Biography

Peter Ellington is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Norwich Business School.  He is a qualified accountant and economist.  He qualified with the Association of Charterer Accountants (ACCA) in 1983 and is now a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA).  He has an MSc in Economics (2011) for which he received a distinction for his work on the economics of Hydrogen Fuel cell transportation.  He also has a Masters In Higher Education Practice, awarded in 2014. 

Peter Joined the UEA in September 2011 after a successful career, with roles including Financial Accountant, Management Accountant and Commercial Director. He managed the management accountant corporate services division at Aviva through major transitions, introducing Activity-Based-Charging systems to achieve continuous cost control. His FTSE 100 career culminated as Commercial Director at Vodaphone, where he was responsible for the commercial aspects of major outsource accounts. 

Peter also runs Triple Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) a rapidly expanding accountancy professional services firm at the cutting edge of change in accounting and tax practices.  It consists of a team of eleven, all of whom have studied in further and higher education. Three of the team have qualified as accountants under training contracts with Peter as their training manager licenced by ICAEW and ACCA.  The practice provides compliance and advisory services.  It also provides environmental, social, governance support and impact measurement (ESG) for SMEs. TBLA is exceptional to have environmental and social justice at its core and is looking to develop as a role model for how accountants can be in the future; where the challenge of climate change and social justice, become part of everyday life.

Peter advises on UK taxation and is Assistant Principal Examiner for a major UK Taxation paper that examines over 10,000 students every quarter.  He manages a team of examiners and sets marking standards for the team.  Peter is a Financial Director for a number of organisations including Hyden House (who publish Permaculture Magazine), Norwich Community Solar and the Greening Campaign CIC. Peter is Treasurer for The Grapes Hill Community Garden charity and The Friends of Norwich and Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau.

Peter is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, he was nominated for FRSA membership for helping charities and environmental companies.

Peter has been studying for a professional doctorate at University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE).  His final thesis study, Powerful Knowledge in Accounting Education will be examined in May 2021. The study is a review of the current theory of knowledge in Accounting Education and argues that major changes are required to address the absence of social and environmental justice in accounting. It calls on the major accountancy bodies to meet their pledge to put climate change at the forefront of their work, by creating specific examinable modules in their curriculum that require all members to study climate change and the effects of failing to address the climate crisis. 

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