Wondimu Mekonnen

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


Wondimu MekonnenFHEA, MSc (Donetsk), MSc (Stirling), PGCTHE (Oxford Brookes)

Wondimu Mekonnen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds an MSc in Accounting from the University of Stirling, an MSc in Economics with a specialisation in Finance and Credit from Donetsk State University, USSR, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Oxford Brookes University and a Diploma in Accounting from the Commercial College of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Wondimu started his career in accounting with Ethiopian Airlines in 1973. From 1981 to 1998, he was a Lecturer of Accounting and Finance at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He also provided consultancy services to the beverage industry on cost accounting. In May 1999 he took up employment with JSA, a firm of chartered accountants based in Watford, where he became Corporate Tax Accountant. After almost seven and a half years service, he left JSA to return to the academic world. From January to June 2007, he worked at Grafton College. He joined the University of Buckingham in October 2007. Wondimu lectures on Introduction to Management Accounting and Management Accounting on the undergraduate programme, Strategic Management Accounting on the MSc in Accounting and Finance programme, and Management Accounting on the MBA programme. Wondimu served as Programme Director for the undergraduate Accounting and Financial Management programme for two years before Autumn 2009.

Wondimu is currently researching “Measurement of income volatility in the post-IAS world”. In the past, he has done research on “Performance measurement using techniques applied to management accounting” and “Estimating domestic cost of capital from international market data: conceptual and empirical issues”. He has published a chapter on “Attracting Small Investors” in QFINANCE (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009).

Tel: +44 (0)1280 820127 / 820144

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