Portrait of Dr Godfred Afrifa

Dr Godfred Afrifa

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Senior Tutor (Canterbury)


Dr Godfred Afrifa obtained his PhD in Finance and Risk in 2013 from Bournemouth University. In 2008, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Leicester. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and HND from Kumasi Polytechnic. Godfred is a Chartered Accountant and an affiliate member of ACCA and holds a Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Prior to joining Kent Business School, Dr Afrifa held academic positions at Canterbury Christ Church University, Bournemouth University and London College of Social and Management Sciences. Dr Afrifa also has over two years of industry experience working as an Assistant Accountant at Allied Security Contracts (UK) Ltd between 2008 and 2010.

Research interests

Dr Afrifa’s research interests primarily focus on SMEs financing, Corporate Governance, Working Capital Management, Microfinance Institutions and Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Management. 


  • International Financial Reporting
  • Management accounting
  • Corporate Financial Accounting


Dr Godfred Afrifa welcomes prospective PhD research in the areas of SMEs management and financing, working capital management, corporate governance, microfinance institutions and other related areas.

Current supervisee

  • Mohammad Abwen: The Credibility of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure: The Contribution of External Auditing 


  • Visiting Lecturer at IESEG School of Management, Lille, France from 2014 to Present 
  • Visiting Lecturer at ISCID-CO International Business School, Dunkerque, France from 2016 to Present 
  • Affiliate member of ACCA since 2004
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy since 2015 
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