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Dr Kemi Yekini

Job: Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance and Director of Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8783

E: kyekini@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Kemi Yekini joined the Leicester Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in September 2012. Prior to this, Kemi qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 while training with one of the big four auditing firms-KPMG Audit (Then known as Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde & Co) and later moved on to Deloitte and Touché. Kemi later joined the private sector and worked at managerial level in various capacities. Altogether Kemi had more than 19 years of professional practice/industry experience before finally joining the academia. Kemi’s many years of experience in professional practice has largely driven her teaching and research interest(s), which can be grouped around accountability and transparency in corporate disclosure practices with keen interest in CSR communication and corporate governance. Kemi has developed a broad approach to examining CSR and sustainability reporting, to assess the accountability to these issues by large multi-nationals. She interprets CSR to encompass many aspects of social and environmental interactions and has a particular interest in understanding firm’s interaction with its corporate and extended environment through high-quality disclosures. She has published her research in reputable international journals. She is currently the director of the Cenre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS).

Research group affiliations

  • Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)
  • Comparative Employment Research Centre (CERC)
  • Centre for Comparative Housing Research (CCHR)

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Corporate disclosure practices, Financial/Social reporting, CSR communication, Sustainability and accountability, corporate governance, internal control/Auditing, Forensic accounting and Fraud examination.

Areas of teaching

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Examination and Investigation
  • International Accounting & Finance Issues

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Accounting, Nigeria - 1990
  • Associate Chartered Accountant – ACA 1992
  • MSc in Finance, University of Leicester - 2005
  • PhD in Accounting and Finance, De Montfort University – 2012
  • Postgraduate Cert. in Higher Education - 2014
  • Certified Fraud Examiner – CFE 2015

Courses taught

Currently teaching:

  • Undergraduate (Yr 3): Forensic Accounting;
  • Postgraduate:Corporate governance; Fraud examination and Investigation.

Current Admin Roles: 

  • Doctoral Research Coordinator
  • Programme Leader: MSc Forensic Accounting
  • Module Leader: Corporate governance and Fraud examination 

Previousely taught:

Undergraduates:

  • Auditing and Assurance (Year3);
  • Financial Decision Making (Year1)
  • Financial Markets & Institutions (Year2)
  • International Accounting and Finance Issues (Year3)
  • Professional Communication (Year1)
  • Public sector Accounting (Year3)

Professional:

  • ACCA Paper F8 Auditing and Assurance, and
  • ACCA Paper P7 Advanced Auditing and Assurance

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) since 1992
  • British Accounting and Finance Association, since 2012
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, since 2013
  • European Accounting Association (EAA) since 2016

Professional licences and certificates

License to practice as a Chartered Accountant – member in practice;

Issued by: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Since 2003

Conference attendance

Yekini, K. and Adelopo, I. (2016) “The impact of community expectations on corporate community involvement disclosures in the annual report of UK listed companies” A paper presented at the 39 th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association held at MECC Maastricht, the Netherland, May 11-13 2016.

Yekini, K. Omoteso, K. and Crowther, D. (2016) “Evaluating the quality and veracity of CSR narratives: Can semiotics help?” A paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, held at the Chancellors’ Building, University of Bath, March 21-23, 2016.

Yekini, K.; Adelopo, I; and Yekini, S (2015) “Impact of board independence on the quality of community disclosures in annual reports”. A paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, held at the University of Manchester, March 23-25, 2015.

Yekini, K.; Adelopo, I; and Yekini, S (2015) “Does Media Coverage influence Corporate Community Disclosures?” A paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, held at the University of Manchester, March 23-25, 2015.

Yekini, K. (2014) “Impact of board independence on the community disclosures quality”. A paper presented at the CSR symposium held at the Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK, in June 2014.

Yekini K (2012). Corporate Community Involvement: Pure Altruism or Reputation Management: A Semiotic analysis. A paper presented at the Department of Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK, in January, 2012.

Yekini K (2011). The Determinants, Perception and Reality of Corporate Community Involvement Disclosures in Annual Reports. A paper presented at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium, Aston University Birmingham, April, 2011.

