Mr Adam Finkel-Gates

  • Lecturer in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)

Biography

As a dedicated Lecturer in Management Accounting and Taxation, I bring a wealth of practical and academic experience to my role. My journey in academia is driven by a passion for enhancing the student learning experience, with a particular focus on the flexibility of higher education and elevating teaching standards in the classroom.

I am proud to have been recognised with the University of Edinburgh Principal Medal for my exceptional contributions to online education delivery. This accolade underscores my commitment to innovative teaching methods and adapting to the evolving educational landscape.

With a strong belief in the value of practical experience, I am a Chartered Management Accountant and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Additionally, as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I am deeply invested in the continuous improvement of teaching practices. My professional endeavors extend beyond academia; I operate my own accounting practice specialising in taxation and compliance advice for small businesses and self-employed individuals.

My commitment to the community is reflected in my involvement with various charities, particularly in supporting their accounting functions. I have developed software to aid charities in complying with OSCR requirements and regularly conduct training sessions on accounting-related matters for charities across Scotland.

Academically, I hold several teaching qualifications, including the Diploma in Teaching and Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and I am a qualified assessor and verifier. These qualifications enable me to bring a diverse range of teaching methodologies to my classroom.

Currently, as the year coordinator for first and second-year accounting students, I am actively involved in enhancing their academic journey. Initiatives like the campus crawl induction and projects aimed at improving first-time pass rates are part of my ongoing commitment to student success.

Beyond the confines of the university, I find solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Scotland's natural beauty provides a perfect backdrop for reflection and rejuvenation.

As I continue my journey at the university, I am dedicated to fostering an environment of learning and growth, not just for my students but also within the broader academic community.

Research interests

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

Research interests:

  • Examining the design and impact of student-centered learning environments that encourage active participation, critical thinking, and personalized learning paths.
  • Investigating cutting-edge teaching methods and pedagogical approaches that enhance student engagement and learning outcomes in higher education, with a focus on interactive and experiential learning techniques.
  • Exploring strategies for long-term financial health in charities, focusing on diversification of funding sources, effective financial planning, and innovative fundraising techniques.
  • Examining the role of governance structures and management practices in optimising the performance and accountability of charities, with a focus on leadership styles, board dynamics, and stakeholder engagement.

Publications

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2024

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Navigating financial management challenges in the Scottish charity sector: insights and strategic approaches. Voluntary Sector Review, (doi: 10.1332/20408056Y2024D000000021) (Early Online Publication)

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Speaking Truth to Power: An Examination of Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace. Series: SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications. (Accepted for Publication)

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Apple's Global Tax Strategy: Understanding the Role of Transfer Pricing in the Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich Scheme. Series: SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications. (Accepted for Publication)

2023

Finkel-Gates, A. (2023) Licensed Member Project: Budgeting and Forecasting. Project Report. Association of Accounting Technicians.

Finkel-Gates, A. (2023) Harnessing change: Green energy's strategic transition to in-house fiberglass production. IMA Educational Case Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

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Articles

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Navigating financial management challenges in the Scottish charity sector: insights and strategic approaches. Voluntary Sector Review, (doi: 10.1332/20408056Y2024D000000021) (Early Online Publication)

Finkel-Gates, A. (2023) Harnessing change: Green energy's strategic transition to in-house fiberglass production. IMA Educational Case Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Books

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Speaking Truth to Power: An Examination of Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace. Series: SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications. (Accepted for Publication)

Finkel-Gates, A. (2024) Apple's Global Tax Strategy: Understanding the Role of Transfer Pricing in the Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich Scheme. Series: SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications. (Accepted for Publication)

Research Reports or Papers

Finkel-Gates, A. (2023) Licensed Member Project: Budgeting and Forecasting. Project Report. Association of Accounting Technicians.

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Grants

Grants:

  • I was awarded a grant of £250 from the Charity Finance Office to fund a research project focused on the accounting practices of small charities. This grant recognises the importance of understanding and improving financial management within this vital sector.
  • I am thrilled to announce a recent accomplishment in my academic journey. Thanks to the IMA Educational Case Journal, one of my case studies has been selected for development into an educational game. This unique opportunity not only highlights the relevance and quality of my research but also demonstrates the Journal's commitment to innovative and interactive learning methods. The transformation of this case study into a game format will undoubtedly enhance the learning experience, making complex concepts more accessible and engaging. This achievement is a testament to the potential of bridging academic research with practical, educational tools.

Teaching

Course Organiser and Lecturer on:

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2020: Principal's Medal for Exceptional Contribution (University of Edinburgh)

Editorial boards

  • 2023: Teaching and Learning Inquiry

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018: Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • 2008: Member, Association of Accounting Technicians
  • 2017: Senior Fellow, HE Academy
  • 2024: Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Additional information

Knowledge Exchange:

In partnership with the Association of Accounting Technicians, I'm an approved trainer to deliver the following accredited AAT Masterclasses:

If your organisation could benefit from any training on the above areas of accounting, please get in touch using the email address at the top of this page.

Charity Training:

A number of funded training courses will be available in early 2024, around:

  • Budgeting and financial forecasting in small charities
  • Complying with year end Annual Returns

More information on how to sign up will be made available in due course.