Dr Katie Balaam

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


Katie BalaamBSc, FCCA, PhD

Katie is no stranger to Buckingham after completing a BSc Business Studies with Finance in February 2004. Katie gained her first class degree and shortly following this she joined the Mercedes-Benz graduate programme in Milton Keynes, undertaking a variety of roles, including Control Analyst and Retail Financial Accountant. Whilst working at Mercedes she qualified as an ACCA accountant through BPP, gaining fellow status in 2012.

Recently Katie has completed her doctorate at Birkbeck College, London, in the area of corporate governance and capital structure.  Katie’s research surrounds how the characteristics of the Board of Directors could impact levels of debt in UK companies, for example the gender of the Board and CEO characteristics.

Katie teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting and Financial Management on the undergraduate programmes.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys attending Jazzercise classes and spending time with her family.

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