School of Accounting and Finance is a part of Faculty of Management Studies. The school offers specialized programs in Accounting and Finance at Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate levels. We provide learning in the areas of Accounting and Finance keeping in view the market requirements and the developments that take place in the world from time to time. Courses are updated according to the changes made in International Financial Reporting Standards, corporate laws, auditing standards, tax and other related laws, regulations and standards.
We emphasize in-depth teaching of each course to prepare our students compete with professional accountants. Students are provided the overview of what is happening in the practical corporate world in the areas of study, so that they get better prepared to face the challenges of practical world. Our courses include information technology component wherever necessary. Courses such as Computerized Accounting and E-Commerce are all about the use of computer technologies in Accounting and Finance. And we also embed the application of
Dr. Ather Azim Khan is professor of Finance and Accounting. He has been associated with the University of Central Punjab for the last fifteen years. He has been a Fellow member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, he holds a PhD in Microfinance from University of Central Punjab. He has the unique distinction of being the first PhD from UCP. Dr. Ather is a dynamic person and has interests in many curricular and extra-curricular activities. At the University of Central Punjab, he is working as Director, School of Accounting and Finance-SAF, Associate Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, and Director Volunteers in Service (VIS) Program. He teaches several courses related to Accounting and Finance in various universities and has written several research articles. He has about 22 years of work experience including his professional experience in the industry, where he worked as Director Finance and Chief Accountant in different organizations. Dr. Khan has been a member of Curriculum Committee of HEC. Currently, he is a member of Finance Committees of PEEF and Akhuwat. He delivers lectures at government departments, banks and other institutions of high eminence. He heads the Research and Development Center of School of Accounting and Finance and is the editor of Paradigms, the research journal of University of Central Punjab. He has written several articles and books and he supervises research work at Master’s/M.Phil. and PhD level. Professor Khan was also a member of Research and Publication Committee of ICMAP. Dr. Ather is a literary scholar and a classical Urdu poet. He has an outstanding ability to make an effective use of his time by performing several tasks simultaneously. Dr. Khan is a true role model for students and there are many who are pursuing their higher education dreams by following in the footsteps of this great personality.
- Microfinancing Theories and Application
- Financial Management
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Advanced Research Methodology
- Research Methods and Manuscript Writing
- Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce: PhD (Microfinance)-UCP
- Master of Philosophy in Commerce: M.Phil. (Finance)-UCP
- Fellow Cost and Management Accountant–ICMAP
- One Year Diploma in Islamic Studies
- Punjab Educational Endowment Fund-PEEF
- Higher Education Commission of Pakistan – HEC
- Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited – PPCBL
- National Productivity Organization – NPO, Government of Pakistan
- Management and Professional Development Department (MPDD),
- Government of Punjab
- Al-Huda Institute of Islamic Banking
- Directorate of Taxation – DOT, FBR
- Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan – ICMAP
- Jang Group of News Papers, Daily Express
Academic Programs Initiated
- Microfinance Theory and Practice (post graduate level)
- Research Studies and Manuscript Writing
- Issues in Interest Free Banking (post graduate level)
- Financial Analysis
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Corporate Finance and Advanced Corporate Finance (post graduate level)
- Investment Portfolio Management / Security Analysis (also at post graduate level)
- Financial Management/Business Finance
- Principles of Accounting and Financial Accountin
- Managerial Accounting and Cost Accounting
- Banking and Investment
Financial Accounting and Management Accounting courses were also taught for University of Wales and Bradford University external programs.
Paradigms is a research journal of Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab. This is an HEC recognized journal. The journal is indexed and abstracted by many international indexing and abstracting services.
1. Khan, A. A., &Bokhari, I. H. (2017). Determinants of capital adequacy ratio of microfinance banks of Pakistan. Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences, to be published.
2. Khan, A. A., Murtaza, M. M., & Ahmad, M. (2017). Impact assessment of microfinance institutions: A case study of Kashf Foundation. Nice Research Journal, to be published.
3. Khan, A. A., Mustafa, G., &Bokhari, A. R. (2017). Comparison of operational efficiency of MFIs in South Asia and East Africa. Journal of Managerial Sciences, to be published.
4. Khan, A. A., Rasheed, B., &Bokhari, I. H. (2017). State laws and regulations of microfinance institutions in Asia: A comparative analysis. Central Asia, to be published.
5. Khan, A. A., Tariq, A., &Bokhari, I. H. (2017). Analysis of financial sustainability and outreach: A case study of PPAF. FWU Journal of Social Sciences, to be published.
6. Khan, A. A., Zaki, W., &Bokhari, I. H. (2017). Impact of microfinance on the involvement of women in decision making and ownership. NUML International Journal of Business and Management, to be published.
