African Accounting &
Finance Association

About Us

The African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) aims to provide a platform for academics and practitioners to debate the role of accounting and finance in Africa.  It is our sincere hope that the activities of AAFA will advance knowledge and understanding of education, research and practice in all areas of accounting and finance in Africa.


AAFA Exco members (2017-2019)

President: Professor Venancio Tauringana

  Professor Venancio (Ven) Tauringana is a Professor of Accounting and Director of the Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG), Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. In addition to being the President of the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA), Ven is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. He joined Southampton Business School in April, 2016 from Bournemouth University, Faculty of Management, where he was a Professor of Accounting and Head of Research and Professional Practice in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Ven received a Masters’ degree in International Accounting and Financial Management (M.Acc) from the University of Glasgow, and a Ph.D in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He is an a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and associate member of the Institute of Environment Management and Assessment (AIEMA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) and the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe (AIBZ). His research has been published in a variety of journals including the British Journal of Management (ABS ranking 4*), European Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, British Accounting Review (ABS ranking 3*). Full profile @:

Vice President: Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen

Secretary: Dr Ibrahim Bedi

Treasurer: Vacant

Regional Representatives

South: Lt. Col. Dandre van der Merwe

  LT COL (RET.) D.C. VAN DER MERWE Lt Col D. C. van der Merwe is an experienced financial accounting lecturer and has been an educator for the last 38 years. During this time, he received the rector’s award for excellence in teaching three times. During his time at the Military Academy, he demonstrated the ability to teach financial accounting to the students with great success. Lt Col D. C. van der Merwe was also involved in teaching accounting to senior officers as part of the SMMP course. He has been appointed as an extraordinary lecturer at Stellenbosch University for the next five years. Lt Col D. C. van der Merwe has presented various papers in the field of financial accounting at national and international conferences. The attendance and presentations at the conferences resulted in establishing international contacts and the exchange of scientific information; continuing development in financial reporting of non-profit organisations and being able to share the knowledge with students and staff at the Military Academy. Lt Col D. C. van der Merwe was also successful with the publication of an article in an accredited book. He intends to continue research in the field of financial accounting after retirement. He was also the co-author of a number of textbooks for the Department of Education on secondary level. Lt Col D. C. van der Merwe is a member of the Institute of Professional Accountants. Membership of this professional body ensures continuing professional development and staying abreast of developments in the field of accounting. The knowledge gained through this development is incorporated in the Financial Accounting syllabus that ensures students stay up-to-date with the latest financial accounting practices and principles.

East: Professor Stephen Nkundabanyanga

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stephen K. Nkundabanyanga, Ph.D, MBA, ACCA and B.COM, lectures at Makerere University Business School where he is also the Head of Department of Accounting. He received a Makerere University Busness School academic Excellence Award in 2015. Currently, he is also the Editor of the Makerere Business Journal. He has several years’ work experience in the private sector including with Uganda Telecom and Top Finance Bank. Prof. Nkundabanyanga has authored several publications and is a member of numerous accounting and management associations. He is on editorial boards of refereed Journals such as International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.

West & Central: Dr Gospel Chukwu

North: Vacant

Francophone: Dr Phillippe Lassou

Ex-Officio Members

Professor Jane Ande

Alh Sa'ad M. Wuro Chekke  

 ALH SA'AD M. WURO CHEKKE, FCNA, FCSA(USA), AMNIM, ACTIN, ACMA, is professional accountant in active practice from Wuro Chekke, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State-Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, former Council member of ANAN, former Bursar Federal College of Education, Yola, Chairman Practicing and Quality Control Committee of ANAN, the Lawan of Wuro Chekke and Managing Consultant, Sa'ad & Co, (Certified National Accountants), the First ANAN Indigenous Accounting Firm in Adamawa State, Nigeria.


As a member of AAFA you will be eligible to attend our conferences, seminars, research workshops/training, and emerging scholar colloquium. You will also have access to members only area of the AAFA website which contains a link to a number of vital resources and information sources. In addition you will be regularly receiving the AAFA Newsletter that provides current information in the field of Accounting and Finance in Africa.

The annual membership subscription rates are US$20 for academics and US$10 for students. You will automatically become a member of AAFA when you attend our annual conference. Your membership fee will therefore be included in the conference fee you pay. Those not attending the annual conference will need to join/renew their membership by completing the membership joining/renewal form and paying their annual subscription directly to the AAFA secretariat.

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AAFA Secretariat Address;

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AAFA Secretariat



Department of Accounting

University of Ghana Business School

P. O. Box LG 78,

Legon, Accra


Tel: +233-21-500026


Department of Accounting

Faculty of Management Sciences

University of Jos

P. M. B. 2084,


Tel: +234-803-349-2313


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