Steve Seymour

BA, MBA, PhD, ACMA, CGMA

Steve Seymour is Director – Open Programmes and the module leader for finance on the MBA. He also teaches finance on a variety of Ashridge custom and open programmes. Steve teaches and consults with a range of organisations internationally including CRH, Fenner, JTI, OMV, Philips, and Sinopec.

Steve joined Ashridge from PowerGen (now e.on), where he was CFO for one of the company's three operating divisions. Prior to that he was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with both the private and public sectors. Before moving into consultancy Steve was the Financial Controller for bmi.

Steve has a BA in Economics & Accounting from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and also has Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. Steve gained his MBA and PhD degrees at Loughborough University. He is an adjunct professor at the Abu Dhabi Higher College of Technology and lectures at Loughborough and Cranfield Universities and at the Rotterdam School of Management. 

Steve Seymour

Publications

Digital Dawn

There is a new generation of virtual careers and virtual organisations, but what does this mean for the CFO and the finance function? Steve Seymour asks if the vision of the future is one of virtual profits being measured by virtual CFOs or if that is just the imagination running wild.

Seymour, S. (2008) Digital Dawn, CIMA - Excellence in Leadership, Issue 7, pp. 64 - 66, September

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Make way for the virtual CFO

Virtual careers and virtual organisations are seen as the way forward - so what does this mean for the role of the CFO and the finance function? Is the vision or the future one of virtual profits being measured by virtual CFOs or is that just imagination running wild? Steve Seymour gathers varying perspectives and shares his findings with FDE

Seymour, S. (2008) Make way for the virtual CFO, Finance Director Europe, Issue 3, pp. 74 -76, August

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Make way for the virtual CFO?

Seymour, S. (2007) Make way for the virtual CFO? Internal working paper, Ashridge

Costing & Management Accounting

Includes definitions of costing terminology and presents a case study which covers a comparison of high fixed and variable cost businesses, overhead apportionment/allocation, marginal costing, standard costing and budgeting.

Jones, D. & Seymour, S. (2001) Costing & Management Accounting, Ashridge Learning Resource Centre Learning Guides, September

EPA 1990: Environmental Protection Act or Effective Privatisation Activity? [A repeat of the paper below for a difference audience]

Seymour, S. & Finlay, P. (1998) EPA 1990: Environmental Protection Act or Effective Privatisation Activity?, British Academy of Management Conference, September

EPA 1990: Environmental Protection Act or Effective Privatisation Activity? - 1997

Seymour, S. & Finlay, P. (1997) EPA 1990: Environmental Protection Act or Effective Privatisation Activity?, East Midlands Environmental Conference, July

Accounting for Highways Direct Labour Organisations: the Illusion of Success

Piper, J.A. & Seymour, S. (1989) Accounting for Highways Direct Labour Organisations: the Illusion of Success, Loughborough University Business School, Department of Management Studies Working Paper No. 203, February