Mr. Jayafar is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is a dynamic academic professional with hands on professional experience in academia as well as in the corporate sector for more than 15 years. He is an active researcher in Accounting and his areas of interest includes strategic management accounting and contemporary issues in Sustainability Accounting, Assurance and Reporting He is currently associated with University of Stirling UK, UAE Campus as an Assistant Professor & Program Director in the department of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining at University of Stirling, he was working in Birla Institute of Technology, RAK Campus, Manipal University Dubai, IMT Business School Dubai and Wisdom Business School RAK.
He has done Masters in Commerce (M.Com), Masters in Philosophy specialized in Management Accounting (M.Phil), Certified Global Business Analyst, Certificate of Proficiency program in IFRS and completed certification on personal & family financial planning from University of Florida, US. He is also the active member of Institute of Public Accountants Australia and AFA member of The Institute of Financial Accountants, UK.
As part of his involvement with ICMA, he has conducted various trainings on VAT and other short-term programs related to Management Accounting in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and India. He has recently published an ISBN numbered textbook named “Banking Financial Services Management” for Anna University MBA program students. He is doing his PhD research in the area of Strategic Management Accounting.