Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting at the University of Sheffield and Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex, is a fierce critic of the accounting profession and it’s role in enabling corporate fraud and tax avoidance. He has written about auditing failures, corporate governance failures, money laundering, insolvency scandals, and tax avoidance for The Guardian, The Independent, and HuffPost.
Prem is a pioneer in the use of the media by academics. Besides his new media articles, he regularly draws attention to spurious accounting practices on Twitter and various blogging platforms. His academic journal articles have examined the role of accounting firms in financial crises, money laundering, tax avoidance, and unscrupulous wealth retention.