Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting was initially administered as one of three programmes in the Department of Business Studies when academic work commenced in the University during the 2002/2003 academic Session. The desire of the management of Adamawa State University to facilitate the development of individual’s programmes resulted in the creation of a separate department for Accounting in the 2003/2004 Academic Session. The department is fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC). The department currently runs postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Accounting/Finance. The postgraduate and undergraduate programmes leads to the award of M.Sc degree in Accounting/Finance and B.Sc (Hons) degree in Accounting.

The Department is well staffed with qualified academic and non-academic staff. The department academic staff falls into four (4) categories namely, Tenure, Contract, Associate, and Visiting with members of staff possessing varying academic and professional qualifications. Since establishment the Department had absorbed a total of 495 undergraduate students and 15 postgraduate students during the 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 academic sessions at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Philosophy and Objectives
Philosophy
The philosophy of the Accountancy Department is the developing of the mind and the impact of theoretical and practical knowledge that will encourage self-reliance of the individual. The curriculum is also aimed to assist the individual to understand, exploit and if need be change his environment.
Objectives
In conformity with the foregoing philosophy, the Department has the following specific objectives:

  1. To provided students with a body of knowledge suitable for the needs of accountants in modern business environment and adequate for the long term demands of their careers.
  2. To provide basic knowledge needed for an understanding and analysis of problems related to the accounting needs and information requirements for the management of public and private organizations.
  3. To equip students with analytical and quantitative skills needed for recognizing and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions using scientific techniques and tools.
  4. To inculcate in students an awareness and sensitivity to environmental factors and conditions and their impact on accountancy practice.
  5. To provide students with a broad based understanding of accounting concepts, techniques and skills to interpret accounting based information.
  6. To provide students with variety of financial accounting modules which contribute to various academic programmes.
  7. To equip students with quantitative techniques to analyze, evaluate and synthesize data.
  8. To equip students with the ability to use communication and information technology in acquiring skills and communicating accounting information.

To develop in students leadership and interpersonal relation skills which are needed for the working environment.

Structure and Function of the Department
The department is well staffed with qualified academic and non-academic staff. The department academic staff falls into four (4) categories namely, Tenure, Contract, Associate, and Visiting with members of staff possessing varying academic and professional qualifications. The philosophy of the Accountancy Department is the developing of the mind and the impact of theoretical and practical knowledge that will encourage self-reliance of the individual. The curriculum is also aimed to assist the individual to understand, exploit and if need be change his environment.

The department presently runs two programmes:
a. B.Sc. Accountancy – 4 year programme
b. Diploma in Accountancy – 2 year programme

Policy thrust
The Department has the following specific objectives:
1. To provide students with a body of knowledge suitable for the needs of accountants in modern business environment and adequate for the long term demands of their careers.
2. To provide basic knowledge needed for an understanding and analysis of problems related to the accounting needs and information requirements for the management of public and private organizations.
3. To equip students with analytical and quantitative skills needed for recognizing and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions using scientific techniques and tools.
4. To inculcate in students an awareness and sensitivity to environmental factors and conditions and their’ impact on accountancy practice.
5. To provide students with a broad based understanding of accounting concepts, techniques and skills to interpret accounting based information.
6. To provide students with variety of financial accounting modules which contribute to various academic programmes.
7. To promote the subject of Accounting at an educational, research, and community servIce areas.
8. To equip students with quantitative techniques to analyze, evaluate and synthesize data.
9. To equip students with the ability to use communication and information technology in acquiring skills and communicating accounting information.
10. To develop in students leadership and interpersonal relation skills which are needed for the working environment.

Current Leadership of the Department – Ahmed A. Abdullahi (ACA)

Facilities in use to achieve set goals
The Department has an Accounting/Computer Laboratory for the acquisition of practical skills in Accounting and Management Sciences.
There is a Departmental Library with relevant accounting books stocked for staff and students references.
There is also a Central Library, which is accessible to all students of the University.
The Department shares Class-rooms/Lecture halls with other Departments within and outside the Faculty.
The University also has security and clinical outfits to take care of staff and students welfare.

Break through/achievements recorded
1. The department is fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC).
2. The Department has an Accounting/Computer Laboratory for the acquisition of practical skills in Accounting and Management Sciences.
3. The department recently underwent accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (lCAN).

Staff List

Academic Staff

S/No Name Rank Qualification Area of Specialization
1 Alianda B.D Watoseninyi Associate Prof. B. Sc, M. Sc, Accts, CNA Taxation/Finance
2 Ahmad A. Abdullahi Lecturer I B. Sc, MBA, ACA PhD inview Financial Account/Financial Management
3 Peter Teru Lecturer I B. Sc, M. Sc Accts, MBA Finance ACMA PhD inview Cost and Management Accounting/Financial Management
4 Barr. Jesse Wafinzida Lecturer II LLB, LLM, PhD inview Company Law/Commercial Law
5 Denis Basila Asst. Lecturer. B. Sc, M. Sc Acct, PhD in view Financial Accounting/Quantitative Techniques
6 Ormin Koholga Asst. Lecturer B. Sc, M. Sc Accts, PhD in view) Financial Accounting/Taxation
7 Abel Tarfa Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Accts/Finance Financial Management
8 Benson Joshua Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Acct./Fanance Management Accounting
9 Bawuro Mohammed Buba Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Acct./Finance Quantitative Techniques
10 Moahmmed Bala Inuwa Grad. Asst B. Sc Accts Computer Application MIS
11 Taiya Haziel Mbashi Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Acct./Finance Financial Accounting
12 Ahmed Mauda Bakari Asst. Lecturer B. Sc, M. Sc Accts, CNA, PhD inview Taxation/Financial Accounting
13 Pwagusadi Joyce Solomon Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Acct. Financial Accounting
14 Danjuma Mohammed (CNA) Asst. Lecturer B. Sc Accts, MSc Acct./Finance, CNA Financial Management
15 Dr. Abdullahi Audu Malgwi Snr. Lect. B. Sc, M. Sc, Ph. D Management Accounting
16 Mr. Musa Jerry Snr. Lect. BSc, MBA, PhD inview Financial Management

Non-Academic Staff

1 Musa Ishaku Lab. Technician ND
2 Iduson Simon. Con. Sec I HND
3 Saty Anthony Snr Clerical Officer SSCE