Professor Ishola Rufus Akintoye

Professor Ishola Rufus Akintoye, a Professor of Accounting and Finance is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and The Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Life member of Nigeria Economic Society and Fellow of Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). He holds an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Finance, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Financial Management. He is an Alumni of University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University of Sunderland, UK, University of Calabar, Nigeria, Delta State University, Nigeria and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

Professor Akintoye is a Financial Consultant to the World Bank, a part of the team that worked on the Medium Term Expenditure framework (MTEF) currently being used for the budgetary processes by States and the Federal Government of Nigeria. He was in the World Bank Team of Chris Rowe, a Director of ICL International, UK involved in developing the MTEF Model for Lagos State. He also handled the Lagos State Financial Accountability Assessment (SFAA) on behalf of the World Bank. He is also a Financial Consultant to Phillips Consulting, West-Africa and SGI Consulting handling ADB Rural Water Project in many States in Nigeria. He is currently a Financial Consultant to Partnership for Child Development (PCD) of Imperial College, London and recently developed a Costing and Budgeting templates for the School Feeding Programme in Osun State, Nigeria on behalf of the PCD. He is the Coordinator of Osun State School Feeding Programme Document. In addition, he was up to May, 2013 the Coordinator/Director of the Centre For Entrepreneurial Education, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria, West Africa.

He started his working career in 1982 as an Executive Officer (Finance) with University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo) having worked with the same institution in 1977 as a Typist, later joined Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti in 1986 as a Lecturer 2. He moved to West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in 1988 as an Assistant Registrar, got promoted within two (2) years to Senior Assistant Registrar (Finance), resigned in 1991 to join Hillcrest Merchant Bank as a Manager, rose to the post of Assistant General Manager and finally moved out to one of the leading Audit Firms to be trained and eventually licensed to practice, then joined Taiwo Abimboye & Co. Chartered Accountants as a Partner.

Professor Akintoye went back into academics in 2000 as a Principal Lecturer at Lagos City Polytechnic, and Associate Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria teaching Tax Management & Planning, Financial Management and Financial Analysis at the Masters Level, joined Ogun State University(now Olabisi Onabanjo) as a Lecturer 1 on full time in 2002, rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer and served as Head of the Department of Accounting for Four(4) years, then became the First Head of a Merged Department of Accounting, Banking & Finance after the 2009 reorganiation, later resigned to join Osun State University as an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Pioneer Head of Department of Accounting, Banking & Finance, eventually got interviewed and assessed on September 17, 2011 and appointed as a Professor of Accounting and Finance. He is currently a Professor of Accounting and Finance with Olabisi Onabanjo University and Babcock Business School, Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, Nigeria.

An International Scholar, he has about sixty(60) Accounting and Finance Academic publications, local and international to his credit and has attended many local and international conferences and read many papers in the area of accounting, finance and financial economics

He has been an associate Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan since 2000, an External Examiner to Department of Management & Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University (Formerly University of Ife), Department of Accounting, Bowen University, Babcock University, Crescent University and Benson Idahosa University. He was appointed External Examiner to University of Cape Coast Business School, Ghana in December, 2012, still serving to date

He has been an examiner to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria since 1989, a Chief Examiner in Taxation with the Chartered Institute of Bankers, One time Chief Examiner and Chairman of Examinations Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, became Group Leader/Supervisor in Cost and Management Accounting and Chief Examiner to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Multi-Disciplinary Case Study and Strategic Financial Management (SFM).

He has to date examined six (16) MPhil/PhD and eighteen (18) MSc Students who have graduated with MSc/MPhil/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting and Finance.

He is on the Accreditation team of National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigeria and a Lead Accreditor to ICAN. He was the Pioneer Editor to “Osun Journal of Management & Social Sciences”, a current Reviewer to ICAN Journal of Accountancy and Finance, PhD Proposals and Commissioned Research works for Sponsorship.

His area of interest is Accounting, Finance/Financial Management, Financial Economics, and Strategic Management.

Professor Akintoye is married with children.