Robin Jarvis is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Brunel University. Robin was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the advancement of accounting and finance to the academic community in 2013. From a European perspective Robin is a Special Adviser to the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) and a member of Finance Watch’s Committee of Transparency and Independence. In the UK Robin is a Board member of the Genesis Initiative, a Director of the Registry Trust Ltd which he chairs their Audit and Risk Management Committee and Company Secretary and Director of Finance at Z2K. Robin has researched and published on SMEs, accounting and personal debt issues for a number of years resulting in numerous publications and 10 books. His interest in SMEs and accounting has been recognised through his membership of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) SME specialists groups and his past membership of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).