Dr Vida L Botes

Vida Botes

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Qualification Convenor for Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)

Qualifications: DComm(Accounting) M.Com (Management Accounting) Hons Tertiary Education, CA(NZ)

About Vida

Vida works at Waikato University where she teaches forensic accounting and financial accounting  and researches into  forensic accounting and innovation in accounting education.  Prior to arriving in New Zealand Vida worked in audit practice, the corporate energy sector and academia in South Africa. Vida also spent time consulting to oil companies in the Middle East.

Vida is the winner of the  2016 Divisional Excellence in Teaching Award based on her VOICE (virtues, Obstacles, Individual, Community and Education)  teaching philosophy .

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Research on Block Chain,  Procurement Fraud

Research Interests

My primary research interest  concentrates on fraud and forensic accounting. I also specialize innovation  and diversity in accounting education. Vida concentrates on  and bringing creativity  into accounting education in order to intersect the areas of practice and academia. Vida has published in leading journals in the field.

Vida  won the 2016 Best Paper Award  for her innovative  paper in  Forensic Accounting. and also  received the 2018 Highly Commended Emerald Publishing  Award for her paper in  Management Education.

Recent Publications

  • La Torre, M., Botes, V. L., Dumay, J., & Odendaal, E. (2021). Protecting a new Achilles heel: The role of auditors within the practice of data protection. Managerial Auditing Journal, 36(2), 218-239. doi:10.1108/MAJ-03-2018-1836

  • Botes, V. (2021). Investigating spiritual and emotional impacts of lack of sustainability of the Jordan River. In New Zealand Management Accounting Conference - 2021. Queenstown/Virtual.

  • Botes, V., & Ackermann, C. (2021). Lewin's change management model - a critical review of the impact of indigenous cultures in applying change management. In MS Idea Development Workshop.

  • Botes, V., Low, M., & Sutton, A. (2020). Key audit matters and their implications for the audit environment. International Journal of Economics and Accounting, 9(4), 374. doi:10.1504/ijea.2020.110164

Find more research publications by Vida Botes


Accounting; Gender; Women and Gender Studies

Forensic Accounting
Accounting Education

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.3.06
Phone: +64 7 837 9304