Mayowa Akinbote


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a Certified Chartered Accountant and I started my career as a Senior Finance Officer and Audit/Tax consultant in public and private sectors respectively. As a senior finance officer, I prepared and monitored budget (capital and revenue) and the closing of year-end accounts and I provided technical advice to finance and non-finance managers and maintaining good working relationships with the auditors. As audit and tax advisor, I engaged audit procedures to test balances, forensic audit, arranged IR35 checks on contracts and prepared self-assessments, company statutory year-end account CT600s, Inheritance Tax and Capital Tax (e.t.c) with submission to HMRC and tax planning for clients.
I am an external examiner for UK Universities and I teach professional accountancy courses, undergraduate and postgraduate within further and higher education institutions.

Professional memberships and activities

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

Academic qualifications

PhD (in view), Guildhall School of Business and Law, LMU, (UK).
PgCHPE, Staffordshire University, 2017
MA Education, Guildhall School of Business and Law, LMU, (UK). 2011
Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), LMU, (UK). 2010
MA Internation Finance, Guildhall School of Business and Law, LMU, (UK). 2007
BA Accounting and Finance, Guildhall School of Business and Law, LMU, (UK). 2005.


Cash Flow, Financial Reporting, Auditing, Financial Markets, Taxation and Management Accounts. Micro-soft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Accounting Softwares.

Research interests

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


  • Financial Reporting.

  • Auditing and Fraud Risk Management.

  • Finance and Revenue Management in the Leisure Industry.

  • Taxation


In progress

  • Different food hygiene enforcement strategies: comparative effects on the compliance and performance of food handling businesses.

  • Investment funds and risk attached to returns during a volatile period.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020