Dr Bernard Tawiah

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  • Qualifications:PhD, ACCA
  • Position:Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting and Finance
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 82589
  • Email:Bernard.Tawiah@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr. Bernard Tawiah ACCA, is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting and Finance at Bristol Business School. 

Prior to his faculty appointment, he was a Finance Partner – Technology and Product Finance at New Zealand's largest telecommunications company where he served as a CFO for the Security and Telco tribes (a team of over 200 IT engineers and professionals). He provided financial advice to Tribe leads and supported business decision making through a combination of analytical insights, strategic acumen, and commercial mindedness.

Bernard holds a  PhD in Finance from Victoria University of Wellington and has also completed his ACCA qualification. He has taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Sustainability Finance, Corporate Finance, and Investments. Bernard has publications in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance. His work has also been profiled in Duke University Financial Economics Centre's blog.

At Bristol Business School, Bernard is the Chair of the Governance and Accountability Research Group seminar series and also a member of the Sustainability Economies Research Group. He is a co-convener of the ESG and Finance Summit at Bristol Business School and recently presented at the ESG Investing, Finance and the Transition to Net Zero symposium. Bernard has been involved in diverse research and policy-oriented projects, engaging in data analysis, research design, surveys, report writing and roundtable. Bernard also serves as a reviewer for finance peer-reviewed journals. Prior to his doctoral studies, Bernard was a Business Development Executive at ACCA where he collaborated effectively with various stakeholders, including government agencies, subject matter experts, higher institutions of studies, and local authorities, to promote accounting education and drive policy initiatives in the market. 

Bernard holds an MSc in Investment Analysis with Distinction from University of Stirling, UK where he was also awarded the Best Postgraduate academic dissertation in Accounting & Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. In his ACCA professional exam, he was the best performing Ghanaian Candidate worldwide for Governance, Risk and Ethics. Bernard is the Executive Director and convener of the What I Wish I Knew (WIWIK) Conference; a human capital development initiative that has impacted over 10,000 young Ghanaians. 
He is a member of ACCA, the British Accounting and Finance Association, African Accounting and Finance Association and the Institute of Finance Professionals, New Zealand. Bernard is currently working on sustainability projects. 

Area of expertise

 SustainabilityCorporate Governance, Accounting Education Corporate finance, IFRS, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy


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