Dr Zakaria Ali Aribi

Dr. Zakaria Ali Aribi

Reader in Accounting and Finance

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR032

+44 (0) 1772 89 4541


Zakaria is research active within the area of business and management and is a member of the Institute of Global Finance and Development.



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Dr. Zakaria is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Lancashire Business School. He has PhD in Accounting and has published many academic papers in the fields of financial reporting, Islamic banking, CSR, and behavioural finance. Dr. Zakaria has a wide range of teaching experiences for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in financial accounting, management accounting, Islamic finance and financial management.

Dr Zakaria currently working on several research projects in the areas of corporate governance, earning management, Islamic finance and corporate disclosures. He currently supervises a doctoral students in the areas of earning management, social and environmental disclosure, forward looking information etc.

  • Ph.D in Accounting and Finance.
  • MSc in Audit Management and Consultancy.
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance.




Aribi, Zakaria Ali, Arun, Thankom Gopinath and, Gao, Simon (2019) Accountability in Islamic financial institution: the role of the Shari’ah supervisory board reports. Forthcoming.

2013 (with M. Dowling): “Female directors and UK company acquisitiveness”, International Review of Financial Analysis 29 (2013) 79–86

2012 (with s.Gao): “Narrative disclosure of corporate social responsibility in Islamic”, Managerial Auditing Journal, 27 (2):199-222.

2010 (with S.Gao): “Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure: A Comparison between Islamic and Conventional Financial Institutions”, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, 8(2): 72-9

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