Roger Lister is a chartered accountant and a professor of finance at Salford University. After reading modern languages as a major open scholar at Oriel College, Oxford, he worked for international accounting firms KPMG and PwC, specializing latterly in corporate taxation with particular interest in the taxation of groups. In his academic posts at Liverpool and Salford universities, Lister has taught accounting, corporate finance, and corporate tax and given specialized courses on capital structure. His research and publications have focused on corporate finance. Recent work has included an interdisciplinary perspective in which he examines alternative cultural models and advocates a role for the arts in business education.