Dr Iwona Vellam PhD, MA, ACA, BA

Principal Lecturer in Financial Accounting, Programme Director MSc suite of programmes in Accounting and Finance

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Dr Iwona Vellam

Principal Lecturer in Financial Accounting, Programme Director MSc suite of programmes in Accounting and Finance

Dr Iwona Vellam qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton and then moved to work in the Audit and Assurance department of Ernst and Young at their London offices. She moved to the University of Greenwich Business School in 1994, at the first working on a part time basis and then becoming a full time Senior Lecturer.

In 1997, Dr Vellam was promoted to Principal Lecturer. Since then, has held a number of administrative posts within the Business School, such as Director of Undergraduate Programmes and Link Tutor for International Collaborations in the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Responsibilities within the university

Teaching and administrative activities

Specific teaching interests and experience cover areas of financial reporting, taxation and financial analysis and valuation.

Undergraduate Level teaching:
  • Taxation, BA Accounting and Finance, 2nd year,
  • Advanced Financial Accounting, BA Accounting and Finance, 2nd year,
  • Strategic Financial Management, BA Accounting and Finance, 3rd year
Postgraduate level teaching:
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation, MSc Finance suite
  • MSc dissertation supervision

MPhil/PhD supervision

Currently Iwona is supervising one Master of Research student in the area of Financial Reporting and has one PhD completion.

Iwona has acted as an external examiner for a PhD candidate assessment


  • Reviewer of accountancy courses, University of Westminster, 2015
  • External Examiner at the University of Hertfordshire for the MBA programme delivered at INTI College Malaysia, 2009 - 2013
  • Member of the Committee of Departments of Accounting and Finance
  • Reviewer for academic journals:
    • Journal of Applied Accounting Research
    • Theoretical Journal of Accounting (Zeszyty Teoretyczne RachunkowoĊ›ci)

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Cultural and Institutional aspects of IFRS adoption in an International context
  • Quality and extent of corporate financial disclosure in the published financial statements

Recent publications

  • Vellam, I. (2004), 'Implementation of International Accounting Standards in Poland: Can true convergence be achieved in Practice?', Accounting in Europe, Vol.1, pp143-169