Caroline Chaffer
Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Accounting & Finance and Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Profile

Biography

Caroline is a graduate of Leeds University, and a Chartered Accountant. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent 15 years working in both practice and the financial services industry before deciding on a career change into accounting education in 2009. Before taking up her current appointment at The University of York, Caroline was a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Leeds Metropolitan University. Caroline’s research interests centre on accountants and accounting trainees; she is currently working on a collaborative project which examines where accounting trainees develop non-technical skills.

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance

Research

Publications

Selected publications

Webb, J. and Chaffer, C. (2016) The expectation performance gap in accounting education: a review of generic skills development in UK accounting degrees. Accounting Education, 25, 4, 349-367. 
 
Webb, J. and Chaffer, C. (2015) Understanding ambition: Attracting the new generation of millennial talent. ICAEW.

Caroline Chaffer

The York Management School
University of York
Freboys Lane
Heslington
York YO10 5GD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325058
Email: caroline.chaffer@york.ac.uk
Room: MBA/115