Dr Chris Ackermann

Chris Ackermann

Senior Lecturer in Accounting - Tauranga campus

Qualifications: PhD; PGDip (Internal Auditing); PGCert (Mgt) (HBS UK); CIA®; CGAP®; CCSA®

About Chris

Chris is a Senior Lecturer in accounting and a board certified internal auditor. He also holds board certifications in government auditing, and control-risk self assessment through the Institute of Internal Auditors in the USA.

He is passionate about accounting education and instilling the necessary technical knowledge in students. He enjoys teaching the technical aspects of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on first and second year level, and also auditing practice in line with the International Standards of Auditing (ISA).

He is competent in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. His research interest includes any matters relating to the practice of internal auditing, which includes their diverse involvement in internal control, risk management and governance.

Chris completed his master's degree in cost and management accounting, and his PhD in auditing, with a focus on internal audit functioning in the public sector.

Awards and recognitions:

  • Winner - Divisional Teaching Excellence Award - Waikato Management School 2021
  • Winner - Divisional Teaching Excellence Award - Waikato Management School 2019

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Completed supervision (master's):

  1. Determinants of loan default by collateral lending group in micro-finance
  2. The required knowledge and skills for Integrated Reporting
  3. A technology based solution for the teaching of basic accounting principles (student completed with distinction)
  4. The impact of capital structure on the performance of the financial sector
  5. The state of IT Governance disclosure in JSE listed companies in SA

Research Interests

  • Internal or external auditing
  • Accounting education

Recent Publications

  • Coovadia, H., & Ackermann, C. (2021). Integrating digital pedagogies into a typical student learning lifecycle and its effect on exam performance. Accounting Education, 30, 42-62. doi:10.1080/09639284.2020.1811993

  • Ackermann, C. (2021). A personal narrative on understanding and navigating transitional change: lessons learned by an accounting academic amidst COVID-19. Accounting Research Journal, 34(2), 205-216. doi:10.1108/ARJ-08-2020-0281

  • Modisagae, K., & Ackermann, C. (2018). Determinants of defaulting by collateral lending groups in microfinancing: A probit regression approach. Acta Commercii, 18(1), 7 pages. doi:10.4102/ac.v18i1.562

  • Ackermann, C., & Erasmus, L. (2018). The Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research: A bibliometric review (1998-2017).. Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, 20, 1-12.

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Accounting; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting

Internal Auditing

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: 4.03, Tauranga campus
Phone: +64 7 262 0554