Rachel Findlay

Rachel Findlay

Dr Rachel Findlay B.Mus.(Hons.); Dip.Acc.; MSc.; S.F.H.E.A.; Chartered Accountant (ICAS); D.B.A.

Lecturer and BA (Hons) Accounting Programme Leader


Edinburgh Napier University (Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, 2010 - present)
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2014 - 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)

Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of Auditing Qualification Group; Professional Qualification Review - The Association of International Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Devolved Taxes Committee
  • Accounting Profesional Advisory Group
  • Scottish Parliament Finance Committee - expert witness


Conference Activity

  • Scottish Law Society Conference - Expert Panel Member
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - expert panel member


External Examining/Validations

  • Assessment Moderator: Association of International Accountants
  • Examiner: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy


Media Activity

  • Media commentor (BBC), business, economic policy


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


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