Portrait of  Sarah Swift Sarah Swift

s.k.swift@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473795


Position: Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Sarah is a Lecturer in Accountancy and joined the University of Huddersfield in November 2014. Sarah is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant with over fifteen years of practical experience in Local Government Finance. She has experience of various financial functions including management accounts, financial accounts, treasury management and internal audit. Sarah is able to draw on this experience in the classroom to help students to relate academic theory to real life examples.

Research and Scholarship

Sarah’s current research explores the implications for Public Health expenditure resulting from the 2013 transition of the function from the NHS to local authorities.

Administrative Responsibilities

Sarah is deputy year tutor for the second year of the Accountancy Undergraduate Suite.  She coordinates the Personal Tutor scheme for the Accountancy undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching Responsibilities
Sarah is module leader for the foundation modules Accounting for Managers and Professional Aspects of Business.  These modules are designed to introduce non-accountants to relevant financial aspects of business.  Sarah teaches the second year Accountancy students on the Management Accounting module and also the audit simulation element of the Accounting Information Systems module.  At postgraduate level she teaches the introduction to finance element of the Developing Skills for Business Leadership module.

Professional Activities
Sarah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.