Theme: The evolution of accountancy profession to meet the 21st century global challenges

Conference Dates: 2nd – 4th September 2020

The Inaugural Research Conference on Accountancy brings together both established and beginner scholars in the area of accountancy from Kenya, Africa and beyond the continent, regulators, practitioners, policymakers, developers of accounting tools and software and users of accountancy information to debate on contemporary issues affecting the accountancy profession in the 21st Century for sustainable development.

The Institute invites proposals for papers presentations addressing topics dealing with Accounting including but not limited to:

  • Accounting standards and regulations both in the Public or Private Sectors
  • Financial accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Environmental accounting
  • Risk management and internal control
  • Social accounting
  • Disability and Accounting
  • Accounting Challenges – Strategic Accounting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Gender Responsive Accounting
  • Creative Accounting and Earnings Management
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud
  • Prevention of fraud and unacceptable accounting practices
  • Information security audits
  • Asset-liability management
  • Derivatives
  • financial products
  • Technological progress and accountancy
  • Accountability
  • Asset pricing
  • Bankruptcy prediction and determinants
  • Corporate finance
  • Credit risk modelling and management
  • Financial engineering
  • Foreign exchange markets
  • Law and accountancy
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mutual funds management
  • Portfolio management
  • Venture capital
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
  • Auditing Technology
  • Banking, Accounting and Finance
  • Behavioral Accounting and Finance
  • Critical Accounting
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Culture and Business Management
  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Monetary Economics and Finance
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Engineering and Asset Management
  • The Future of Accountancy

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest 28th February 2020
  • Deadline for submission of conference papers 17th April 2020
  • Notification of acceptance for papers and submissions: 30 June 2020
  • Main Conference: 2nd 4th September 2020

 Submission instructions

  • Researchers interested in presenting their work at the conference should submit expression of interest on or before 28th February 2020 at
  • Submissions should be in English and should be sent electronically to All enquiries should be channeled to the email above.
  • Only full papers, including an abstract of no more than 300 words, will be considered. Authors’ names and details (affiliations and addresses, including that of co-authors), and email address of the corresponding author should appear on a separate cover page. By submitting a paper, you agree that, if the paper is accepted, you or one of your co-authors undertakes to present it during the conference. In addition, one author should not be listed as presenter for more than two submissions.
  • Page limitsare given excluding bibliography.
  • Regular research papers, case study papers, empirical evaluation papers and regular tool papers of max 25 pages, tool demonstration papers of max 6 pages + mandatory appendix of maximum 6 pages
  • All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference. A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.
  • Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple conferences is forbidden.
  • Submissions must follow international formatting guidelines and be submitted electronically in word. Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.


  • Full papers will be assessed on the following parameters among others;
Purpose of the paper Reasons or aims of writing the paper
Theme How the paper relates to the conference theme
Design/methodology/ approach Research methodology and design utilized conforming to international standards
Findings The findings of the paper, analysis, discussions, results and recommendations thereof
Research limitations/ implications (if applicable) Include any identified limitation and suggestion for future research
The value of the paper and its applicability New findings and contribution of the paper to the body of knowledge