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Andrew Smerdon

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Andrew is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University specialising in Accounting. In 2021 he was awarded the Pilkington Teaching award by Lancaster University. He was the 2021/22 institutional nominee for a National Teaching Fellowship.

Prior to entering academia in 2014, Andrew spent 11 years working in industry, firstly within External Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers and secondly as a Senior Manager within Internal Audit at Lloyds Banking Group. Andrew is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (from 2014) with the ICAEW, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. 

Andrew gained a PGCE in Post-Compuslory Education in 2014 and is a Fellow of Advance HE. He was part of the team responsible for winning the AAT Training Provider of the Year - Medium award in 2017 whilst teaching at Preston's College.

Andrew has delivered a number of national training courses to colleagues covering pedagogical practices teaching online. 

Andrew is currently the Part I Director of Studies (from 2018 onwards) and is Module Director for a final year undergraduate Financial Accounting module.


BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance - 1st class (Lancaster University)

PGCE in Post-compulsory Education (Edge Hill University)

Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)

SFHEA (Advance HE)

Professional Role

Part I Director of Studies, Accounting and Finance

Current Teaching

Academic Year 2020/21

Ac.F100: Introduce to Accounting and Finance - Business Environment (all year)

Ac.F301: Financial Accounting I (Michaemas Term)

Additional Information

In 2021 Andrew was awarded the Pilkington Teaching award by Lancaster University.