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Mr Tokha Manyungwa

DBA Student

Biography

Summary

Tokha Manyungwa qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004. He was later admitted as a member and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He then received his MBA (with merit) from Aberystwyth University in 2011 before joining the university as teaching fellow in Accounting and finance with specialization in Auditing, Public Sector Accounting and Corporate Governance where he was admitted as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom. He later moved to Derby University as Senior Lecturer in accounting and finance until December 2014. He later moved back to Malawi where the World Bank and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) engaged him as a Financial Management Specialist/Consultant for the Malawi Nutrition and HIV/AIDS project. He is currently serving as Finance Director at LightHouse Trust in Malawi. Tokha also previously served as Director of Finance and Administration at the Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau, Head of ACCA Malawi and Director of Technical and Membership Services at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Malawi (ICAM).

Tokha’s research interest is on accounting legislation and quality reporting in public sector in developing countries mainly the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) in developing countries. The main objectives of this research is to examine the extent to which African governments (with focus on Malawi and Botswana) are prepared to adopt and implement IPSAS accrual/ or cash accounting and how the differing levels of preparation can be explained; to explore and examine the expected challenges of implementing IPSAS in Malawi and Botswana and how these could be addressed; and to explore and examine the expected opportunities of implementing IPSAS in Malawi and Botswana and its implications on quality reporting and the economic development of the two countries.

Research Title:

Implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities - A Comparative Analysis of Malawi and Botswana.

Research Interests

  • Implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities - A Comparative Analysis of Malawi and Botswana.

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