Dr Julian W Jones started his career at the School, completing a Ph.D. in Financial Strategy whilst working on a number of research programmes for the ICAEW and teaching Management Accounting & Business Strategy.
Julian then left academia to take up a position in practice. In this advisory role with Chief Financial Officers of corporations in +$1bn organizations, Julian worked with over 400 CFOs, advising them on a range of challenges from instilling cost discipline, M&A value capture, finance transformation, capital discipline, strategic planning and managing in a crisis. He was the firms’ headline presenter at the firm’s prestigious annual executive retreats; a forum brining influential groups of CFOs who together, often with collective revenues greater than the GDP of entire nations.
He is focused on influencing the pedagogy of accounting education. He constructs innovative ways of providing formative feedback to large classes. He is also a firm advocate of using in-class polling as a means of better engaging with groups of largely international learners, and helps learners contextualise their learning via e-learning apps that showcase live business and accounting challenges prior to attending class.
In addition to creating and delivering bespoke programmes for executives, Julian has devised and delivered accounting based education across the School’s global centres. He also teaches on a range of undergraduate management accounting and strategy programmes, and has created a new virtual MBA Accounting module to support the School’s joint venture with Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.