Peter Thomas

Position: Lecturer
Email: thomaspe@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Business & Management

Professional Biography

Peter Thomas was admitted as a member of the New Zealand Society of Chartered Accountants in 1969 while working for Ernst Young in New Zealand and has extensive experience of audit and advising international companies. He has taught in different Universities in the United Kingdom. He is active, on a pro bono basis, in the finance of charities devoted to the improvement of physical and mental health.

Qualifications

Peter Thomas was admitted as a member of the New Zealand Society of Chartered Accountants in 1969 while working for Ernst Young in New Zealand and has extensive experience of audit and advising international companies. He has taught in different Universities in the United Kingdom. He is active, on a pro bono basis, in the finance of charities devoted to the improvement of physical and mental health.

Relevant Past Employment

Peter was first employed in an exchange bank in London and was involved in the finance of foreign trade.

Later he worked with Ernst Young  (Arthur Young & Co as it was then) in New Zealand in audit and management services, this experience was continued in London with Deloitte and Co as an auditor and in management services. This employment involved working with Major UK and Overseas quoted companies.

Subsequently he combined consultancy with an academic career:
Consultancy included managing the process of bringing companies to a market flotation, managing the finance function of what was then Britain's third largest travel company as it emerged from a near bankruptcy situation and providing advisory services in special situations such as problematic partnership dissolution and the business financing.

Peter has extensive experience in the engineering sector which included the role of CFO in a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange. He has also lectured and given advice to small businesses at The Essex Business Centre as well as providing material and leading seminars for managers of overseas companies.

Academic work has included reviewing examination papers of professional accountancy bodies and validating objective testing for the same bodies.

Teaching candidates for the examinations of the principal accountancy bodies in the U.K, from foundation to final level.

Designing courses in financial accounting and auditing and delivering the same to undergraduate and post graduate students.

Supervising undergraduate and post-graduate student's dissertations

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

Peter was admitted to the New Zealand Society of Accountants as above and College of Accountants as above

Teaching & Course Development

Additionally and more recently Peter has concentrated on teaching Financial and Management Accounting to Undergraduate and Students and Financial Accounting to Masters and M.B.A. students. He has also been responsible for development of Auditing studies

Research Supervision

  • Undergraduate Dissertations

Examining

Peter has examined subjects covering Auditing, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting in addition to the work undertaken for professional accounting bodies outlined above.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Control of Price Risk of Commodities

Last updated: 08 December 2017