Experienced Forensic Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting and higher education industry. Skilled in Fraud Detection, Management, Fraud Investigations, Auditing, Financial Analysis and teaching. Strong accounting professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Forensic Accounting from Sheffield Hallam University.
2019: PhD in Forensic Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University. Thesis Tittle: Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift to Forensic Accounting.
2015: Mres - Business, Sheffield Hallam University.
2012: MSc Forensic Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University.
2009: BSc Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Member of professional bodies
2019: Professional Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
2017: Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA) AIA
2016: Member, American Accounting Association
2015: British Academy of Management
2013: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
2010: Graduate Member: Nigerian Institute of Management
Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems Sheffield Business School Financial Accounting & Management Accounting 2017 to Present: Module Leader for Corporate Reporting & Governance; Governance, Risk and Ethics. 2019 to Present: Module Leader for Accounting (Trading degree)
Occupational Fraud and Abuse - with specific interest in Financial Statement Fraud.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Audit Failures and Corporate collapses
Degree attainment Gap (BAME)
Qualitative Research (Neo-empiricism)
Garrow, N., Somerset, N., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2019). Trust: The critical factor in theory and practice, from banks to cakes. In British Academy of Management, Aston University Birmingham, 3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019. BAM: https://www.bam.ac.uk/corporate-governance-0
Jamieson, D., Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Winfield, J., & Bhaiyat, F. (2019). Financial shenanigans: The importance of anti-fraud education. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 8 (3), 58-63. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v8_i3_p5
Garrow, N., Awolowo, I., & Growe, G.A. (2018). Annual reports: Fact or fiction? Are there governance implications? Presented at: BAM2018: Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times, Bristol, 2018
Kesseba, K., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2018). Qualitative research methodology: a neo-empiricist perspective. Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times. http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/conference_papers.php?track_name=Research%20Methodology
Jamieson, D., Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Winfield, J., & Bhaiyat, F. (2018). Financial shenanigans: The importance of anti-fraud education. In PAN IIT International Management Conference, Roorkee, India, 30 November 2018 - 2018 (pp. 1-12). Indian Institute of Technology: http://paniitimc18.in/
Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Clark, M., & Chan, D. (2018). Accounting scandals: beyond corporate governance. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 14 (8), 399-407. http://doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2018.08.001
Garrow, N., & Awolowo, I. (2018). Palmer & Harvey: A Case of Governance and Audit Failure. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 14 (7). http://doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2018.07.004
Clark, M., & Awolowo, F. (2017). Towards a Forensic Accounting Paradigm: A Neo-Empiricist Research Agenda. In British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Warwick. Coventry: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
AWOLOWO, F. (2017). Corporate Accounting Frauds: Are Auditors to be blamed? Presented at: Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference, Sheffield
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: Updating the Accounting Paradigm to Forensic Accounting.
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift to Forensic Accounting. In 7th Annual Mid-Year Forensic Accounting Research Conference, American Accounting Association, North Carolina. North Carolina: Forensic Accounting Research Conference
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Accounting. International Conference on Accounting and Finance (ICAF).
AWOLOWO, F. (2014). The Relevance of Forensic Accounting in Mitigating the Audit Expectation Gap.
Garrow, N., Awolowo, I.F., & Growe, G. (2019). Annual Reports: Fact or Fiction? Are there governance implications? Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 16 (1). http://doi.org/10.33423/jlae.v16i1.1360
Chan, D., Clark, M., Garrow, N., & Awolowo, F. (2018). Accounting Scandals: Beyond Corporate Governance - Query over journal - HR. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.
Chan, D., Garrow, N., Clark, M., & AWOLOWO, F. (2017). Financial Statement Fraud: Auditors are not to be blamed.
2017: Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (ACFE)
2019: PhD Supervision (1 student)