Jeremy Cripps is both a chartered accountant and a certified public accountant. He began his accounting career as an articled Clerk with Cooper Brothers in London. His interests include accounting history, the philosophy of accounting, and transparency and accountability as intellectual challenges. Born in Leicester, England, he attended Eton before becoming an articled clerk in London and then earning a travelling scholarship to the United States and a Fellowship to attend Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. There he met his wife Mary. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
From College Jeremy returned to Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) working
in International Tax in New York and then joined a client as European Controller of an American multi-national based in London where he implemented computerization, activity-based costing, and helped set-up a 5 years rolling strategic plan and computerization of the accounts. After years of corporate strategic planning Jeremy undertook IT consultancy work with a Qatari conglomerate and then the Ministry of Defence, Oman. Returning to the United States for the education of his young family Jeremy became a Professor of International Business and Accounting.
During years in academia Jeremy undertook frequent short-term consultancy for US AID contractors in East Europe, The Middle East and North Africa. He also won Fulbright Scholarships to Zimbabwe (1995), Bulgaria (2002), and a Senior Specialist award (Bulgaria 2003). In 2004 he helped set-up the College of Business at the American University in Kuwait and then returned to the United States. Currently he is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Findlay, Ohio.