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. 

  • Publications

Ibrahim, Salma, Tahir, Muhammad, N'Guessan, Kevin (2020) Earnings Management and Fraud: A Theoretical Background and Discussion. In Handbook of Research on Accounting and Financial Studies (pp. 343-364). IGI Global.

Qualifications and expertise

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

Areas of specialism

  • Readability of firm disclosures
  • Executive compensation
  • Earnings management

Leadership and management

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

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