I am a Professor of Accounting and Accountability and the Research Lead of the Accounting Research Group, The Accounting, Accountability and Ethics (AAEG) group within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School. I have many years of professional practice in accountancy, banking and the academia. My research interests can be broadly grouped around financial/corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, issues in transparency of corporate disclosure, CSR, CG, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. He has published his works in leading journals such as The British Accounting Review, European Financial Management, The Accounting Forum, Journal of Accounting and Taxation, and Research in Management Sciences. I am also a reviewer for many of these Journals. I am happy to supervise PhD students in the above subject areas of expertise.
I have successfully supervised five doctoral research students to completion and currently supervising three others in my area of expertise and interests. My research interests and expertise can be broadly grouped into corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, transparency in corporate disclosure, CSR, corporate governance, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. I have examined several internal and external PhD students. Prior to my joining Derby, I was head of the accounting research group and director of PhD programme in the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) where I organised workshops and seminars. I am currently an external examiner for Canterbury Christ Church University.
Prior to my academic career I qualified with one of the then ‘big 5’ auditing firms and worked in the banking industry. I have functioned in many different academic roles, including the accounting subject group lead, the accounting group research lead and latterly the director of PhD studies. I recently chaired the scientific planning committee of an International Audit Week conference. I have professional affiliation with the British Accounting and Finance Association, The Academy of Management (AOM), The European Accounting Association (EAA) and The American Accounting Association (AAA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
My research interests can be broadly grouped around financial/corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, issues in transparency of corporate disclosure, CSR, CG, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. In these interests and expertise, I seek to gain a broad-based understanding of the true makeup of accounting numbers, how they shape, and are shaped by, their organisational and societal contexts. I have supervised many doctoral students to completion in these areas. I welcome any student interested in researching any of the above issues within the business school. Furthermore, I review for many journals such as The British Accounting Review, European Financial Management, The Accounting Forum, Journal of Accounting and Taxation and Research in Management Sciences.
Membership of professional bodies
I am a member of The British Accounting and Finance Association, The Academy of Management (AOM), The European Accounting Association (EAA) and The American Accounting Association (AAA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Yekini Sina (2018) ‘The influence of corporate governance practices on corporate social responsibility: evidence from the United Kingdom and France’. European Accounting Association (EAA) conference Milan Italy.
Yekini Sina (2018) ‘Corporate governance mechanisms and CEO-to-Worker Pay gap: An Empirical Insight from the UK’. Academy of Management Conference (AOM) Chicago USA 2018
Yekini Sina (2018) ‘Companies with Psychopathic Traits and their Future Returns’. British Accounting and Finance Association BAFA Conference 2018
Yekini Sina (2017). CSR Disclosure and CEO Compensation: Empirical Evidence from UK Companies. European Accounting Association Spain 2017
Yekini Sina (2016) Do Community Stakeholders Dictate the Pace of Corporate Community Involvement Disclosures (CCID)? BAFA conference, March, 2016
Yekini Sina (2015) “Predicting Stock Market Returns Based on the Content of Annual Report Narrative: A New Anomaly”. BAFA conference on the 23rd of March, 2015
Yekini L. S. (2013) Qualitative information and valuation. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Newcastle Civil Centre, UK 9-11 April 2013
Yekini L S (2012) An Examination of the impact of teamwork on employees of Public Sector Organizations: A case study of Central Bank of Nigeria. International Journal of Arts and commerce. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Hilton Metropole Hotel Brighton UK 17-19 April 2012
Yekini L. S. (2011) “The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Shareholders’ Wealth: Evidence from Nigeria” The Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Aston Business School, UK 12-14 April 2011
Yekini Liafisu Sina (September 2009) “Aligning narratives in annual reports and managers intended information release”. Irish Academy of Management (IAM): Dublin City University. Ireland. Conference website: www.iamireland.com/
Yekini L. Sina (2009) Value relevance of level of disclosure of derivative use by UK non-financial companies. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting Association (BAA), Dundee, UK. April 2009.
Yekini, Liafisu Sina (June 2008) ‘Poster presentation at the Postgraduate festival of Post Graduate research’ titled Making information available to the shareholders.
Yekini, Liafisu Sina (2008) Incremental information of new and compulsory regulation on derivative use’, A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting Association (BAA), Blackpool, UK. March 2008.
Yekini Liafisu Sina (2008) ‘Narrative reporting of derivative use among UK non-financial firms. Paper presented at the 2nd Critical Management Studies PhD Forum, Leicester. March 2008.
Yekini, Liafisu Sina (2007) Derivative use and financial reporting. A paper presented at the internal PhD conference with the theme, ‘Rehearsing for the future’ 1st Critical Management Studies PhD Forum, Leicester. November 2007.
Experience in industry
I am originally a chartered accountant and worked with one of the then ‘big 5’ auditing firm with many years of experience in professional practice and the banking industry. My roles in accountancy practice and banking have prepared him for his current research interests and expertise. In the audit firm, I functioned in the audit of big manufacturing and banking institutions. In the banking industry, I worked and led strategic initiatives in the operations, treasury and internal audit departments, hence my research areas in the mainstream accounting areas.
Additional interests and activities
I have been functioning in the area of funding. The main ones are as follows:
- £20,000 (2014) - Along with five other colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and University of Dundee secured funding for the CCAB project titled “International Financial Reporting for the Not-For-Profit Sector” Collaborators include Louise Crawford, Gareth Morgan, Carolyn Cordery, Oonagh Breen, Faisal Sheikh, Sunyanto Suyanto 2014- Successful and completed in 2014
- £25,000 (2015) - Along with a colleague from Coventry University secured research fund of for ISSA project titled “Transparency in securities transaction and custody chains – A study of the benefits and costs of securities accounting systems. Collaborator includes Professor Stuart Weinstein – 2015 – Successful, completed and submitted in October 2015
- £5,000 (2015) - Along with two colleagues from De Montfort and University of Huddersfield secured seed corn research grant…Successful completed in June 2016
- £400,000 (2015) – along with two colleagues from Coventry and De Montfort Universities, I submitted, as a Co-Investigator, the funding application for a project entitled “The role of Accounting Institutions in the Control of Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Nigeria”. Collaborators include Dr Kamil Omoteso and Dr Kemi Yekini. Outcome: Not successful