Who we are

Richard Clarke is the founder and CEO of aCOWtancy

What he’s done:

For more than a decade he’s shaped aCOWtancy to provide the most effective, innovative and successful methods of studying and passing professional accounting exams.

Inspired by innovation and taking a different approach to professional education, Richard saw the obvious need for an online tuition system way before the pandemic forced most others to adapt. aCOWtancy was founded from a standing start back in 2013, with a tailor-made, bespoke web-design that has since become a trusted name in accounting tuition for thousands of students around the world.

Previously, he sold his Platinum rated offline academy, the Richard Clarke Academy, to PWC, and before that was himself a trainer at BPP and became the Director of Training there, responsible for training all BPP tutors worldwide.

What inspires him:

Music, community, good design and Lincoln FC (in no particular order)

Businesses that give a sh*t

What he says:

“ My intention with aCOWtancy has always been to inspire and enable students from any background to become anything they want to be.

Of course, the accounting qualifications give people the bedrock of business know-how, but what they really do is open the door for entrepreneurship, business, creative and thought leadership - and that’s something that’s really inspiring to be part of. I hope our students can see some of that creativity within the site and enjoy their learning experience with us. ”