7. Khan A. A., Mehmood S. (2016). Dynamics of Intra-industry specialization between Pakistan and China. Central Asia, 74, 115-132
8. Khan A. A., Mehmood, S., & Ahmad, Z. (2016). Dynamic Relationships between Tourist Arrivals, Immigrants, and Crimes in the United States. Tourism Management, 54, 383-392.
9. Khan, A. A., Asif, M., &Mehar, M. R. (2015). Co-integration and Granger Causality Test of Crude Oil Price, Exchange Rate, KIBOR and Consumer Price Index of Pakistan. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 3(1), 319-322.
10. Khan, A. A., Ahmad, M. A. I., &Ahmad, Z. (2014). Performance Analysis of Microfinance Institutions of India. Paradigms: A Research Journal of Commerce, Economics, and Social Sciences, 8(1), 1-14.
11. Khan, A. A., Ahmad, Z., & Tariq, A. (2012). Stock market development and economic growth: A comparative study of Pakistan and Bangladesh. African Journal of Business Management, 6(8), 2985.
12. Khan, A., & Khan, K. (2011). Dividend Policy and Stock Prices–A Case of KSE-100 Index Companies. Cell, 321, 4028246.
13. Khan, A. A. (2010). Analysis of Critical Factors of Microfinance Institutions of Pakistan. Paradigms: A Research Journal of Commerce, Economics, and Social Sciences, 4(1), 24-47.
14. Khan, A. A., Aslam, Q., & Zahra, K. (2008). Problems of Knitwear Industry of Pakistan. Paradigms: A Research Journal of Commerce, Economics, and Social Sciences, 3(1), 1-33.
15. Khan, A. A. (2007). Role of Capacity Building in Micro Finance: A Model of Effective Capacity Building. Paradigms: A Research Journal of Commerce, Economics, and Social Sciences, Vol.1-2, 34-54.
16. Khan, A. A. (2007). Role of capacity building in microfinance. Paradigms, 1(1), 3857.
- Khan, A. A. (2015). New Trends in Microfinance. Lahore: Akhuwat and University of Central Punjab. (17th& 18th November 2015)
- Khan, A. A. (2015). Theoretical Perspectives of Islamic Microfinance. Islamic Microfinance Network.
- Khan, A. A. (2011, March). Achieving Triple Bottom Line: Sustainability, Growth and Welfare. InCONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 24th March, 2011.
- Khan, A. A., & Iqbal, K. (2011). Dividend policy and stock exchange: A case of KSE-100 Index companies. SAICON. Lahore: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.
- Khan, A. A., & Iqbal, K. (2011). Effect of dividend policy on investors’ perception: A case of Pakistani investors. ICMR. Lahore: Superior University, Lahore.
- Khan, A. A. (2011). Achievement of triple bottom line: Sustainability, growth and welfare. Exploring New Horizons in Microfinance (pp. 45-68). Lahore: Akhuwat.
- Khan, A. A., &Asad, M. (2007). Challenges and opportunities of microfinance in Pakistan. National Research Conference. Lahore: Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
- Khan, A. A., &Bhutta, N. A. (2012). Volatility clustering of stock returns in Pakistan: Application of ARCH model on Karachi Stock Exchange 100 Index. International Conference on Global Business Environment. Bangkok, Thailand: ICGBE.
- Khan, A. A. (2016). Panelist in the Panel Discussion of Islamic Microfinance. Global Forum 2016 on Islamic Economic, Finance, & Banking. Lahore: Institute of Islamic Banking, UMT
- Khan, A. A. (2006). Country Paper: ICT Application for Lifelong Learning. Lahore: Asian Productivity Organization.
- Khan, A. A. (2007). Diminishing Musharika: A critical evaluation of the instrument. Lahore.
- Khan, A. A., Haider, S. H., &Asad, S. M. (2009). Impact Assessment of Akhuwat. Lahore: University of Central Punjab.
- Khan, A. A., Haider, S. H., &Asad, S. M. (2010). Impact Assessment of Akhuwat. Lahore: Akhuwat.
- Khan, A. A., Haider, S. H., &Asad, S. M. (2011). Impact Assessment of Akhuwat. Lahore: University of Central Punjab.
I am reviewer of the following journals:
1. Tourism Management (ISI indexed impact factor journal)
2. Science International (ISI indexed impact factor journal)
3. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies
Seminars and Workshops
Conducted & Organized
- Seminar or Akhtat Hameed Khan and his Contributions
- “Seminars on Pakistan – Challenges & Opportunities” Organized by “Prof. Iqbal Latif” who is an International Economist and Chairman Gulf Fund UK.
- “Human Resource and Corporate Governance Forum” organized by University of Central Punjab in collaboration with Bank of the Punjab, Lahore Stock Exchange.
- “Problems of Urbanization in the Developing Country” by “Prof. Dr. Amitabh Kundhu” who is the Dean of Social Sciences Department of Jawarlal Nehru University India.
- “Human Resource Management” by “Prof. Dr. Kawaguchi” from Japan conducted by National Productivity Organization, Government of the Pakistan.
