What we do

We are building a community of accounting educators and learners

Our aims and principles

We believe that teaching and learning accounting can be an engaging and enjoyable experience. So we are building a community to enable students and teachers to learn from each other.

Our aims are to:

  • Share, discuss and develop the best ways to explain accounting concepts to each other and the wider world.
  • Provide practical advice, guidance and resources to teachers and learners.
  • Demonstrate to students that the accounting profession offers many exciting and varied local and international opportunities.
  • Explore the dynamic and evolving nature and purpose of accounting.
  • Contribute to the global conversation about accounting.

These are the community’s principles:

  • Join in a spirit of generosity and willingness to share. If you take something, please consider giving something back.
  • Acknowledge Accounting Cafe whenever you use its materials. This recognises its value and helps to spread the word.
  • Do not profit or seek to profit from these materials. They are free to use in educational settings for public benefit. A licence to use them for commercial purposes is available, so please ask.

Resources are being added all the time. Contact us if you have questions or materials to contribute. Read our Guidelines for Contributors to see how and what you might submit.

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For educational purposes, most Accounting Cafe content, resources and downloads are free to use, remix, adapt and share under Creative Commons Licence Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). See our Terms and Conditions for details.

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Resources are added all the time. Contact us if you have questions or materials to contribute. Read our Guidelines for Contributors to see how and what you might submit.

How it all started

Accounting Cafe started in early 2021 following a series of conversations between Toby York and Paul Jennings, both chartered accountants who despite having spent many years in higher education, understood that there is always much to learn about effective and engaging teaching and learning, especially in the field of accounting.

Accounting Cafe is based on the premise of asking a very simple question:

What’s the best way to teach…[blank]?

The “blank” may be something narrow, like prepayments or depreciation, or foundational, like the financial statement elements. Or perhaps a broader topic like the future of financial reporting, or the politics of accounting.

We don’t have the answers, but we do believe that by sharing experiences and resources we have a better chance of stumbling across excellent teaching methods, improving the learning outcomes of all students and generally raising the standards of accounting education.

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