Monash South Africa Lecturer Voted as Runner-up for Accountancy SA’s Top 35 under 35

Monash South Africa students are recognized internationally because of the skills and training that they receive during their years of study and, with a highly-proficient academic staff, graduates enjoy excellent learning outcomes. At the forefront of accounting education in South Africa is senior lecturer for the Monash South Africa postgraduate diploma in accounting, Gareth Oliver, who was recently voted as the runner-up for Accountancy SA’s “Top 35 under 35.”

Accountancy SA’s “Top 35 under 35” candidates were carefully selected for their outstanding career achievements, their active work with communities and for the way in which their visions are positively changing the world around them. Of all 35 candidates, Oliver is the only academic listed this year. 

In 2013, Monash South Africa partnered with Oliver’s company, CA Connect, the only private providers of a SAICA-accredited certificate in the theory of accounting in South Africa. Oliver has been a driving force in producing the cutting-edge postgraduate program. After having lectured and tutored for many years, through Monash South Africa, he has been able to partner his passion for education in order to provide academic excellence for students. 

He coordinates the postgraduate accounting program and lectures financial reporting with a team of chartered accountants. The Monash South Africa postgraduate accounting program currently accommodates 320 students a year and is the only CTA in the country to be delivered via blended learning. The program allows students to leverage their knowledge by focusing on fostering critical and creative thought and developing business leaders. 

“I was really lucky to have some excellent accounting and finance lecturers who opened me up to a different way of thinking about business. They showed me that people who break the barriers need to be creative but also need to be rooted in clear thinking. A strong tertiary education is a great way of learning and developing a platform for great thinking,”

said Oliver.