Mrs Riaz Anwar

Lecturer in Accounting

Contact info

Work Phone 01248 388133
Office Location  Hen Goleg, Room 1.03

Contact Info

Work Phone 01248 388133
Office Location  Hen Goleg, Room 1.03


Since January 2018, Riaz has worked as a Lecturer in Accounting for undergraduate programs at the Bangor Business School. Before becoming a full-time staff member, Riaz worked as an Associate Lecturer for ACCA professional course programs, where she taught Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Advanced Auditing and Assurance, Advanced Performance Management, and Strategic Business Reporting modules to industry professionals. With over twenty years of experience, Riaz has extensive knowledge in delivering professional exams and has collaborated with various Higher Education Institutes to offer online modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students using advanced technology.

Riaz's career began in the Accounting profession, where she worked as a Chartered Accountant and held positions as an Operational Director and Company Accountant in the industry. She also ran her own distance learning company for several years, providing A-levels to schools in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland via video-conferencing.

In July 2020, Riaz's outstanding teaching skills were recognized when she was awarded a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for her excellence in teaching. Additionally, in May 2021, she was nominated for the Student Teacher-Led Award (STLA) and shortlisted for the award, with the panel noting that she was one of the best teachers at the university.

In July 2021, Riaz was awarded the prestigious Bangor University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional teaching and learning skills, which emphasizes the importance of exceptional teaching and learning within the university. Riaz was also nominated for the National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) award in October 2021. Finally, in February 2022, Riaz's excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning was acknowledged again when she was awarded the Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Most recently, in May 2023, Riaz was nominated for the Teacher of the Year category by Bangor Business School students.

Teaching and Supervision

Riaz is teaching on the following modules:

ASB 2510 Accounting Information Systems
ASB 2516 Financial Reporting

ASB 3211 Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice
ASB 3214 Auditing and Assurance
ASB 3517 Financial Reporting


Roles within Bangor Business School:

Director of Schools Outreach & Engagement

Head of Blended Learning

Personal Tutor

Accounting & Management Degree Programme Champion

Athena Swan Team Member 

Member of the University Digital Strategy Group

Member of Senate 

Member of the University Academic Integrity Panel



Education / academic qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • MBA
  • BA, Business
  • Diploma in HRM (Associate Member of Charted Institute of Professional Development)
  • Diploma in CMI
  • ACA: Professional Examination 1
  • ACA: Accounting Competence

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