Dr Calvin Machaya

Dr Calvin Machaya

Lecturer In Accounting & Finance

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School


  • MBA (Wrexham Glyndwr University)
  • MSc (University of Northampton)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Salford)


Calvin is an experienced Chartered Accountant who have worked both in the private sector and the development sector as an Accounting & Finance Business Executive. He is also a hands on Chartered Accountant who holds the United Kingdom Accounting Practice License.

Calvin has worked extensively in the implementation of Accounting Systems, Management Control Systems, Internal Control Systems, Training of Accountants and Performance Measurement Systems. He is also experienced in the preparation of Financial Statements and Management Accounts. Before joining the University of Hull, Calvin has worked with accounting firms, CSR and Sustainability Consultancy Firms both in the UK and in Africa.

Calvin has also consulted for many NGOs in Africa and facilitated major Public-Private Partnerships. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Climate Change Action NGO.

Calvin is particularly interested in Practice and evidence based teaching and advocates for Authentic Business Learning and Practice based methods of teaching.

Calvin teaches in the Accounting & Finance degree programs the following modules:

Financial Accounting ( Module Leader/Teaching)

Financial Control (Module Leader/Teaching)

Accounting and Finance (Teaching)

Research Methods

Research interests

Calvin's Research interests are in

- sustainability,

-Corporate Social Responsibility and Resource Allocation (Budgeting),

- Environmental and Social Accounting,

-PPPs and NGO-Business Partnerships

- The Structuration and the Strong Structuration Theory and Management Accounting

and is accepting PhD students in these areas.

Postgraduate supervision

As stated in the research interests

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA)


Financial Management for the Development Professional (FMDPro)


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)


Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA)


Chartered Accountant (CA)


Chartered Secretary (ACIS)