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William Coffie is a Financial Economist and the Head of Department of Accounting and Tenure Professor of Accounting & Finance at University of Ghana. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics and Masters Degree in Finance from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Postgraduate Certificate & Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Postgraduate Certificate in (Higher) Education, and Certificate in Business & Industrial Administration. Prof Coffie is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Marketer, Chartered Investment & Securities Analyst, Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants UK.

Prof Coffie has over 20 years’ experience as a University Lecturer in six Universities and several Colleges across Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been publishing in reputable international journals including International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Financial Stability, Global Business & Economics Review, Accounting Research Journal etc.  He has over 60 journal and conference publications and authored 8 textbooks. His research interests lie in Accounting Information, Corporate Finance, Financial Inclusion & livelihood, Capital market, Asset Pricing & Volatility, Modelling economic series, IFRS adoption, Corporate Governance, Auditing and Taxation. His teaching cuts across several business disciplines including Accounting, Corporate Finance, Investment & Portfolio Management, Applied Econometrics, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Research Methods, Financial Engineering, Taxation, Entrepreneurship and Public Relations/Business Communications. As part of his PhD, Prof Coffie received a scholarship to attend training in Financial Econometrics at Wadham College University of Oxford and in Economic modelling at Clare College University of Cambridge.

Prior to working at University of Ghana, Prof Coffie was a Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance and Programmes Director for MSc Finance & Accounting and MSc International Banking & Finance at University of Wolverhampton UK for almost 9 years. Besides, prior to his appointment as a Senior Lecturer at University of Wolverhampton, Prof Coffie has previously worked as a Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham City University UK, Lecturer in Business & Taxation at Staffordshire University UK, Lecturer in Accounting at City College Birmingham and Birmingham Metropolitan College. He also taught Marketing & Communication at Kumasi Polytechnic and Advertising & Public Relations at University College of Management Studies. Prof Coffie was a visiting Professor of Corporate Finance at Hong Kong City University from 2008 to 2011 and a visiting Scholar to London Stock Exchange from 2008 to 2014. Currently he is a visiting Professor to Namibia University of Science & Technology and EU Horizon RISE Scholar to Global Development Institute at University of Manchester.

In industry, Prof Coffie worked with Alpha Manna Ltd, Everygoodness MSJ Ltd, Sandwell Metropolitan Council and Royal Mail. He is currently into private Accountancy practice and management consultancy as a hobby. He has consulted extensively for both private and the public sectors including Bauchi State Government in Nigeria, National Union of Local Government Workers in Nigeria, African Development Bank, Ministry of Finance, Institute of Parliamentary Studies Africa, Millenium Development Authority (MiDA) & US Office of Inspector General.  Prof Coffie was the Principal Investigator for the Capital Market Research for Ghana Stock Exchange and a Consultant for Oxfam on Value for Money Analysis on COVID19 Government response programmes. He’s a commodity merchant with enormous experience in the cocoa industry and arbitrage trader in stocks and forex.



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