- “Importance of Micro Finance” by “Prof. Malcolm Harper” from UK An expert on Micro Finance invited by Akhuwat (NGO)
- “Seminar on Experiences of Singapore” by “Mr. Shahrillaj” who was invited by Government of the Punjab from Singapore.
- 2nd Akhuwat Entrepreneurship Award in Lahore June 2009.
- 2nd Akhuwat Entrepreneurship Award in Faisalabad August 2009.
- “Workshop on Spiritual Literacy and Change” conducted by University of Central Punjab in Collaboration with Akhuwat.
- “Human Resource Management in the Light of Islam” organized by the University of Central Punjab
- “Akhuwat Night – Women Empowerment” by Dr. AmjadSaqib, Executive Director Akhuwat
- “Loan Distribution and Funds Collection Ceremony” of Akhuwat at Mian Meer Mosque (Attended by 4000 Participants).
- “Workshop on Social Change” by University of Central Punjab in collaboration with Connoisseur Grammar School and Akhuwat.
- “First Akhuwat Entrepreneurial Award” conducted by Akhuwat in collaboration with University of Central Punjab sponsored by Haier at Aiwan e Iqbal. (Attended by 1500 Guests)
- “Seminar on Climatic Change” conducted by University of Central Punjab.
- “Loan Distribution and Funds Collection Ceremony” conducted by Akhuwat at Data Darbar presided by City Distt. NazimMian Ameer Mehmood and Governor of the Punjab Lt. Gen. Retd. KahlidMaqbool. (Attended by 600 people)
- “Seminar on Environmental Day” conducted by University of Central Punjab in collaboration with Gardenia International &Forest Department of Punjab.
- “Seminar on Political Enlightenment in Pakistan” conducted by University of Central Punjab
- “Workshop on Innovative Leadership” by Syed Hussain Haider An expert of Leadership and Management Organized by Rays.
- “World Disability Day 2008” by Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled, Akhuwat & University of Central Punjab for disable people presided by Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif (Attended by 800 people).
- “Importance of Micro Finance in Developing Countries” by “Prof. Malcolm Harper” from UK An expert on Micro Finance invited by Akhuwat (NGO).
- “Workshop Transformation of Akhuwat into Bank” by Akhuwat in collaboration with University of Central Punjab.
- “Role of Micro Finance in Promotion of Small Entrepreneurs”by “Prof.
- Malcolm Harper” from UK An expert on Micro Finance invited by LCCI.
- Two days training session on Risk Management for Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank (at PPCB)
- ISO 9000 – 2000 Version with National Productivity Organization of Pakistan (at University of Central Punjab – Campus II)
- Science of Happiness (at University of Central Punjab – Campus II)
ICT applications for lifelong learning – International seminar (at PCBA/PICS)
- A dialogue between Bankers and Industrialists, organized by University of Central Punjab
- Seminar of Productivity by National Productivity Organization Pakistan – NPO
- Impact on Reduction in Lending Rates, organized by Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lahore
- Retaining Effective Work Force, organized by Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lahore
- Specialized Orientation Workshop on Clean Pakistan – National Volunteer Movement – NVM, 2006
- Science of Happiness, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Leadership and motivation, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Time Management, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Enhancing Human Productivity, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Total Quality Management, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Islamic Banking, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Debate between Bankers and Businessmen, Organized by Faculty of Commerce, University of Central Punjab – UCP
- Accounting and Quran, Organized by Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Pakistan
- Pre Budget and Post Budget Seminars
ICT Applications for lifelong learning, organized by National Productivity Organization of Pakistan
- Higher Education in Pakistan – Problems and Prospects
- Worked as consultant for the Bank of Punjab for Human Resource Restructuring, 2005
- Worked in the development of High Achievers Development Program (HADP) 2008 – on initiative of Chief Minister, Punjab. Contributed as Resource Person in 9 cohorts of HADP in 2008 – 2009.
- Worked on the development of Clean Pakistan Project of National Volunteer Movement, Government of Pakistan 2007 – 2008.
School of Accounting & Finance, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Ather Azim Khan
Director/Professor, School of Accounting and Finance
School of Accounting & Finance.
computer software in most of the courses. We also emphasize improving communication skills, both written and verbal. Students are required to write a book review in every course they study, which gives them an opportunity to read books other than their text books. Faculty members of our school are highly cooperative and are available every day to guide students after the regular classes in the student counseling hours. We have a unique blend of teachers from professional and academic backgrounds including chartered accountants, cost and management accountants, ACCAs and PhD degree holders.
School of Accounting and Finance provides a congenial yet challenging study environment for students to prepare them to strive for a bright future. Our school is a wonderful place for those students who love to play with numbers.
Prof. Dr. Ather Azim Khan
Director School of Accounting and Finance
Associate Dean, Faculty of Management Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce: PhD (Microfinance)