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Dr Abdullahi Ishola

Lecturer
EBS - Accounting
Dr Abdullahi Ishola

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Biography

Abdullahi is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting at the Essex Business School, University of Essex. Before that he was an assistant lecturer in Essex Business School and a sessional tutor at University of Essex International College, Kaplan International Pathways. Abdullahi holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from Kwara State University, Nigeria and a masters and PhD in Accounting and Finance from University of Essex. Abdullahi is also a qualified accounting technician (AAT), chartered accountant (ACA), chartered tax practitioner (ACTI), and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His research interests lie in the area of corporate and financial reporting with particular interest in integrated reporting, and sustainability reporting. He is also interested in corporate governance, auditing and assurance, ESG, carbon accounting and reporting, climate change, and finance. His recent research is published in Business Strategy and Environment. Abdullahi has served as a reviewer for Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting and International Journal of Accounting and Finance. Abdullahi has ample experience in accounting practice having worked as an auditor and a tax auditor for several years.

Qualifications

  • BSc Accounting Kwara State University,

  • MSc Accounting and Finance University of Essex,

  • PhD Accounting and Finance University of Essex,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Essex Business School, University of Essex (10/1/2022 - present)

  • Assistant Lecturer, Essex Business School, University of Essex (7/10/2019 - 10/1/2022)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate reporting

Open to supervise

Financial Reporting

Open to supervise

Integrated reporting

Open to supervise

Sustainability reporting

Open to supervise

Accounting in emerging economies

Open to supervise

Corporate governance

Open to supervise

Climate change accounting and reporting

Open to supervise

Corporate social responsibility

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Integrated Reporting, Organisational Learning and Carbon Performance

African Accounting and Finance Association, 6/9/2022

On the relationship between Corporate Disclosures and Firm Risk: Evidence from Integrated Reporting

Financial Reporting and Business Communication Annual Conference, 30/6/2022

On the relationship between Corporate Disclosures and Firm Risk: Evidence from Integrated Reporting

British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies Special Interest Group Workshop, Southampton, United Kingdom, 24/6/2022

Fighting climate change: The role of Integrated Reporting on firms’ carbon performance

1st Accounting, Sustainability and Governance Workshop, Accounting, Sustainability and Governance Group, Bristol, United Kingdom, 11/6/2021

Fighting climate change: The role of Integrated Reporting on firms’ carbon performance

British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclass, 9/4/2021

The association between integrated thinking and firm financial performance

BAFA Financial Reporting and Business Comminications (FRBC) Conference, 4/4/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Accounting I (BE102)

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (BE110)

  • Accounting Project (BE936)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

Baboukardos, D., Mangena, M. and Ishola, A., (2021). Integrated thinking and sustainability reporting assurance: International evidence. Business Strategy and the Environment. 30 (4), 1580-1597

Book chapters (2)

Alabi, AT. and Ishola, AO., (2022). The Essence and Prospects of Forensic Accounting in Developing Countries. In: Handbook of Research on the Significance of Forensic Accounting Techniques in Corporate Governance. IGI Global. 211- 231

Dalegan, HO. and Ishola, AO., (2022). An Evaluation of the Relevance of Forensic Accounting on Fraud Detection in the Nigerian Public Sector. In: Handbook of Research on the Significance of Forensic Accounting Techniques in Corporate Governance. Editors: Kamwani, SS., Vieira, ES., Madaleno, M. and Azevedo, G., . IGI Global. 190- 210. 9781799887546

Thesis dissertation (1)

Ishola, AO., (2022). Essays on Integrated Reporting

Contact

a.ishola@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873086

Location:

EBS.3.126H, Colchester Campus

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