Biography of David Flint
David Flint (1919- ) is a graduate of the University who was Johnstone Smith Professor of Accountancy from 1964 and was appointed to a new Chair of Accountancy in 1975, which he held for ten years. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law, 1971 to 1973, and Vice-Principal from 1981 to 1985, and awarded the honorary degree DUniv in 2001.
Flint studied at the University and graduated Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law. He served as a Major in the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War, when he was mentioned in despatches. He became a partner in the accountancy firm Mann Judd Gordon & Co, and lectured part-time at the University from 1950 to 1960.
Among many other offices, Flint held those of Chairman of the AUTA (now the British Accounting Association) in 1969; President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, 1975 to 1976; membership of the Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland, 1978 to 1980, and the presidency of the European Accounting Association from 1983 to 1984.
University Link: Alumnus, Faculty Dean, Honorary Graduate, Lecturer, Professor, Vice-Principal
GU Degree: MA,
Occupation categories: accountants
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Record last updated: 13th Aug 2008