Namasiku Donald Liandu

Head of School “BBUS”

Dr Namasiku Liandu is a tutor in Accounting at Bahrain Polytechnic.

Dr Liandu is a UK Chartered Accountant (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) with a Doctorate in Education (Educational Leadership and Management) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Research (Professional).

Dr Liandu has more than 30 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, systems analysis and design, and education and training. He is a member of the UK Higher Education Academy with high level experience in corporate governance and quality control in education, the charity/ voluntary sector and other public sector bodies.

Dr Liandu is able to organize and/or deliver training and education in accounting, finance, IT, professional/business ethics and other similar areas. He possesses the managerial and professional experience to advise on and tailor training, monitor it and ensure success for stakeholders.

Dr Liandu is technically up-to-date in International Auditing Standards, International Accounting Standards (IFRS/IAS), Professional Ethics, and other related areas; he is computer and MS Office proficient.

Dr Liandu is an action researcher who is able to organise action research projects and deliver appropriate reports and results.

Dr Liandu is a strategic thinker who has contributed to the strategic direction of organisations in the UK and in Bahrain.

Academic Qualifications Obtained

1984BSc(Hons) Computer Studies, Loughborough University, UK
1998Master of Education (Thesis: Accounting Education), University of Dundee, UK
2005PG Diploma in Educational Research (Professional),  Stirling University, UK


Professional Certifications

1990Member (ACA) – Chartered Accountant, ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), UK
2014Fellow (FCA) – Chartered Accountant, ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), UK
2005Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK


Teaching Expertise

1990-1992In-house TrainerKPMGUK
1992-2007Lecturer/Course Leader/Programme DirectorUniversity of Abertay DundeeUK
1998-2002SQA External VerifierSQAUK
2007-2008Senior LecturerBIBFBahrain
2008-2014Head of Centre for Accounting & ITBIBFBahrain
2014-DateProgramme Manager: AccountingBahrain PolytechnicBahrain


Relevant Industry Expertise

1984-1985Systems Analyst/ProgrammerZCCMZambia
1985-1986Audit AssistantKPMG LusakaZambia
1986-1992Trainee/Senior/Assistant ManagerKPMG LondonUK
2002-2005Member of the Board of Management (Non Exec)SQAUK



Area of Research Interest

Educational Experience of Professional Accountancy Trainees, Comparative Professional Ethics, and Accounting Education

The creation of qualifications (group awards) from short courses


1. Liandu N D (2002a), Corporate Governance in the 21st Century, ACCA Student Accountant
2. Liandu N D (2002b), The Independence of Accountants, ACCA Student Accountant
3. Liandu N D (2004a), Audit Risk in a Brave New World, ACCA Student Accountant
4. Liandu N D (2004b), Earnings Management – Why Worry About It?, ACCA Student Accountant
5. Liandu ND (2007), Audit working papers, ACCA Student Accountant
6. Liandu N D (2001), ECR Conference, An Ethnography of the Process of Becoming a Professional Accountant

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organisations

  1. Member, Bahrain Polytechnic AQAC Review Committee (2014)
  2. Member, BIBF Student Disciplinary Committee (2009 – 2014)
  3. Member, BIBF NQF Mapping and Validation Panels (2012 – 2014)
  4. Trustee, GCI Dundee Scotland (2006 – Date)
  5. Member, VetAid Board of Directors (2006 – 2007)
  6. Member, BBC Broadcasting Council for Scotland (2003 – 2006)
  7. Assessor, ACCA Auditing Examiners Panel (2002 – 2007)
  8. Member, SQA Board of Directors & Audit Committee (2002 – 2005)
  9. Assistant Examiner (Accounting), University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) (1997 – 2006)
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