Steve Collings, FMAAT FCCA

Director at LWA, Author & Industry Advisor


Amongst the great work he has done working from LWA’s office in Sale, Manchester, Steve Collings contributes to a variety of external sources and is recognised globally for his technical knowledge. Steve’s service to the accounting world has continued to grow from the very beginning of his career, and has resulted in many benefits to all within the accounting and auditing industry. Steve is also a member of the UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group at the Financial Reporting Council.

In September 2019, Steve was recommended by our professional body ACCA, to do a lecture to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados on one of his topics of expertise - international financial reporting standards.

Through lecturing on the CPD circuit, advising various professional bodies on accounting matters, and having written and published many books within the industry, Steve’s expertise is invaluable to keeping staff knowledge at the highest standard possible.

Steve also works closely with businesses and professional bodies assisting them with technical aspects of UK and Ireland accounting standards, more recently having landed an exclusive technical accountancy services deal with the market leading provider of business critical software, IRIS.

Most of Steve’s book can be found on his Amazon page, as well as the links below:

Steve's Amazon Page

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Steve's Books

  1. IFRS for Dummies

    Wiley, 2012

  2. Small Company Reporting

    Bloomsbury, 2015

  3. Frequently Asked Questions in IFRS

    Wiley, 2013

  4. UK Financial Statements - Presentation and Disclosure Requirements

    Bloomsbury, 2016

  5. Corporate Finance for Dummies

    Wiley, 2013

  6. UK GAAP Financial Statements Disclosure Manual

    Wiley, 2016

  7. Financial Reporting for Unlisted Companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland

    Bloomsbury, 2014

  8. Practical Guide to UK Accounting and Auditing Standards

    Bloomsbury, 2018

Far from being limited to just books, Steve has written and published several hundred articles for the likes of,, Accountancy Magazine and more. Steve is also a member of the ACCA Manchester Members Network Panel.

Steve’s outstanding contribution to the accounting world has not gone unrecognised, which was demonstrated when he was awarded the Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards for Small-Medium Entities, by ACCA. What’s more, Steve’s greatest achievements to date include winning the British Accountancy Award for Accounting Technician of the Year at the inaugural ceremony in 2011 with the judge’s comments:

Not only did Steve excel above and beyond the call of duty in his day job, but he also managed to write highly successful books. He is clearly a dedicated man who worked tirelessly to raise the standards and professionalism of his part of the industry.

Just 2 years later, Steve was recognised for Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy Profession at the Association of International Accountants (AIA) annual Founders Lecture & Awards. Steve’s work has also helped our firm to be shortlisted again at The British Accountancy Awards in 2016 as Most Innovative Practice.

All of this is credited to an unlimited passion and enthusiasm that Steve has for his profession, and the importance he feels for passing it on to others. To learn more about Steve’s published work and contributions to the accountancy and auditing sector, visit his website here.