Professor Robin Jarvis, ACCA’s special adviser on small business issues, and professor in accounting at Brunel University, has been awarded the prestigious British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the advancement of the accounting and finance academic community.
This award is given to individuals who have made a substantial and direct contribution to UK academic accounting and finance over the course of their careers. Such contributions would have been made through research, teaching or public service.
Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, said: 'We at ACCA are incredibly proud of what Robin has achieved for ACCA over the years and we are all very pleased to hear that he has been given this award. It is truly deserved. He has always worked to champion the role of accountants in supporting small businesses and colleagues have always been impressed by his knowledge, passion and concern for this vital sector of the economy.'
Professor Robin Jarvis commented: 'The role of accountants in providing business support to the SME sector has been my lifetime passion and seeking to understand this relationship through high quality evidence based research and responding to knowledge gaps has always motivated me to support academic efforts in this area. While I am somewhat surprised to receive this recognition from BAFA, I am also really pleased to be considered a worthy recipient.'
The awards will be presented at the 2013 BAFA Annual Conference in Newcastle, from Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 11 April.
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