School of Finance and Management

Professor Kemi Yekini

Key information

School of Finance and Management Professor of Accounting
BSc (Ogun State), MSc (Leicester), PhD (De Montfort), FCA, CFE, FHEA
Russell Square: College Buildings
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020 7898 4545
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By email appointment


Professor Kemi Yekini joined SOAS University of London in 2019. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Professor of Accounting and Finance in the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London. Her research focuses mainly on aspects of corporate disclosure practices from an interdisciplinary perspective, with reference to, transparency and quality of narrative disclosures, corporate governance and bank performance. Her research has produced high quality outputs widely published in reputable international journals, including, Business & Society, Accounting Forum, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Financial Crime etc. She held many leadership positions before joining SOAS.

While at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, she founded and provided leadership for the Centre for research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), a multidisciplinary research centre. The research centre was instrumental to the award of grants and development of projects that looked into public financial management reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. She later joined the University of Nottingham as Associate Professor and Divisional Director of Research for the Accounting Division and was the Divisional Director of PhD programme while she was there.

Prior to that, she had held various leadership roles in industry and professional practice – Audit senior, Auditor-in-charge of various Audit assignments, Head of Internal Audit and latter, Head of Finance. She had over nineteen (19) years of professional practice and industry experience before joining the academia in 2007. Her many years of experience in professional practice and industry has largely driven her teaching and research interests. She has supervised several PhD theses to completion and currently supervise PhD students in her research area.

Kemi has served in many editorial positions including editorial board member of Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, Editor-in-chief for ICTACT Journal on Management Studies and as scientific committee member for Global Conference on Business and Economics. She currently reviews for highly ranked academic journals, including, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 

Research interests

My research interests centre on Corporate Disclosure Practices; from an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular reference to:

  • Transparency and quality of narrative disclosures
  • Earnings quality
  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing
  • Forensic Accounting and Financial statement fraud

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Jennifer Bean Impact of Stakeholders on the Robust Financial Management (RFM) in the Public Sector: Developing a practical RFM model


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