Lecturers-Accounting and Finance

MOHAMMED ISSAH

Name:                 Mr. Mohammed Issah

Faculty:              Accounting and Finance

Department:      Accounting

Position:            Lecturer

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Academic Areas: 

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research

 

Biography:

Mohammed Issah was born in Aboabo, a suburb of Kumasi, Ghana. He is a chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience in the Accounting and Finance industry.

Issah’s primary areas of research include bankruptcy analysis and prediction, credit and lending policies, risk management and regulation in banking, corporate finance, capital markets, performance measurement and financial reporting, including international accounting standards and investors’ use of financial statement information.

Prior to joining the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), he served as a Managing Partner for FT Global Group in UK and Ghana, and was instrumental in the development of group Financial Delivery Model, focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance and evolving the company’s business model.

He also worked as a Financial Controller at European Care Group (Now Embrace group) in the UK for over six years. He has worked as a lecturer and a consultant to several organization both locally and internationally, including Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly (Ghana), Braun and Co, (UK), Lucas and Associodo, (Spain), Property Investment Consultancy, (Ghana), Mobile Doctors PLC, (UK), People’s Dialogue on Human Settlement, (Ghana) TCMS (West Africa) and GCNET (Ghana).

Issah has also been the recipient of a number of academic awards including:

  • 2013 - Best Dissertation Award, awarded by Oxford University-Saïd Business School,
  • 2012 - University of West of England- MSc Best Student Award, awarded by Deloitte and Touché, UK,
  • 2005 - Top Achiever Award, awarded by LVMT Business School, London
  • 2002 - ACCA- Business Taxation Award Winner, awarded by Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

He is a member of Oxford Business Alumni and a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant. He holds BSc in Accounting (first-class) degree from Oxford Brookes University and a Master of Science in Financial Management from the University of West of England (Best Student) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from University of Oxford (Best Dissertation). He is also a PhD candidate in Accounting at the University of Free State Business School in South Africa.

 

Teaching Statement:

Issah’s vision for teaching is to give students a profound understanding of the course, with seamless integration of conceptual foundations and practically applicable tools. His interaction in this course is underpinned by the philosophy of Confucius which says that: Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I will remember, involve me and I will understand.

 

Academic Degrees

  • PGDip Financial Strategy: University of Oxford, UK, 2012-2013
  • MSc Financial Management: University of West of England, UK, 2010-2012
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting: Oxford Brooks University, UK, 2001-2004

 

Professional Qualifications

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • Full membership since June 2008
  • Fellow Membership Since September 2013

 

Professional Experience

  • Managing Director, FT Global Investment
  • Financial Controller at European care Group (Now Embrace group) in the UK
  • Lecturer and a consultant to many organizations both locally and internationally:
  • Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly (Ghana)
  • Braun and Co, (UK),
  • Lucas and Associodo, (Spain)
  • Property Investment Consultancy, (Ghana),
  • Mobile Doctors PLC, (UK),
  • People’s Dialogue on Human Settlement, (Ghana)
  • TCMS (West Africa) and GCNET (Ghana).

    

Selected Publications

(Refereed Journal Articles)

  1. Bunyaminu, A., Mohammed, I., & Issah, M. (2019). Business Failure Prediction: A Tri-dimensional Approach.Journal of Applied Business and Economics21(2), 80-100.
  2. Issah, M., & Antwi, S. (2017). Role of macroeconomic variables on firms’ performance: Evidence from the UK.Cogent Economics & Finance5(1), 1-18
  3. Bunyaminu, A., & Issah, M. (2012). Predicting corporate failure of UK’s listed companies: Comparing multiple discriminant analysis and logistic regression. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics94, 6-22.
  4. Bunyaminu, A. & Issah, M. (2012). The Sustainability of Micro-Finance Companies: Generalised Linear Modeling (GLM) Approach, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 95, 6-11

 

Subject Areas (Teaching)

Graduate level

  • MCPC618-Accounting and Financial Systems
  • MCPC 614-Cost and Management Accounting
  • MBAF 601-Financial Reporting
  • MBAF 602-Corporate Reporting Strategy

Undergraduate level

  • BACT 401-Corporate Reporting I
  • BACT 402-Corporate Reporting II

 

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Fellow-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Member-Oxford Business Alumni
  • Alumni-St Hugh's College, University of Oxford
  • Alumni-University of West of England
  • Member-Oxford and Cambridge Association of Ghana
  • Member-Institute of Professional Studies Alumni

 

 

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