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Dr Igbekele Sunday Osinubi

Senior Lecturer in Accounting


    Dr Igbekele Osinubi is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. He completed his PhD Accounting at the University of Essex in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has an MSc Degree in Accounting, MBA Financial Management, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is an experienced Higher Education Lecturer with over twenty years’ University teaching experience. Prior to joining UEL, he was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Essex Business School. Prior to that, he worked as Executive Officer in the Model Development Division of Department for Work and Pensions, Westminster, London. He has also worked as Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State Nigeria for fifteen years. He is enthusiastic about teaching and research. He supervises a PhD thesis in Accounting in addition to supervision of Postgraduate and Undergraduate dissertations. 

    • Deputy Chair School Learning and Teaching Quality Committee, Royal Docks School of Business and Law.
    • Programme Leader, Integrated Masters in Accounting and Finance (MAccFin).


    Research interests
    • Financing constraints and corporate reporting in emerging capital markets.
    • Financial distress and stock liquidity in emerging capital markets.
    • Institutions, Corporate Governance and compliance with disclosure regulation in emerging economies.

    Working papers 

    • The effects of financial constraints and financial distress on timely financial reporting in an emerging capital market.

    • The impact of regulatory regimes and corporate attributes on intra-industry variation in mandatory disclosure: evidence in a developing economy.


    Conference and workshop papers 

    • Effects of regulatory sanctions and managerial discretion on timing of the release of corporate financial reports, Financial Reporting and Business Communication 21st Annual Conference, Durham University, 6th – 7th  July 2017

    • Institutional determinants of mandatory disclosure in annual reports of Nigerian listed companies, Financial Reporting and Business Communication Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 30th June 2016- 1st July 2016

    • Institutional and corporate attributes determinants of intra-industry variation in mandatory disclosure: Nigeria evidence, 15th Workshop on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, Friday, 24 June 2016

    • Accounting infrastructure and IFRS adoption: ‘The Nigerian factors’, BAFA South East Area Group Conference, University of Sussex, 18th September 2015

    • Institutional environment for financial reporting in Nigeria, British Accounting and Finance (BAFA) Conference, University of Manchester, March 2015

    • Organisation identities and disclosure compliance in annual financial reports of Nigerian listed firms, BAFA Annual Conference, London School of Economics (April, 2014)

    • Disclosure compliance as legitimacy management tool: evidence from corporate annual reports in Nigeria, 50th BAFA Doctoral colloquium, London School of Economics, London, 14-16 April 2014

    • Nigerian evidence on the impact of regulatory change on mandatory disclosure compliance, 49th Annual BAFA Conference, Newcastle United Kingdom, 2013



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    Academic Skills for Accounting – Level 4
    Performance Management Accounting –Level 5 (ACCA F5 equivalent)
    Strategic Business Leader – Level 7 (ACCA P3 equivalent)