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  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20122019
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Research Interests

  • Counter Fraud or anti-fraud research
  • Financial Crime
  • Corruption
  • Audit
  • Corporate Governance 
  • CSR
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Risk Assessment and risk management 
  • Internal Controls 
  • Business Ethics 
  • Pedagogy

Biography

 

Dr Kassem is an academic with thirteen years of teaching experience in Higher Education including module leadership and course design/development. Rasha is currently a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Coventry University, School of Business and Law. Her areas of expertise are in anti-fraud education and research, Corporate Governance, Audit, Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Business Ethics, and CSR. Rasha is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and serves on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Advisory Council, where she reviews the quality of educational materials related to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud. The aim of the ACFE and its members is to reduce business fraud worldwide and inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline as they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud.

Rasha has authored numerous publications on audit and anti-fraud topics including but not limited to the psychology of fraud, fraud risk assessment, corruption and bribery, financial reporting fraud, asset misappropriation, and the assessment of management integrity. She is particularly interested in counter fraud research that helps businesses, auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders reduce the risk of fraud. Her doctoral research explored the motivations behind management fraud and their impact on the financial statements. She has developed several practical guides that could help external auditors and audit regulators in fraud risk assessment and mitigation. Prior to joining Coventry University, Rasha has acted as a fraud training director at the CFE Chapter of Egypt for two years and was invited several times to speak at counter fraud international conferences organised by the ACFE and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in London. She has also reviewed manuscripts in Fraud, Governance, Auditing, and Business Ethics for several international peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr Kassem is a member at professional bodies like the ICAEW, AICPA, and ACFE, and continuously seeks to enhance and foster the University’s relationship with professional bodies and Business partners. 

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Teaching , Loughborough University

Accountancy, Degree, Ain Shams University

Accountancy, MSc, Cairo University

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Postgraduate Certificate, Higher Education Academy

Accountancy, Doctorate, Loughborough University

External positions

Board Member , ACFE Advisory Council

Certified Fraud Examiner, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Certified Online Doctoral Supervisor , University of Liverpool

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Fraud Business & Economics
External auditor Business & Economics
Audit Business & Economics
Financial reporting Business & Economics
Fraud risk Business & Economics
Egypt Business & Economics
Auditors Business & Economics
Corruption Business & Economics

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 2 Abstract
  • 1 Chapter

Corporate Fraud Risk Management: Fraud Risk Management and Modelling

Kassem, R., 8 Feb 2019, (Submitted) Fraud Risk Management and Modelling . Springer, 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Modeling
Fraud risk
Risk management
Risk assessment
Fraud

Understanding Financial Reporting Fraud in Egypt: Evidence from the Audit Field

Kassem, R., 20 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Third World Quarterly. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fraud
audit
Egypt
World Trade Organization
evidence

What Matters in the Assessment of Financial Reporting Fraud Risk

Kassem, R., 20 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Fraud
Financial reporting
Fraud risk
Fraud risk assessment
External auditor

Activities 2014 2019

  • 11 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Membership of council
  • 1 Reviewer of proposals for funding
  • 1 Invited talk

Journal of Business Ethics (Journal)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
10 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Leading a successful £100k funding application to design two online fraud courses to the City of London Police

Rasha Kassem (Contributor)
15 Sep 2019

Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding

International Journal of Auditing (Journal)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Journal)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
8 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Elsevier (Publisher)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review