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Gill Cashell

Gill Cashell FCCA, FHEA, MAPP (Dist), PgDip (Res), PgCLT(HE)

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Gill Cashell is a course leader and lecturer in financial reporting and audit. She has nearly 30 years’ experience of lecturing and leadership in higher education and achieves consistently high student satisfaction for her modules. Gill is Solent University’s liaison for accreditation with the main UK accountancy professional bodies.

Gill is a first-time final level ACCA pass and Fellow of the Association. She is a PwC alumnus, with practical experience in both practice and industry, which informs her teaching. She has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional (ACCA and CIMA) levels, and over a wide range of courses from accountancy and business to construction and sport.

Having been born and educated to further education level in Wales, Gill moved to study at higher education in Brighton, and has lived in England ever since. She is a former Welsh junior and senior international athlete (track and field), having trained with Mike Smith’s 400m group at Team Solent in Southampton.

Her hobbies include recreational running, rock climbing and scrambling, alpine mountaineering, hill walking, canoe and kayak paddling.

Gill maintains her skill set through volunteering for local charities.

Taught courses

Further information

Training experience

  • Nearly 30 years’ experience of lecturing and leadership in higher education.
  • Specialist lecturer in financial reporting and audit.
  • Modules delivered:
    • Accounting Skills.
    • Audit - undergraduate levels 5, 6 and ACCA F8 and P7.
    • Financial Reporting – undergraduate levels 4, 6 (including International Comparative Financial Accounting) and ACCA F7.
    • Financial Analysis.
    • Financial Management. #
    • Football Finance including Higher Education Certificate in Professional Sports Management and Administration (Football).
    • Management Accounting at level 4.
  • Masters and Undergraduate dissertation supervision.

Industry experience

Prior to lecturing, Gill trained in practice including two years with Coopers and Lybrand. She also has experience in industry in the overseas accounting department of Drake and Scull Engineering.

Gill is a PwC alumnus, with practical experience in both practice and industry, including:

  • Drake and Scull Engineering, overseas accounts department)
  • Coopers and Lybrand (audit)
  • Spicer and Pegler (accounts preparation)
  • Prince Croft and Ball (accounts preparation)
  • Neville Russell (audit and accounts preparation)

Research interests

Gill’s main areas of academic interest lie in financial accounting and progress in comparative international accounting.

  • International audit reporting progress.
  • Considering impact of culture on financial reporting.
  • Charity accounting and reporting.
  • Small company accounting.