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Jill Webb
Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Accounting and Finance Director of Teaching and Learning



Jill Webb is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Chartered Accountant.  She was in professional practice with KPMG before she started a career in teaching.  Jill currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas related to accounting and has extensive experience of programme development and programme management. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a member of the University of York Teaching and Learning Forum and the York Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Network. Her research is focused upon the education of accounting undergraduates and accounting trainees and she is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Higher Education with the University of Sheffield.

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance



Jill’s main field of research is accounting education and she has two main areas of interest. First, she has a broad interest in exploring the boundaries between university education, professional education and work-based training and in the nature of accounting as discipline area. Second she has a specific interest in the way in which the education and training of accounting undergraduates and accounting trainees contribute to their personal development, socialisation and social mobility. Currently her research is focusing on the introduction of degree apprenticeships as a policy solution to meet a perceived shortfall in graduate skills and to increase competition in the market for higher education.


Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Chaffer, C. and Webb, J. (2017) An evaluation of competency development in accounting trainees. Accounting Education,DOI:10.1080/09639284.2017.1286602.

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.

Other publications

Hurst, G.,Garrett, B., Webb, J. and Parsons, A. (2016) An interdisciplinary summer for interdisciplinary students. FORUM Learning and Teaching Magazine, 41.

Conference presentations

2016: British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Belfast, UK).

2015: British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Manchester, UK); British Accounting and Finance Association Conference (Manchester, UK); European Accounting Association Conference (Glasgow, UK).

2014: World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers (Florence, Italy); British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Bristol, UK); Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference (Aston, UK)

Jill Webb

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

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325044
Room: MBA/117

Feedback and support hours

  • Tuesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm (drop into the post-lecture collaborate room on the Business Accounting VLE)