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Chair in Finance Vacancy Closing Date: 07 Mar 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We seek an individual with expertise in Finance preferably with an ability to teach Financial
Derivatives.

You will have a distinguished publication record, excellent performance in winning external
research funding, and evidence of providing intellectual direction for research within the
Management School’s research domain. In line with the University of Sheffield’s professorial
expectations, you will be expected to contribute strongly to teaching and academic leadership. You
must also have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from within the University and
from private and public sector organisations.

Apply

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs

 

Senior Lectureship/Lectureship in Accounting and Financial Management (two posts) Closing date: 30 November 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

We are looking to appoint a research-active Lecturer in the field of Accounting and Financial Management. The successful applicant will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering first class research and an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), will have teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications, and have a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research.

Apply

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs

Senior University Teacher/University Teacher in Accounting and Financial Management Closing date: 30 November 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

We are looking to appoint a teaching specialist in the subject area of Accounting and Financial Management. The successful applicant will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management Closing date:30 July 2012

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

We are looking for a research-active Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in the field of Accounting and Financial Management. The successful applicant will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering first class research and an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Applicants will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), will have teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications, and have a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research.

Additionally, applicants for the post of Senior Lecturer will have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile and a successful record of identifying and capturing peer-reviewed funding. A strong background in the development and improvement of teaching and research practice is also required.

More about the job(s) and how to apply

 

Reverse logistics tool reduces losses on retail returns.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have just launched a Global Joint Venture called Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), a new professional designation for Management Accountants. The CGMA is designed to elevate management accounting and further emphasise its importance for businesses worldwide.

The Management School’s Reverse Logistics Toolkit, developed in collaboration with Cranfield University, is one of only twelve toolkits selected to feature on the CGMA website.

As a significant percentage of products are returned by customers, reverse logistics has become an area that retailers and manufacturers cannot ignore. Reverse logistics is a broad area and the tool focuses on the management of retail returns. In particular the tool views the management of the reverse logistics process from a holistic supply chain approach rather than simply starting after the point of sale.

Despite the fact that managing returns incurs substantial costs through logistics, inventory and disposal, many companies have inadequate processes for dealing with them. The improved management of returns can have a significant impact on bottom line performance.

It can also have a significant impact on environmental concerns, since reverse logistics operations involve transportation and, therefore, CO2 emissions. The tool enables companies to audit their returns management activities and identify where opportunities exist to reduce costs and waste and improve customer service.

Chartered Global Management Accountants can play an important role in this area by using their analytical skills to highlight the financial benefits to be gained from making improvements to reverse logistics processes and by recognising the importance of supply chain accounting and inter-organisational accounting. Techniques such as quality costing and transparent performance measurement systems have a significant role to play. Many of the diagnostic and performance aspects of the tool are based on activities taking place across organisational boundaries with particular emphasis on relationships with suppliers and customers.

The tool covers cost and performance management, avoidance of product returns, process management, the physical network, inventory management, information and communication technology, material handling, containers, sustainable distribution and compliance with legislation.

For more information about the Management School’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management research, please see http://www.shef.ac.uk/lscm/index

For more information regarding the Reverse Logistics Tool, please contact Professor John Cullen at john.cullen@sheffield.ac.uk

www.shef.ac.uk/management/staff/cullen