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Joshua King Obeng-Nyarko

Senior Lecturer


Joshua King Obeng-Nyarko

Account Manager and Course Leader - MBA (Unicaf)
Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management and BA (Hons) Economics, Banking & Finance

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Joshua Obeng-Nyarko is the Programme Leader of MBA (Unicaf), BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management and BA (Hons) Economics Banking and Finance at the Suffolk Business School.  Prior to this, Joshua was the Programme Leader of BA Accounting and Entrepreneurship and for a brief period a Leader of MSc International Finance all at the London South Bank University. 

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Joshua moved into academia where he thought his purpose and passion in life lay in 2005 and has since been leading accounting and finance courses and modules in several UK universities.  He was a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort university where he successfully led many modules before leaving for London South Bank University.  He has also led postgraduate and undergraduate modules at University of Essex before finally moving to the University of Suffolk. 

Joshua has a worked in public, private as well as the Non-Profit sectors in various capacity and held responsible positions.  He was the founder and Director of Enterprises Accounting and Taxation Service (ETAS) in the UK and is currently a Director at Kepler Ventures, a company that provides financial services in the UK.  He was previously a Trustee of a Charity in the UK, a position he held for 5 years. 

Joshua’s teaching in the higher education has been enriched by his past diverse experiences gained from all walks of life and is able to draw on these experiences to enhance student’ learning experience.  He is passionate about accounting research and students’ learning and anecdotally prides himself as a ‘students’ champion’. 


  • PhD: In Accounting – Essex (Candidate)
  • CRS: Certificate in Research Supervision (2011) 
  • FHEA: Fellow Higher Education Academy (2011)
  • PGCHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2010) 
  • MSC: Master of Science in Accounting with Finance (2006)
  • FCCA: Fellow, Chartered Certified Accountants UK (2004) 
  • DPA: Diploma in Public Administration (1997) 


  • London South Bank University (May 2012 – August 2014)
              Programme Leader BA (Hons) Accounting and Entrepreneurship 
              Programme Leader MSc International Finance 

  • De Montfort University (September 2008 – June 2012) 
              Senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance leading Postgraduate and Undergraduate modules 

  • London South Bank University (Sept 2005 – Aug 2008) 
              Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and leading modules across postgraduate and undergraduate course 

  • Thames valley University P/T (June 2006– August 2007) 
              Lecturer in Financial Reporting and financial Management 

  • Essex Business School - University of Essex P/T (2013, 2014, and 2015) 
              Lecturer in Accounting (Postgraduate and undergraduate modules) 



  • Managing Through Finance MBA 
  • Managing Through Finance MBA (Unicaf) 
  • Advanced Auditing (L6) UG 
  • Audit and Assurance (L6) UG 
  • Auditing and Assurance (L5) UG 


  • Corporate Governance 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • ​​​​​​​Auditing and regulatory compliance research 


  • Fellowship - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 2010 
  • Fellowship – Advanced HE 2011 
  • Nominated - The Most Inspirational Lecturer Award UOS 2017 and 2018 
  • ​​​​​​​Nominated – Vice Chancellor’s Most Distinguished Lecturer Award, De Montfort University 2011 


  • Obeng-Nyarko, J.K. and Omoteso, K. (2010) The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on UK Companies Listed on the US Markets. Available at SSRN:  

  • Grigore, G. F. and Obeng-Nyarko, J. K. (2011)  Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries: The Case of Most Successful Companies in Romania and. Available at SSRN: