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David Flint

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.


David Flint

Born 1919.
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

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University Roles

  • Faculty Dean, 1971-1973
  • Vice-Principal, 1981-1985
  • Alumnus
  • Honorary Graduate
  • Lecturer
  • Professor

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