DR. S. J. INYADA; PhD, M.Sc. (UNN), MBA, B.Sc. (PAAU); MNAA, MIRDI. MCEnt
Dr. S. J. Inyada is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Department (HOD), Department of Accounting at the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB), Borno State – Nigeria. He is from Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State who was born on the 18th July, 1976. He had his PhD and MSc degrees in Accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and BSc degrees both in Accounting from the Kogi State owned Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State. He has eighteen (18) years University teaching, research and administrative experience and he is a member of many academic and professional bodies including the Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA). He has many journal articles, conference proceedings, Book Chapters and a Book in Accounting and related fields. Also, he has attended many Accounting Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Symposia.His research interest areas are Accounting & Finance, Auditing & Investigations, Corporate Reporting, Cost & Management Accounting. He is happily married.
The B.Sc. Accounting programme is a 4-year degree programme in the Department of Accounting of the University. Admission into the programme started with the admission of 29 students in the 2018/2019 academic session. Subsequent admission stood as follows: 2019/2020 43 students, 2021/2022 21 students, 2022/2023 13 students and 2023/2024 academic session 27. At the commencement of the University, the B.Sc. Accounting programme was placed as a Unit under the Department of Management for administrative convenience.
In March, 2021, as the University developed and the staff strength in Accounting improved, the Dean of the Faculty wrote to the Vice-Chancellor for the decoupling of the Department of Accounting from the Department of Management in line with NUC approval and NAUB Academic Brief. In April, 2021, the Vice-Chancellor officially approved the decoupling of the Department of Accounting from the Department of Management with Dr. S. J. Inyada as the pioneer Head of Department (HOD).
The B.Sc. Accounting programme in the Department of Accounting is one of the pioneering programmes that the University started academic activities with in the 2018/2019 academic session. Admission into the B.Sc. Accounting programme started with the admission of 29 students in the 2018/2019 academic session. In the second year, the University admitted 43 students into the programme for the 2019/2020 academic session. For the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions; 21, 13 and 27 students were admitted respectively. At the commencement of the University, the B.Sc. Accounting programme was placed under the Department of Management as a Unit for administrative convenience. The Pioneer Head of Department (HOD) of the Department of Management under which Accounting was placed was Prof. A. A. Malgwi – a Professor of Accounting who was there between January, 2019 and August,2019.
Professor A. A. Malgwi handed over the Headship of the Department of Management to Mr. S. A. Balami in August, 2019 who was in charge between August, 2019 and February, 2020. Mr. S. A. Balami handed over the Headship of the Department of Management to Dr. E. L. Balami in February, 2020. In December, 2020, Dr. E. L. Balami handed over the headship of the Accounting Unit to Dr. S. J. Inyada as Head of Unit (HOU) of Accounting. In April, 2021, the Vice-Chancellor officially approved the decoupling of the Department of Accounting from the Department of Management and the pioneer Ag. Head of Department (HOD) of the Department of Accounting as an independent Department was Dr. S. J. Inyada. In March, 2022, the Vice-Chancellor appointed him as the substantive Head of Department of Accounting and he is currently the HOD.
To become a solution centre in accounting research and technology for the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge and development that will culminate in the promotion of self-reliance, creativity and innovations.
To develop highly skilled manpower in accounting with distinctive theoretical and technical competencies capable of providing economic and financial solutions that will engender growth and development of the economy and society.
Aims and Objectives of the Programme
The major objectives of a Bachelor’s degree programme in Accounting are to:
(i) To produce high level accounting personnel that can contribute to the development of accounting practice through researches and publications.
(ii) Provide basic knowledge and skills needed for the understanding and analysis of problems relating to accounting in the management of industrial, commercial, public and other human organizations;
(iii) Equip students with knowledge and skills of decision making; especially the analytical skills needed for recognizing, defining and solving problems;
The general philosophy of undergraduate training in the B.Sc. Accounting Programme is to provide the students with quality education and training that will develop the mind, impart both theoretical and practical knowledge on the individual student, develop self- confidence, help to be innovative and self-reliant in the field of Accounting.
The Head of Department (HOD) oversees both the academic and administrative functions of the Department. However, the highest decision-making body of the Department where key decisions are made is the Departmental Board. The HOD is the chairman of the Board and the Board consists of all academic staff of the Department and it meets on a regular basis to address issues and review situations. The meeting also provides the platform for the appraisal of Departmental policies and strategies. In carrying out its major task of advancing the frontiers of knowledge in Accounting via teaching, research and community service, the Department functions through relevant Departmental Committees vested with specific responsibilities. These standing Committees carry out their duties based on their terms of reference for effective and efficient running of the Department. The Department has fifteen (15) academic staff, two (2) visiting academic staff and two (2) administrative/support staff.