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Rachel HolmesRachel Holmes


Lecturer in Accounting

Contact Details

Room: 3/43, Craiglockhart Campus
Tel: +44 (0)131 455 4321
Email: r.holmes@napier.ac.uk 



Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2012)
MSc Accountancy - Edinburgh Napier University (2011)
Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (1993)
Dip. Acc. - University of Strathclyde (1990)
B.Mus.(Hons.) - University of Glasgow (1989)

Currently working toward a Doctorate at the Business School, Edinburgh Napier University


Areas of Expertise


Module Leader
Postgraduate: MSc Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios ACC11113
Undergraduate: Taxation ACC09103 - module accredited ICAS, CIMA and ACCA



  • MSc HRM (Accountancy)


  • Current Issues in Finance: ACC10106 (UK and Hong Kong)
  • Investment Management: ACC10102 (UK and Hong Kong);
  • Auditing: ACC09109 (UK and Hong Kong)


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, lecturer
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers, Scotland : learning and assessment texts
  • Association of International Accountants: Assessment
  • Investment Education plc., lecturer




  • Edinburgh Napier University (Lecturer, 2010 - present)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (Lecturer, Manager of Luxembourg Programme: 2007-2010)
  • Lloyds TSB Group (Senior Manager Internal Audit - Specialist in FSA and Financial Services Regulation 2009)
  • State Street Trustees Limited (Company Secretary and Vice President External Auditing and Compliance, 1999-2009)
  • Scottish Amicable, Prudential (Manager, Investment Fund Accounting,1997-1999)
  • JPMorganChase, Luxembourg (Assistant Vice President Investment Fund Accounting, 1995-1997)
  • Ernst and Young, Luxembourg (Auditor, Investment Funds, Financial Services, 1993-1995)
  • Ernst and Young, Glasgow (Auditor, 1991-1993)


Key Research Interests

Studying for a Doctorate at Edinburgh Napier University Business School on the learning and teaching experiences of Chinese students studying Accountancy and Taxation.