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NAME: Seun Oluwayi

Programme Leader


Law, Economics, Accounting and Finance


PHONE: +44 (0) 208 516 7800 





Professional Biography

Qualifications and professional Memberships:

PhD in Corporate Finance, University of Wales (2011 – 2016)

Determinants of CEO pay: An Inter-industry analysis of UK Listed Firms

Supervisor: Dr J. Martin

PGCHEP, Plymouth University (2015 – 2016)

MSc in Finance, University of Strathclyde (2007 – 2008)

BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University (2004 – 2007)

Affiliate, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), June 2008

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, April 2017


Professional Experience:

Programme Leader, GSM London (June 2017 to Present) 
Ensuring the smooth running of three undergraduate accounting and finance programmes 
Coordinating the assessment design and scrutiny process * Liaising with module external examiners
Undertaking programme promotional activities

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, GSM London, London (February 2013 to Present) 
Understanding the learning needs of the student population and delivering challenging and exciting learning sessions in modules like introduction to accounting, management accounting, financial management, financial accounting, advanced financial reporting, financial research methods, research skills and project management.
Appraising students’ performance in mid-semester assessments, and final examinations providing appropriate comments to improve development.
Supervising final year undergraduate students in writing their dissertations for the research project module in the department of accounting and finance. This includes guiding them in their research; providing thought-provoking feedback and constructive criticism designed to invoke critical academic reasoning essential for research; providing goals and targets, and assessing student progress via face-to-face meetings.

Reporting Analyst (Oyster Operations),Transport for London, London, UK (December 2009 – March 2011)
I developed an automated system used for monitoring staff performance which replaced the existing, less effective manual system for business support department. This was later adopted by another department – surface transport.
Collating and creating the monthly business management report for the business support manager for business management meetings. 
Creating monthly staff performance reports used in appraisals and staff performance evaluations.
I created and maintained the joiners, movers and leavers (JML) system for the compliance manager, which ensured data integrity and compliance with associated processes.

Reporting Analyst, AT&T Finance, Glasgow, UK (December 2008 – November 2009)
Monitoring staff performance and providing daily individual and team performance reports to management.
Providing payment commitment summary reports to management and tracking collection agents’ daily performance and variances from targets for incentive purposes.

Accounts Receivable Officer, British Airports Authority (Business Support Centre), Glasgow, UK (July 2007 – September 2007) 
Holding a key role within the invoicing team with the responsibility of validating and processing high volumes of invoices for the 7 BAA UK airports. Amending various customer accounts subsequent to authorised dispute claims.
Raising credit notes and accurately re-billing the appropriate customer accounts.
Posting income from the invoicing system into the general ledger and liaising closely with the dispute management and credit control teams.

Trainee Accountant, Phillips, Kobbs & Co Ltd., London, UK (October 2005 – September 2006)
Creating and implementing simple accounting systems and preparing statutory accounts from source documents using both spreadsheets and SAGE Line 50. 
Posting invoices to the sales ledger and purchase ledger. 
Writing and posting journals to the nominal ledger.

Administrator (Investment Banking Division), Goldman Sachs, London, UK (January 2004 – July 2007)
Providing administrative support and assistance to the investment banking division within the company.


Research Interests:

Currently working on publishing a paper on the determinants of executive remuneration in the UK


Conference Papers:

Oluwayi, S (2015) Investigating industry as a moderating determinant of executive remuneration, paper presented to British Academy of Management (BAM), Portsmouth, 2015.

Conferences attended:

University of Wales PhD Students’ Conference, University of Wales, (May 2012) Wales, United Kingdom

University of Wales PhD Students’ Conference, University of Wales, (May 2013) Wales, United Kingdom

GSM London PhD Conference, GSM London (2013) London, United Kingdom

British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Conference GSM London (September, 2014), London, United Kingdom.

British Academy of Management (BAM) conference (September, 2015), Portsmouth, United Kingdom

GSM London: Innovations in Learning and Teaching, GSM London (May, 2016), London, United Kingdom

PeDRIO: Employability in the curriculum and beyond, Plymouth University (January,2017), Plymouth, United Kingdom.



Seun Oluwayi “Determinants of Executive pay” in University of Wales PhD Students’ Conference University of Wales, (May 2013) Wales, United Kingdom

Seun Oluwayi “Determinants of CEO pay” in GSM London PhD Conference, GSM London (2013) London, United Kingdom

Seun Oluwayi “Investigating industry as a moderating determinant of executive remuneration” in BAM Conference, (2015) Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Seun Oluwayi “Determinants of CEO Pay: An Inter-Industry Analysis of UK Listed Companies” in GSM London Research Seminar, GSM London (2015) London, United Kingdom.

Professional Affiliation /Roles:

Affiliate, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), June 2008

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, April 2017