Joshua King Obeng-Nyarko is a public speaker and an academic who derives great satisfaction to see students succeed in academic endeavours and succeed in life. As a chartered Accountant by profession and currently working on his Doctoral thesis at the University of Essex, Joshua holds a Master of Science in Accounting with Finance and a Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Ghana Business School. He is a Fellow of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK.
To demonstrate his passion for higher education teaching, learning and assessment, Joshua has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) as well as Certificate in Research Supervision all at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK. He comes to the University of Suffolk with vast experience gained from several UK universities. He has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and held various responsible positions at several UK universities’ Business Schools in both capacities as full faculty and as well as on part time member basis for nearly 15 years. These include London South Bank University, University of Essex, De Montfort University, and Thames Valley University (West London University).
Joshua has contributed to, and continues to make improvements in teaching, learning, assessment and student experience in the UK. For nearly a decade now, he has been making substantial academic contribution to the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and students by serving as external examiner for Bucks University in the past and currently London Metropolitan Business School, London. He has been a member of several round-table conferences which discussed important developments in accounting and finance such as lease accounting and employability in accounting education in UK.
Joshua has a passion for research in accounting and finance, especially in corporate governance. His ongoing doctoral thesis is based on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 of the US on UK companies listed in the US markets. Given that UK has a different corporate governance regime (comply or explain), Joshua wants to discover how UK companies are faring under US corporate governance regime which is based on comply or else basis. As part of the journey to this great discovery, Joshua has published a series of academic articles at the social science research network (SSRN). These articles have been widely accessed and read as evidenced in SSRN database. He has also attended, presented and spoken on the topic at various academic conferences in the UK.
Joshua comes to academia with rich international experiences from both public and private sectors – (profit and non-profit making organisations). He has worked in the Customs and Excise Ghana, Director, Kepler Ventures UK among others. At the University of Suffolk, Joshua is using his past rich professional experiences in both public and private to enrich the students’ learning experience at UOS. Currently the student admissions officer in accounting and financial management at the Suffolk Business School, Joshua takes students’ feedback very seriously and uses them in good faith to improve professional practice at UOS. Guided by the maxim that no one is perfect, Joshua is a keen life-long learner who is ready to learn from his students as they of him. Not only that, Joshua also believes in equal and fair opportunity. It is his philosophical position that when the rules are fair and transparent, and the playing field is level for all, most, if not all learners can succeed. Guided by this, he ensures that no one is disadvantaged by his professional judgment or actions.
Currently, he is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management.