which have been similarly widely circulated. He has organised translation of other expert publications for website download.
Training Russians in finance started in 1992, followed by setting up the International Finance and Business School in Moscow in 1993, and training Russians has continued to this day. After working for the Ministry of Economy and Development of Trade in 1996, he spent 2002-3 teaching Russians costing and budgetary control for the US CMA qualification and trained the UK CIMA qualification in 2005.
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Diploma of Chartered Institute of Marketing
Member of Institute of Management Services
Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
Associate Member of Institute of Management Consultancy
Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers
City of London Polytechnic –
BA (Hons.) Business Studies
MA International Business Law
(Theses for Doctor of Science (on the US crisis) and PhD (on credit cards) have been submitted to the Finance Academy in 2009).
June 2003 to 2009, working for PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia on EU TACIS projects for
Ministry of Finance, Central Bank and Ministry of Economy and Development of Trade:
Senior expert– Transition to IFRS in the Banking Sector – January 2007 to January 2009
Component leader –Implementation of Accounting Reform – December 2005 to December 2006
Project leader. Insolvency Management EU. February 2005-July 2005. (for HTSPE)HTSPE
Senior expert– Banking Supervision. April – December 2005.
Component leader –Accounting Reform 2: Russia, EU project. June 2003-May 2005
Also working with Taxation Reform 2 Project seminars, Insurance Advisory Services, Corporate Governance, Competition Rules, and Audit Reform EU projects.
1988 – 2003 D.M. Collins & Associates Limited Deputy Chairman
Accounting projects, lecturing, writing, interim management for clients including Ministry of Economy Russian Government, (opened London office for inward investment) Glaxo, Siemens, Nortel, Equant, Gillette, CBIS, Rio Tinto Zinc, Oxford University Press, BBC, Genesys, British Benzol and teaching US accounting in Russia and Kazakhstan for Hock Accounting. He was a founder lecturer at IFBS Moscow in 1993 and gave lecturers in many Russian towns on accountancy and banking.
1985 – 1988 DFC Director of Finance
Emerging Markets consulting in Europe, US, Africa and Asia, including EU and World Bank.
1983 – 1985 Polymark International plc Deputy Company Secretary/Group Financial Accountant
Group accounts, stock exchange compliance
1982-1983 Pannell Kerr Forster Management Consultant
Accountant consultancy: shipping, football club, franchises
1977-1982 Initial plc Executive Manager, Funds Management Executive
Treasury, audit, special projects
1976 Lamson Industries plc Special Projects Accountant
Audit and disposals
1974-1975 George Harrap Management Accountant
Budgets, book profitability
1973-1974 Union Carbide Marketing Analyst
1969-1973 Wellcome Foundation Commercial Apprentice
Advance Corporation Tax – The Quoted Companies (1992)
£48 Billion at Risk? Evaluation of Accounting Policies of
78 UK Property Companies (1991)
212 Reports on UK industries for ICC Business Ratios.
Articles for The Times, Accountancy Age, Certified Accountant and Management Accounting
Accountancy Television – Property Company Accounts
280 IFRS workbooks in both English and Russian, plus various articles on banking and finance
5 management accounting books on Budgeting, Costing Systems, Transfer Pricing, Strategic Planning and Investment Decisions in both English and Russian.
Theses for PhD and Doctor of Science
-Strategies in Corporate Finance,
-Greater Moscow and
-Moscow-International Finance Center – Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, editor
IFRS: the destruction of myths – article in Russian on the www.bankir.ru website
Bank accounting manual for commercial banks (co-author) for the Bank of Mongolia.