Overview of the Department

Accounting  and  Finance  as  a  profession  had  emerged  in  response  to  the  social, economic and business environment needs. The Accounting and Finance profession has shown a continuous and tremendous growth in the business world. Accounting and Finance,   in   the   modern   context   of   business,   is   a   Financial   Information   and Communication System that provides various groups of decision makers with valuable and reliable information that makes a difference in their day-to-day business decisions. The  basic  rationale  of  the  program  is  attributed  to  the  observed  continuously flourishing  of  different  organizations  in  Ethiopia,  along  with  the  rapid  pace  of development  of  Ethiopian  economy  over  the  past  periods.    Different countries in general, and Ethiopia, in particular host various organizations: private, governmental, profit making, non-profit making, service, manufacturing organizations, etc.  The business  world  is  becoming  increasingly  complex  and  is  facing  new  and  greater challenges continually. The Accounting and Finance profession, a key profession in modern business society, will have to meet these challenges. Given the volatility of events, the Accounting and Finance education program needs to provide new skills and knowledge to Accounting and Finance graduates who enter the profession.

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in Accounting and Finance in all     economic     sectors     such     as     business,     not-for-profit,     and     government organizations. The areas of Accounting and Finance study are financial Accounting, cost and managerial Accounting, tax Accounting, Accounting information systems, Government and non-profit Accounting, Finance, and auditing. In addition to the above mentioned input of the program, it combines and applies several supporting subject fields including law, information technology, quantitative techniques and economics pertinent to the accounting and finance agenda.


Our mission is, through our teaching, research and community service, to produce ethical accounting graduates who have the academic and professional base of knowledge to meet the challenges posed by a dynamic and potentially growing global business environment.



The  program  of  Accounting  and  Finance  plans  to  meet  the  University’s  mission  of instilling into present and future-leaders knowledge of current and future accounting, auditing and finance practices and relevant skills through student–centered high quality, viable programs which are fully recognized internationally and by both the private and public institutions in Ethiopia. Hence, the Department seeks to sustain its growth and relevance through:

The program of Accounting and Finance has the following specific objectives:


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Phone no. Research interest Publications
1 Daniel Tolesa MSc Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +2519 11 79 30 44 Taxation, investment, finance and Computerized accounting

Daniel Tolesa. 2014. Determinants of Commercial Banks Profitability in Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management Vol. 4, No. 7, July 2014, pp. 01-12. ISSN 2249-7307

Workineh Bayisa and Daniel Tolesa. 2015. Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Financial Performance of Manufacturing Firms: A Case Study of Sebeta And Gelan Towns. ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Vol.5 (6), JUNE (2015), pp. 248-263 ISSN 2231-5780

Daniel Tolesa. 2015. Determinants of Commercial Banks Liquidity in Ethiopia. Accepted and confirmed for publication on An International Journal of Management Studies  - ‘Management Today’ - Indexed by CrossRef  -Volume 5, No.2,  APRIL-JUNE 2015; Quarterly

2 Tesfaye Negatu MSc Lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Finance, Taxation, Investment and Auditing  


Name of the Department Head: Tesfaye Negatu

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Office Location: In front of Old library