Dr Kevin Axel N'Guessan


I completed my undergraduate degree (BSc) in accounting from Central University (Ghana), my master's degree (MSc) in Accounting and Finance before moving on to do a PhD in accounting from Kingston University. Moreover, I also hold an advanced diploma in management Accounting (CIMA adv. dip) and a fellowship in higher education (AFHEA).

I am currently a Lecturer in management accounting. My teaching expertise includes management accounting, financial reporting, financial accounting and financial management.

My research focuses on corporate disclosures, earnings management and executive compensation. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


  • PhD, Kingston University
  • MRes, Kingston University
  • MSc In Accounting and Finance, Kingston University
  • Advanced Diploma in management accounting, CIMA
  • Associate Fellow in HEA, UK

Teaching and learning

  • Enterprise Finance and Accounting principles L4
  • Advanced Management Accounting L5
  • Advanced Management Accounting L6
  • Management Accounting L7

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research lies mainly in the financial reporting area, and specifically in earnings management. My PhD dissertation examined the effect of executive pay and earnings management on the readability of the remuneration report. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Earnings management
  • Executive compensation
  • Firm disclosures
  • Corporate governance

Areas of specialism

  • Readability of firm disclosures
  • Executive compensation
  • Earnings management


Number of items: 3.

Book Section

Ibrahim, Salma, Tahir, Muhammad and N'guessan, Kevin (2020) Earnings management and fraud. In: Farinha, Luis , Cruz, Ana Baltazar and Sebastião, João Renato, (eds.) Handbook of research on accounting and financial studies. Hershey, U.S. : IGI Global. pp. 343-364. (Advances in finance, accounting and economics) ISSN (print) 2327-5677 ISBN 9781799821366

Conference or Workshop Item

N'guessan, Kevin, Ibrahim, Salma, Elmarzouky, Mahmoud and Zhao, Jinsha (2023) Reading between the lines of the compensation report : does excessive CEO pay matter? In: 45th European Accounting Association Annual Congress; 24 - 26 May 2023, Helsinki / Espop, Finland. (Unpublished)


N'guessan, Kevin-Axel (2022) Reading between the lines of the remuneration report : the effect of executive pay and earnings management. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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Leadership and management

I am currently the module lecture and leader for BA5507, BA6803 and BA7003

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