Mayowa Akinbote

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I joined Staffordshire Business School in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. I am the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Award Leader, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. I earned an MA in International Finance and PhD (submitted) in Efficient Markets and Investor Behaviour. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). I am an external examiner for UK Universities and participate in the awards validation panel for undergraduate and postgraduate awards within further and higher education institutions. Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I worked as a Chartered Accountant in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, I prepared and monitored the budget (capital and revenue), provided technical advice to finance and non-finance managers, and maintained good working relationships with the auditors. In the private sector, I engaged audit procedures to test balances, forensic audits, self-assessments, company statutory year-end account CT600s, Inheritance Tax and Capital Tax (etc.) with submission to HMRC and tax planning for clients. 

Professional memberships and activities

ACCA Membership with Practising Certificate.
Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (HEA)

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (submitted), Efficient Markets and Investor Behaviour LMU, Guildhall School of Business and Law
  • Postgraduate in Education (PgCHPE), Staffordshire University
  • MA International Finance, LMU, Guildhall School of Business and Law
  • BA Accounting and Finance, LMU, Guildhall School of Business and Law


  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets
  • Investors Behaviours
  • Accounting Software(s)

Expert in using tools in quantitative research methods (EViews) Expert in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Research interests

  • Investment Returns Forecast and Valuation
  • Investment Risks Management
  • Financial Market Volatility
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Regulation and Business performance

Enterprise and commercial interests

I have worked extensively within corporate programmes generating income and developing and delivering bespoke and professional training to employers such as Small Business Leadership Programme, Help to Grow Project and Staffordshire County Council Regulation Research.

I took over the running of the Accounting and Finance Award and gained the professional course accreditation for the ACCA, CIMA and ICEAW programmes.

I have extensive experience working with both UK and International partners.



  • Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Fraud Risk Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial Management
  • Level 1- 6 Financial Reporting Auditing Management Accounting Taxation Corporate governance Financial Management Postgraduate
  • Level 7 Management Control and Internal Audit Financial Analysis in a Global Context


  • Management Control and Internal Audit
  • Financial Concepts and Practice


Different food hygiene enforcement strategies: comparative effects on the compliance and performance of food handling businesses (in progress).

Williamson, D., Pugh, G. and Akinbote, M., Developing and applying a ‘compliance return’ construct to evaluate the efficacy of deterrence and cooperation in the enforcement of food safety regulations. Administrative Science Quarterly, (under Review). Akinbote, M (2020) Which to use: Quick Ratio or Current Ratio for Liquidity Measurement in business [Online]. Available from:

Akinbote, M (2020) Coronavirus: The Battle Axe [Online]. Available from:

Akinbote, M (2020) Tax Avoidance and Competitive Advantage [Online]. Available from:

Akinbote, M (2018) BHS Death: Who is to Blame? [Online]. Available from: 


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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021