Dr Charmaine Lathleiff


Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 031 260 7510
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: J Block, 1st Floor


Mrs Charmaine Lathleiff is a senior lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She received her M.B.A. from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus) and her PhD in Higher Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Edgewood campus), with formal graduation taking place in September 2019. She is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). After 7 years in Audit Practice, both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom, she accepted a permanent academic position at UKZN. Mrs. Lathleiff’s passion lies in the preparation of post-graduate students for the SAICA Initial Test of Competence and a career as a Chartered Accountant. In addition to teaching, she is also the Academic Leader for the Auditing Discipline within the School, and interacts regularly with SAICA in this capacity. Her research focus is Auditing Education, with an emphasis on developing student-centred teaching and learning approaches within the School. She is currently working on a series of articles about the implementation of simulated audits as part of the Auditing undergraduate curriculum. She currently resides in Hillcrest, KZN, with her husband Eric and their daughter Hannah.

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.Comm (University of Natal)
  • B.Compt (Hons) (UNISA)
  • PG Dip (Management) (UKZN)
  • MBA (UKZN)
  • PhD (Higher Education) (UKZN) – graduating in September 2019.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Research Interests

  • Auditing Education