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Dr Kate Wynn-Williams

Area of specialisation
  • Public sector accounting
  • Accounting education
Faculty / key office
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Otago
  • BA, BCom and PGDipCom (Otago)
  • PhD (Otago)
  • RGON (Dunedin School of Nursing)

International teaching and industry experience

After several years of working as a nurse in Dunedin Public Hospital, Kate turned her attention to Commerce studies and discovered a love of accounting. Her research interests focused on using universal accounting principles within the public sector, and also on teaching within an accounting context. More than 25 years of experience on various Boards of Trustees has provided practical experience in the importance of understanding accounting information within the community.

Reasons Kate enjoys teaching in the MBA programme

Kate enjoys helping people to learn how to use accounting information in different situations. MBA students bring diverse skill sets, and are keen to learn. “It’s a real buzz to meet the students, and to work together to strengthen their understanding of financial information. I love seeing each student gaining confidence in their ability to make better decisions.”

Global perspective

Accounting information is, by definition, global. There are few organisations today that do not have some level of international connections, whether buying and selling goods between countries or being involved in complex operational structures. Many accounting principles can be applied universally, and good decision-making depends on a firm understanding of financial records and reports.