Mayowa Akinbote

Senior Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

As a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Staffordshire Business School, I am responsible for Accounting and Finance Award and I teach Auditing, Financial and Management Accounting, Taxation, Finance, governance, and ethics on undergraduate and postgraduate awards. Additionally, I also supervise dissertations at the master's level and support several undergraduate and postgraduate students during their time spent studying at the University in my capacity as an academic mentor. I earned an MA and PhD (in view) in Accounting & Finance from London Metropolitan University's Guildhall School of Business and Law. 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 both in undergraduate and postgraduate awards within further and higher education institutions.

Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I worked as an Accountant in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, I prepared and monitored the budget (capital and revenue) and the closing of year-end accounts, and I 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 audit, 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 (in view), 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)

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


  • 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).

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021