Dr. Robert King’wara is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science in the Faculty of Commerce at Egerton University. His research and teaching interests include corporate finance, financial accounting, investment management and behavioural finance. He has published numerous papers in leading accounting and finance journals. He currently teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
2020: The Open University of Tanzania - Ph.D. in Finance
2005: York University (Schulich School of Business), Canada - Master of Business Administration (Finance)
1998: Kenyatta University - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
1992: Kanga High School - Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, B (93 points)
1987: Nyabondo Boys’ Boarding Primary School - Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (67 points)
May 2013: An E-Learning Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing Teaching and Learning Materials, Egerton University and Futuristic Limited
May 2012: Pedagogy and Academic Advising Workshop for University Lecturers, Egerton University
March 2012: Capacity Enhancement in Research Publication, Egerton University
Dec 2010: CPA Section IV. Exam administered by Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB)
Jan 2010: Business Development Services and Information Communication and Technology, Ministry of Trade and the European Union
June 2004: Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute
2009- 2011: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Department of Business Management, Part-Time Assistant Lecturer.
2007- 2009: Maseno University, Department of Economics and Business Studies, Part-Time Lecturer.
2007: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Faculty of Commerce, Part-time Lecturer.
2004-2005: York University, Schulich School of Business, Teaching Assistant.
2009- 2011: Ministry of Trade, Department of Internal Trade, Trade Development Officer.
Undertaking market surveys and other economic research activities and preparing reports thereon; Provision of advisory services to businesses; Receipt and appraisal of Joint Loan Board loan applications, follow up and recovery of loans; and Co-ordination with relevant Ministries/Departments and other organizations on matters related to trade development.
Introduced new financial reporting system for Joint Loans Boards to suit Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee needs.
2005- 2006: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Equity Research Analyst (Intern).
Prepared company and industry research reports; Created, maintained and enhanced financial models to forecast earnings; Developed valuation models.
2001- 2003: Univar Canada, Shipping Clerk.
Prepared invoices and furnished information about shipments to the accounting department; Kept records of all outgoing shipments.
Eliminated errors in issuance of Certificates of Analyses and Material Data Safety Sheets by 100%.
1998- 2000: Mohammed Muigai Mboya Advocates, Accountant and Office Manager.
Prepared financial statements and reports; Presented detailed written and oral financial reviews to partners; Managed secretarial and other support staff overseeing yearly performance reviews.
Ensured full and timely compliance with all relevant statutory requirements thus eliminating all fines and penalties.
2006: Consulted for Mohamed Muigai Advocates, Nairobi: Needs Assessment of Accounting Department
MODULES DEVELOPED FOR EGERTON UNIVERSITY E-CAMPUS
As a lecturer and researcher, I pride myself in effective teaching in lectures, seminars, tutorials and in less formal teaching situations, including directing the research of undergraduate and graduate students and advising students, and through involvement in research. This means that I: