In Profile with Saqib Hussain BPP University Business School tutor
Saqib Hussain answers questions on his time at BPP University
How long have you been at BPP University?
I am new to BPP University and I teach the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance. In the programme I teach F5 Performance Management and F9 Financial Management.
What is your background and experience before coming to BPP University?
I am a Chartered Accountant (ACA). I started my career in KPMG – one of the “Big Four” accountancy firms, working in the financial services department in Manchester. My role involved auditing banks, building societies as well as some public sector engagement such as audit work on universities and other assurance engagements such as solicitor accounts rules work on Co-op Legal Services and Alliance and Leicester. After KPMG I worked for a small practice, where my role including everything from Account preparation to the final audit. I have also worked in a Head of Finance and Planning role for a further education college performing various jobs including preparation of management accounts as well as leading on college wide projects.
How do you think this experience has assisted your teaching at BPP University?
I decided that I wanted to teach because I have a really strong passion to pass on knowledge and I want every person to do the best they can. Because of that I will go the extra mile in my teaching as I want the best for every student. I am hoping my industry knowledge comes through in my lessons, for example when I teach account preparation I can tell the students about my experience as I have done it myself.
If you could give one piece of advice to students what would it be?
My advice would be to work hard. It’s not easy but it is definitely possible with the right effort and commitment. When I was doing charted accountancy as well as working full time I was studying and during weekends/study blocks. I would also sometimes stay up all night to study. Be prepared to work hard.
Saqib currently teaches on our Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance programme, to find our more visit our website.