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  • 2 h-Index
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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



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 (HEA)

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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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 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

Fraud risk
Risk management
Risk assessment

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

Kassem, R., 2 Nov 2019, In : Third World Quarterly. 40, 11, p. 1996-2015 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

World Trade Organization

What Matters in the Assessment of Financial Reporting Fraud Risk

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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

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

Journal of Business Ethics (Journal)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
10 Feb 2019

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

International Journal of Auditing (Journal)

Rasha Kassem (Peer Reviewer)
20 Feb 2019

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