Dr Vida L Botes

Vida Botes

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


Accounting; Gender; Women and Gender Studies

Forensic Accounting Fraud Governance Ethics Accounting Education

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

Contact Details

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

Papers Taught

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 .

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

  • de Villiers, C., La Torre, M., & Botes, V. (2022). Accounting and social capital: A review and reflections on future research opportunities. Accounting and Finance, online, 37 pages. doi:10.1111/acfi.12948

  • 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.

  • 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., & 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.

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