provost@hcuc.edu.gh

Williams Atuilik, PhD

Provost / Director (CEPE) / Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Capella University, Minnesota, USA
  • MSc., Finance. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
  • MA., Economic Policy Management, University of Ghana
  • LLB., University of Ghana
  • BSc., Business Administration, University of Ghana

Professional Certification(s) / Membership

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana
  • Member of Ghana Bar Association
  • Member of Ghana Institute of Management
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Member of Association of Chartered & Certified Economists
  • Member of Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Books Theses and Dissertations

  • Atuilik, W. A. (2013). The relationship between adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) by governments and perceived levels of corruption. (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2010). Cash Basis International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) as adopted by the Government of Liberia. Accra: Big Mikes Publication.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2010). Training manual on Cash Basis IPSAS as adopted by the Government of Liberia. Accra: Big Mikes Publication.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2009). The influence of accounting results on stock prices of companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. (Unpublished Theses for the MSc. Finance, GIMPA).
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2008). The level of poverty in the Builsa district of the Upper East Region of Ghana. (Unpublished Dissertation for the Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management, University of Ghana).
  • ABWA (2009). Cost Accounting and Budgeting Manual for Accounting Technician Scheme for West Africa. Abuja: ABWA Publications (I was commissioned by Accounting Bodies of West Africa as co-author).
  • ICAG (2008). Accounting Foundation. Accra: Buck Press Ltd. (I was commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana as the author of the study manual for the level one of the Institutes professional examinations).
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2008). Corporate Reporting Strategy, (1st, ed.), Big mike publications, Accra.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2005). Capital reorganisation and reconstruction: ICA Ghana Students News Letter,
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2000). Providing accountancy training towards the professional qualification, (Unpublished long essay for BSc. Admin, University of Ghana).

Papers Presented at Conferences and Seminars

  • Presented a paper titled “Successes and challenges in the adoption of IFRSs and ISAs in Ghana” at the IT Audit, Information Security, & Risk Insights Africa 2014 conference organized by Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) on May 21, 2014 in at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
  • Presented a paper titled “Restoring the nation’s economy: The role of the Chartered Accountant” at the 50th Anniversary Accountants’ week of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana on May 15, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana.
  • Presented a paper titled “Transitioning to IPSAS: Benefits and Challenges” at the 3rd annual Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) Conference on May 7, 2014 at the Akwa Palace Hotel in Doula, Cameroon.
  • Presented a paper titled “International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): The journey so far” at the Accounting Chair lectures series at the University of Ghana Business School for faculty members and graduate students of the University of Ghana Business School on March 21, 2014 in Legon, Accra, Ghana.
  • Presented a paper titled “The importance of financial reporting and accounting practices to capital market development” at the 2013 Capital Market Conference organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana at the College of Physicians and Surgeons on May 10, 2013 in Accra, Ghana.
  • Presented a paper titled “Public Financial Management reforms in Ghana: the challenges to effective implementation” at a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) organised by the Kasoa District Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana at the Conference Hall of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Ghana, Ghana on June 16, 2012 in Accra, Ghana.
  • Presented a paper on “Contemporary issues in public sector accounting” at the 20th annual Ghana Accounting and Business Teachers conference/workshop on 30th August, 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

Publications in Referred Journals

  • Atuilik, W. A. (2016). The relationship between the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) by governments and perceived levels of corruption. International Journal of Current Research, 8(5), 32052-32070.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2016). Compliance with the reporting requirements of PFM laws and IPSAS: How is Ghana faring? International Journal of Current Research, 8(6), 32815-32822.
  • Adafula, B., Asare, N., Arku, J. S., Atuilik, W. A., & Onumah, J. M. (2016). Educating users on the limitations of financial statement audits: A proposal for bridging the audit expectation gap. International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Management, 6(4), 1035-1048.
  • Atuilik, W. A. (2016). Transitioning to IPSAS in Africa: The benefits and challenges. International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 1(6) 676-691.