Yekini K (2011). An Evaluation of the Reality of Corporate Community Involvement Disclosures in Annual Reports. A paper presented at the annual Organisational Governance Conference, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK, in September, 2011.

Yekini K (2008). Social and Environmental Reporting: How informative is the disclosure of Community Involvement – Qualitative or Quantitative. A paper presented at the annual Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Queens University, Belfast, UK. Sept. 2008.

Current research students

  • Adejumo, Babatunde Titus; “The Internal Audit Function as a Corporate Governance Mechanism in Developing Economy: An empirical study of the Nigerian Financial Sector”.

  • Bindabel, Wardah; “Corporate Governance Implications of Islamic Finance on Cross-border Mergers, Acquisition, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances by firms in the Gulf Countries”.

  • Fadayo, Matthew; “An Examination of online banking fraud: Its detection and Prevention”.
  • Menzo, Benjamin Prince, “Role of Internal Audit in Preventing procurement fraud in the Ghanian public sector

  • Naser, Muhammad Abu, “Comparison of microcredit take up and success in business development between the UK based Bangladeshi community and those based in Bangladesh

 Completed PhDs

  • Raimi Lukman: “Corporate Social Responsibility and  Entrepreneurship in the Nigerian Telecommunication Industry: A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)”.

  • Olusola, Thomas; “The Impact of ICT on Company Income Tax collection in developing countries "A case study of Nigeria".

PhD Viva-voce Examinations:

June 2016 - Internal Examiner for Dr Menan Mohamed Etab:

                    Thesis title: “The Internal and External Contingent Factors That Affect the                                            Determination of Profitability in Islamic Banks in Comparison                                            to Conventional Banks in Egypt”

March 2016 - Internal Examiner for Dr Mohammed Binkhamis.

                      Thesis title: “Barriers and Threats to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in                                               Saudi Arabia: A Study of Regulatory, Political and Economic                                             Factors”

November 2015 - Internal Examiner for Dr John Margerison.

                            Thesis title: “Accountability in the context of civilization change in                                                           China”

June 2015 - Internal Examiner for Dr Olumuyiwa Yinusa.

                    Thesis title: “Dynamic analysis of the impact of capital structure on firm                                                  performance in Nigeria”

Professional esteem indicators

Academic Journal Refereeing and Editorship

  • Guest Editor: Accounting Research Journal
  • Editor: Accounting and Finance Research Newsletter
  • Former Editor: Accounting and Finance Ocassional Paper Series
  • Reviewer: Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Reviewer: Managerial Auditing Journal
  • Reviewer: Accounting Research Journal
  • Reviewer: Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting & Finance
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Organizational Analysis

Other Reviewing Activities

  • Academic Conference on Social Responsibility sponsored by the Centre for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
  • Greenleaf Publishing – Chapter review: “Through what lens? Mining and community development in Southeast Asia” in the book; “CSR in Developing Countries: Towards a Development-Oriented approach”.
  • Emerald Reading ListAssist Project – Created the reading list on Sustainability; Accounting & Accountability.

Contribution to community and other voluntary activities

  • Volunteering as the representative of the Book Aid for Africa at DMU (2013-date)
  • Volunteered as Accountant for the Children & Parents Alliance (CAPtA), Leicester between Jan 2006 to June 2006
  • On-going volunteering as Regional Accountant for the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), Midland Region
  • Guest speaker to the DCLM annual youth conference entitled “Campus Horizon 2016” held at the University of Birmingham, 8th October 2016.                                Title of speech: “Academic Writing dynamics: Understanding and avoiding plagiarism”
  • Invited speaker to the DCLM annual women conference entitled “Empowering Christian women” held at the Midland Region H/Q of the DCLM in March 2015.      Title of speech: “Financial Management and Investment in a Christian Home”
  • Invited speaker to the DCLM annual youth and university students’ conference entitled “Campus Horizon 2015” held at the Midland Region H/Q of the DCLM in October 2015. Title of speech: “Essay Writing Skills and Exam Preparation”
  • Children Sunday school Tutor at the DCLM Leicester branch since 2011 to date.
  • Mentoring and counselling of youths at the DCLM Leicester since 2011 to date.
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