Prof Francis Chittenden - personal details
Role: ACCA Professor Of Small Business Finance
Before becoming an academic, Francis Chittenden was a practicing accountant whose work experience has also encompassed manufacturing industry, distribution, retailing and banking. During this time he founded or co-founded four businesses. Professor Chittenden is a member of Council of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), he chairs their Qualifications and UK Small Business Committees and is a member of ACCA's UK Strategy Committee. Francis chairs the SME / SMP Task Force of the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) and is a member of FEE's Sustainability Working Party. Professor Chittenden is a member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) SME Working Party. Francis is a Fellow and past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and a member of the editorial boards of the International Small Business Journal and the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. He lectures, publishes and consults internationally on the financing and financial management, taxation and regulation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Francis is actively involved in, or has recently completed, research projects with ACCA, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Enterprise Directorate of BIS and the British Chambers of Commerce.