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Mrs Nikki Schonfeldt is a lecturer at the UWA Business School teaching introductory accounting units on the MBA and MPA programs and Financial Statement Analysis on the undergraduate program. She is a Chartered Accountant (member of CAANZ) with more than ten years of experience as a university lecturer. Nikki has a keen interest in Accounting Education and has been involved in the development of new teaching material and other teaching initiatives on various technology platforms. Nikki has, successfully, developed a fully online unit in Accounting on the UWA MBA-program.

Funding overview

2018-2019: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia & New Zealand (AFAANZ) The effectiveness of teamwork assessment tasks

2015-2016: UWA Centre for Education Futures' Scholarship

2002-2004: US$1,000,000. Grant from the Carnegie Corporation to fund the project and to develop multimedia teaching material for a strategic partnership between the University of Johannesburg and the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). Role: Project manager for the strategic initiative

Previous positions

2012-2014: Part time Lecturer and Tutor, University of Western Australia
2007-2013: Translator and Reviewer, Accounting Professional Training and the University of Johannesburg
2008-2012: Research Assistant in Doctoral studies, University of Johannesburg
2007-2008: Consultant – Management Information, University of Johannesburg
2001-2005: Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
Project Manager: Thuthuka project (2002-2004)
1998-2000: PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., South Africa

Current projects

Demystifying consolidated financial statements: mastering threshold concepts utilising adaptive learning. PhD-project. Supervisors: Prof Phil Hancock, Prof Jac Birt, UWA FABLE, Australia.

The effectiveness of teamwork assessment tasks with Prof Jac Birt, Dr Lyndie Bayne and Dr Prerana Agrawal, UWA Business School, Accounting and Finance, Australia, funded by AFAANZ

Underpinning Concepts of Auditing: A study of Connotative Meaning with Prof Jac Birt, Dr Lyndie Bayne and Dr Prerana Agrawal, UWA Business School, Accounting and Finance, Australia.

Teaching overview

Developed a fully online Accounting unit offered on the UWA MBA-program, which is often used to inform the design of other online or blended units.

Involved in the successful launching of various groundbreaking projects including UWA MyGuru online tutor platform and the UJ-UFH strategic partnership

Established an undergraduate auditing textbook (Editor and Author)

Teaching in Accounting, Auditing & Financial Management (Undergraduate) and Accounting, Financial Management & Accounting Information Systems (Postgraduate)

Developed multimodal study material for Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management courses


Financial Accounting

Accounting Education

Adaptive learning

Threshold Concepts

Operational Risk Management in Financial Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Business, HDR Prelim, The University of Western Australia

1 Feb 20174 Dec 2017

Business, M.Com (Business Management), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 199919 Jan 2001

Business, B Com Hons (Accounting) (CA), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 19971 Dec 1997

Business, B.Com (Accounting), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 19944 Dec 1996

Business, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

12 Feb 2018 → …


  • Education
  • Accounting Education
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Threshold concepts
  • Technology Education
  • Financial accounting
  • Online learning

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Projects 2018 2019


Teaching award

Nikki Schonfeldt (Recipient), 10 Apr 2018

Prize: Other distinction

university teacher

Activities 2011 2018

  • 2 Membership of professional association
  • 1 Mentorship

BAFA Accounting Education SIG Mentoring Program

Nikki Schonfeldt (Creator), Ilse Lubbe (Creator)
1 May 201831 May 2019

Activity: Service and engagementMentorship

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (External organisation)

Nikki Schonfeldt (Member)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (External organisation)

Nikki Schonfeldt (Member)
26 May 2011

Activity: MembershipsMembership of professional association