Akintola Owolabi

Professor of Cost and Management Accounting
Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University

Akintola Owolabi  is a Professor of Cost and Management Accounting at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

Akintola holds a First-Class honours degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering from the  University of Ife  (now, Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife,  Nigeria (1980) and  Masters Degrees of Business Administration and  Philosophy in  Management and  Accounting from the University of Lagos   (1983)  and  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife  (2002)  both in  Nigeria, respectively. He  also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and  Accounting (2007) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

He brings over 3 decades of industry, consulting, research and  academic experience, to his teaching, research and  course design responsibilities at  the  Lagos  Business School, where he teaches across all  the  executive and   higher degree programmes. His  areas of  concentration include Tax  Planning and Management, Corporate Financial Accounting, Strategic Cost   and Management   Accounting,   Business  Statistics,  Environmental   Accounting   and    Financial Modelling. He  researches and  consults actively to a wide range of firms  in these areas. He  has published   widely  in   international  and    professional   journals   and    presented   papers   in conferences across the world.

He  started his  career with  the  audit unit of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and  later moved on  to the University of Ilorin where he was  a Senior Lecturer. He  serves on  the  editorial board of ICAN Journal  of  Accounting  and   Finance, with  responsibility  for   maintaining  the   quality  and standards of accounting in  Nigeria in line with global standards.

While at  the  University of  Ilorin,  he  acted  as  the  Coordinator of  his  department and   was  a member  of   the   University’s  Budget  Committee. He   was   responsible for   developing  and teaching various courses at the undergraduate and  postgraduate levels.

Professor Akintola  is  a  Fellow   of  the   Institute of  Chartered  Accountants of  Nigeria  (FCA)   and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).