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Oliver Nnamdi Okafor

Dr. Oliver Nnamdi Okafor

Assistant Professor
DepartmentAccounting & Finance
EducationMBA, PhD, CGA, CPA, FCCA
OfficeTRS 2-060
Phone416-979-5000 ext: 2515

Dr. Oliver Okafor is an Assistant Professor, Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management. He graduated with distinction from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, and holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria. He further obtained a second MBA in Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development, and a PhD (Accounting and Taxation) from the University of Calgary.  Oliver is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and UK Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dr. Okafor worked in banking, government and education sectors. He worked for the First Bank of Nigeria Plc and the Royal Bank of Canada. Oliver was also a federal tax auditor/trainer, a contract instructor for the CPA Canada, and a faculty at SAIT. He is an enthusiastic teacher and has taught the Advanced Financial Accounting & Disclosure since he joined Ryerson.

Dr. Okafor investigates injustice and bad behaviours in two areas of research: tax avoidance and sustainable development. His sustainable development research focuses on accountability, whistleblowing, marginalized groups and developing countries. He has published in the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Canadian Tax Journal (CTJ), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP), Accounting Forum (AF), International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF), International Migration (IM), and Crime, Law and Social Change (CLSC). He has also presented some of his research work in major conferences including the annual meetings of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), and British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

Tax avoidance and Sustainable Development

Publications

Okafor, O. N. and Farrar, J. (2021).  Punishing in the Public Interest: Exploratory Canadian evidence pertaining to convictions and incarcerations for tax offences. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. In Press. link, external link, opens in new window ABDC Quality List: A

Ufodike, A., Okafor, O. N., and Opara, M. (2021). First Nations Gatekeepers as a Common Pool Health Care Institution: Evidence from Canada. Financial Accountability and Management Journal, In Press ABDC Quality List: A

Ufodike, A., Okafor O. N. and Opara, M. (2021). The Role of Accounting in Aboriginal Health care: Evidence from Canada. Accounting Perspectives, In Press ABDC Quality List: B

Opara, M., Okafor, O. N., Ufodike A., and Kalu, K. (2021). Institutional Entrepreneurship: Collaborative Change in a Complex Canadian Organization. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, In Press ABDC Quality List: A*

Opara, M., Okafor, O. N., and Ufodike, A. (2021). Invisible actors: Understanding the micro‐activities of public sector employees in the development of public–private partnerships in the United States. Australian Journal of Public Administration, In Press. link, external link, opens in new window ABDC Quality List: A

Kalu K. and Okafor, O. N. (2021), Programming for Immigrant Women in Canada: Is Entrepreneurship Neglected? International Migration. Vol. 59(1), pp. 105-125. ABDC Quality List: A
Okafor, O.N, Adebisi F., Opara M. & Okafor, C.B., (2020) Deployment of Whistleblowing as an Accountability Mechanism to Curb Corruption and Fraud in a Developing Economy, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) ABDC Quality List: A*
Okafor, O. N., Akindayomi A., & Warsame, H. (2019) Did IFRS affect Corporate Tax Avoidance? Canadian Tax Journal (CTJ) 2019, Volume 67 Issue 4, 947-979 ABDC Quality List: A*
Okafor, O. N., Opara, M., & Adebisi, F. (2019). Whistleblowing and the fight against corruption and fraud in Nigeria: perceptions of anti-corruption agents (ACAs). Crime, Law and Social Change (CLSC), 1-18. ABDC Quality List: B
Okafor, O. N., Mains, D., Olabiyi, O., & Warsame, H. (2018). How does CRA expect IFRS to impact Corporate Tax Avoidance? Canadian Tax Journal (CTJ), Volume 66, Issue 1, pp. 1 – 22. ABDC Quality List: A*
Opara, M., Elloumi, F., Okafor, O. & Warsame, H. (2017). Effects of Institutional Environment on P3 Projects: Evidence from Canada Accounting Forum, 2017, Volume 41, Issue 2 ABDC Quality List: B
Okafor, O., Anderson, M. & Warsame, H. (2016) IFRS and Value Relevance: Evidence Based on Canadian Adoption. International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF), Vol. 12, Issue 2 ABDC Quality List: A
 

Research Awards

2020: TRSM Outstanding Research Recognition
2020: TRSM Research Recognition Award
2018: TRSM Research Recognition Award 

 

 

External

     
Year

Source

Program

Amount

Principal Investigator

2021

SSHRC

SSHRC Insight Grant

$96,839

Yes

2018

CPA Ontario

CPA Ontario PSI Funding

$15,000

Yes

2018

CAAA/CPA

CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance and Tax Research Grant

$6,055

Yes

2018

SSHRC

SSHRC Development Insight Grant

$64,041

Yes

2016

CPAEF

CPAEF Alberta

$14,000

Yes

 

Internal

     

Year

Source

Program

Amount

Principal Investigator

2020

TRSM

TRSM Outstanding Research Recognition Fund

$1,500

Yes

2018

TRSM

TRSM Research Development Grant

$7,000

Yes

2018

TRSM/

OVPRI

TRSM/OVPRI Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant

$9,888

Yes

AFA 716  Advanced Financial Accounting & Disclosure
CACC703 Advanced Financial Accoutning & Disclosure
MT 8916 Advanced Financial Accounting & Disclosure (PMDip)
CACC414 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
CACC514 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Courses Previously Taught

SAIT Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Personal & Corporate Taxation, & External Auditing
CPA Canada Intermediate and Advanced Financial Accounting (Module 5), Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 (Module 5.1), Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 (Module 5.2), & Taxation (Module 8) 

Curriculum Development

Developed curricula for the Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, and Personal & Corporate Taxation as subject matter expert at SAIT

Teaching Award

2017 Instructor Excellence Award at SAIT