Augustine Ehijeagbon Akhidime is a full professor of Accounting at Benson Idahosa University. He has research and lecturing interests in Corporate financial Statement Audit, Forensic/Fraud investigation,, Public financial management, and corporate governance). He has upwards of twenty-seven (27) years experience as a lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Nigerian Universities and has authored two( 2) books, one on Research Methodology and the other on Corporate Governance. He is an academic with consummate hands-on industrial experience in the subjects he lectures. He earlier had a full-time career in the industry and occupied the positions of Company Accountant, Senior Manager,(Corporate Services), AssistantGeneral Manager (Finance and Administration), and Board Secretary. His employment in the industry was followed by 15 years' full-time self-employment as a practicing public Auditor, Accountant, and Tax Consultant, as well as Management and Human Resource Training/ Development Consultant.
His experiences equipped him to offer consultancy services from the board level down the line on strategic corporate management, leadership, HR, financial management, and control. He offers executive business coaching services on business growth and provides Academic/Industrial Research linkage capacity building services (Online Webinar Seminars and workshops programs) for Students, Governments, Industries, and Universities.
He integrates contemporary research outcomes with business principles and professional best practices to provide value-added services that exceed clients' expectations and in the accomplishment of set goals. The successes of his 'money-back guarantee' business coaching, human resource development programs, research & academic writing seminars, and workshops attest to his effectiveness and in the qualities of his value-laden deliverables.
He has the Midas touch that unlocks deadlocks and opens up bottle-necks in the resolution of Corporate challenges in the area of Financial controls, workplace fraud prevention schemes, leadership, and management performance enhancement.
He is available as i) an Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Faculty Member ii) International collaboration with Management/Leadership Consultancies; iii) as a Non-Executive Director on Company Boards/ Governing / Regency Councils of Colleges and Universities (Remote/Virtual or Physical engagement). iv) Conference KeyNote Address/Guest Speaker
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