Eric Owusu Boahen

Dr Eric Boahen

Cluster Lead for Economics, Accounting and Finance

Department of Business , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Eric is teaches several modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Eric is the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme, a dynamic course with accreditation from several professional bodies. The course attracts both international and home students. He serves on a number of committees.

Areas Of Interest

  • Financial Reporting and Mis-reporting
  • Corporate Governance, Audit and Earnings Management
  • Earnings Management and Religiosity
  • Earnings Management and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Earnings Quality/Financial mis-reporting
  • Religion, Culture, Legal Environment and firm performance/financial reporting
  • Modern slavery, environment and firm financial reporting and performance
  • COVID-19 and firms' financial reporting and mis-reporting
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Dr Eric Boahen is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. Eric is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK). He completed his PhD from University of Sussex, UK. Prior to his doctoral studies, Eric obtained MBA and MSc degrees from University of Hull, UK and Henley Business School, UK respectively. Eric also holds Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Greenwich, UK.

He obtained his BSc in Accounting from the University of Ghana Business School in 1994. He is a Fellow Member of Higher Education Authority (HEA) in the UK. Prior to Joining University of East London, Eric held a position of Curriculum Director in a Further Education Institution, worked as a Risk Manager in a reputable financial institution and Audit Senior with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Eric is the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme. A dynamic course with accreditation from several professional bodies. The course attracts both international and home students. He serves on a number of committees. Eric is actively seeking to supervise suitable PhD students in Accounting and Finance. Eric speaks at conferences on issues related to earnings management, financial reporting, corporate governance, religion and culture.   

External roles

  • University of Chichester, UK - 2019 -present
  • Coventry University, UK - 2020 - present


Eric’s research seeks to explore how corporate governance mechanism, modern slavery, cultural factors, legal environment, gender and the social norms of the firms' environment influence earnings quality, financial reporting and earnings management practices.  

  • Boahen, E.O and Mamatzakis, E.C (2021).  The Moderating Effect of Legal Environment and National Culture on Classification Shifting: A Case of India - Special Issue - International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (Forthcoming)
  • Boahen, E.O and Mamatzakis, E.C. (2021). Litigation Environment, Religious Social Norms and Classification Shifting - Global Evidence. International Journal of Accounting (Forthcoming)
  • Boahen, E.O and Mamatzakis, E.C. (2021). Gender diversity, Litigation environment and Earnings Management - Are female board members ethical or risk-averse? - Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (Forthcoming).


The impact of religion on classification shifting in the presence of corporate governance and BIG 4 audit

Boahen, E.O. and Mamatzakis, E.C. 2019. Accounting Forum. Pages 103-131.


UEL Early Career research grant (£2,200) to conduct pilot studies.


BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

This course is accredited by six bodies, exempt from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, AIA, CPA Australia and IFA and ensures you become a qualified accountant.

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Undergraduate Level:

  • Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Postgraduate Level: 

  • Strategic Business Reporting
  • Advanced Performance Management