The Department of Accounting and Finance was established with the establishment of the Faculty in 1975 with the name “”Department of Accounting” but it was changed to “Department of Accounting and Finance” in 1988. The first head of the Department was Dr. Refaat Ahmed Abdul Karim, followed by Dr. Abduleradi Ashra Mero, then Dr. Taha Al-Tayeb Ahmad, Dr. Abdullah Alkhader Abdullah, Dr. Sayed Abbas Ahmed, Dr. Mohammad Alamin Taj-Alasfia who is the current head. The academic programmes started with undergraduate degree(honor) and postgraduate programme starting with postgraduate Diploma in accounting and finance in 1991 (18 Batches until now), followed by the Master's programme in accounting and finance in 1995 (15 batches until now). The Department carried out Master’s of Science in accounting and finance outside Sudan within the foreign postgraduate programmes carried out by the University in Yemen, 1996 (one batch) in cooperation with the University of Science and Technology in Sanaa, Jordan 2000 (one batch) in cooperation with Alshaam Foundation for University Services, Saudi Arabia 2001 (two batches in Jeddah and one in Riyadh) in cooperation with Development Cadres Institute. The Department has begun the postgraduate programmes (Master’s and PhD) by research since the establishment of the Faculty in cooperation with the Bureau of the General Auditor of the Republic of Sudan. The Department prepared programmes for Intermediary Diploma in Accounting and Finance (6 semesters) in 1996. The curricula of the Master’s and postgraduate Diploma have been revised twice. The Department also executed on-site training programmes Al-Rahad agricultural Institution in (Fow city), New Halfa Agricultural Institution in (New Halfa City), Gezira Scheme in (Barakat) General Organization for irrigation and digging (Medani), and Savings and Social Development Bank (Medani). The Department also carried training sessions in the university buildings for accountants in the Gezira Project, Trade Unions of Gezira State and the employees of the Financial Management at the University of Gezira. A project for training two teacher assistant in Al-Hilaleya was also carried out. The Department of Accounting and finance includes two specializations: Accounting and Finance. The main concerns of the Accounting specialization include financial accounting, accounting of public sector, auditing, cost accounting, administrative accounting, information systems accounting, tax and Zakaa accounting and accounting of banks and insurance companies. While the main concerns of the specialization of finance include: areas of financial management, finance of institutions, financial institutions and investment.