School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Mr Shagaran Rathnasamy

Lecturer
Telephone: +27 33 260 6309
Email RathnasamyS@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: Commerce Building – 1st Floor

Biography

Third year Accounting Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Pietermaritzburg/Westville at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Some of his former positions include: Lecturer and Module Coordinator of the first year Accounting 101 and 102 modules Pietermaritzburg/Westville (UKZN). Senior Lecturer and Module Coordinator in Accounting at the University of Zululand, former Academic Development Officer at UKZN and an Article Clerk whereby qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA). He holds a Master of Accounting (MACC).

His areas of interest are teaching and learning of accounting including tutoring and student support, Auditing and Managerial Accounting & Finance as well as Financial Planning relating to retirement funding. He has conducted research on Retirement Planning and the role of Financial Planners in his Masters’ studies.

 

Academic Qualifications

  • BCom – Accounting (UKZN)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (UNISA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting (UNISA)
  • Master in Accounting (UKZN)

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa), CA(SA)

Research Interests

  • Financial Planning
  • Emigration Studies
  • Environmental Accounting and Integrated Reporting

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Rathnasamy, S & Deodutt, J. 2020. Exploring Adequate Retirement Funding in South Africa: A KwaZulu-Natal Financial Planner’s View. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Volume 6, Number 2 February 2020. Pages 154 – 157
  • Rathnasamy, S & Deodutt, J. 2020. Do Demographic Subgroups and Education Levels of Financial Planners Create a Difference of Opinion when Developing a Retirement Plan in South Africa? The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Volume 6, Number 2 February 2020. Pages 173 – 176.