Mr Adam Finkel-Gates

  • Lecturer in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)


Adam graduated first in his class having completed a BA (hons) in Accounting and Finance from Northumbria University before completing a MSc in Accounting and Finance from De Montfort University. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant.

Adam is very passionate about the student experience and has received several student-nominated teaching awards: two at De Montfort University and, in 2020, he was awarded the University of Edinburgh Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Contribution for his skilful adaptation to online delivery.

In 2021, Adam joined the Adam Smith Business School to further his scholarly interest in online teaching and gamification of higher education.  In addition to his teaching and scholarly work he is currently a Member in Practice with the Association of Accounting Technicians, operating a niche accounting practice with clients across the United Kingdom.

Research interests

Adam is a member of the School’s Accounting research cluster

Areas of expertise:

  • Digital learning technologies 
  • Gamification of learning


  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation