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Dr Ekililu Salifu

Lecturer in Accounting

Admissions Tutor MSc Accounting

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  • Public private partnerships, 
  • Public sector accounting and accountability, 
  • Management accounting, 
  • Control systems in developing and emerging economies, 
  • Accounting and Neo-colonialism


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Dr Ekililu Salifu is a Lecturer at the Henley Business School, and has teaching and research interests in Financial reporting, management accounting and public sector accounting.

Ekililu Salifu joined the Henley Business School in 2017 as a Lecturer in Accounting. He earned his PhD in Accounting from the University of Essex, with his thesis examining the evaluation of value for money in operational NHS Private Finance Initiative projects. He also has a professional accountancy qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ekililu's research interest is interdisciplinary and in large part underlined by the critical understanding of the role of accounting as a disciplinary, control, and surveillance mechanism on individuals, organisations and society. He draws from critical theory to unravel and provide insights into the role of accounting and governance structures in the (re)production of practices, and the related effects of power relations.

He is currently the Admissions Tutor for Accounting MSc programmes; Programme Director for MSc International Accounting and Finance; and a Deputy Director of Studies for BISA.

Reference: Alahmad A, M., Alasfour G., M. and Salifu, E. (2024) Users’ informativity and effective communication: the banking field in Kuwait. Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences. ISSN 2957-3521 (In Press)
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Reference: Roberts, D. and Salifu, E. (2023) The social construction of risk: evidence from UK banks. Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal, 18 (2). ISSN 2550-1631
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Reference: Barrios-Álvarez, C., Adhikari, P., Salifu, E. , Gómez-Mejía, A. and Giraldo-Villano, X. (2023) Reproduction of efficiency through management accounting practices: socio-economic, environmental and human consequences of NPM reforms. Financial Accountability & Management. ISSN 1468-0408 doi:
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Reference: Salifu, E. , Stittle, J. and Khadaroo, I., (2018) Value for money in a sick PFI hospital: a Gramscian perspective. Working Paper. University of Reading
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Dr Ekililu Salifu

International Financial Reporting and Regulation

The main aim of the module is to enable students to understand and critically evaluate the mapping between underlying economic events and the information in financial statements, and how this...

Module code: ACM006

International Corporate Financial Reporting

This module looks closely at the content and application of a range of international financial reporting standards....

Module code: AC216

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AC216: International Corporate Financial Reporting

AC302: Advanced Management Accounting