Professor Jarvis elected to the EU’s Finance Watch Committee

Professor Robin Jarvis, Professor of Accounting at the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, Brunel University London, has been elected to the EU’s Finance Watch Committee of Transparency and Independence. Finance Watch is an independent body set up in 2011 by 200 MEPs and receives funding from the European Commission. Its main focus is on improving European financial regulation and is dedicated to making finance work for the good of society.

Robin has welcomed his election and commented:

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“I am very pleased to be making a contribution to Finance Watch, which is working for a financial system that allocates capital to productive use through fair and open markets in a transparent and sustainable manner, and without detriment to society at large.”

Robin Jarvis has been Professor of Accounting at Brunel since January 2010 and Head of SME Affairs at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Robin is also a member of and past chair (2004 -2009) of FIN USE (An expert forum set up by the European Commission) to improve policy making in the field of financial services from a user perspective (consumer and small business).

Professor Jarvis’s current research interests is the process of accounting standard setting, financial reporting for SMEs and Business Support provisions for SMEs.

For more information, Professor Jarvis can be contacted via email at: robin.jarvis@brunel.ac.uk.