Carol lectures in Advanced Auditing and Financial Services on the Bachelor of Business. She also supervises students undertaking industry placements for the Industry Based Learning course. Other course she has taught include Accounting Information Systems, Accounting for Business and Introduction to Business and Financial Services.
Carol joined Unitec in January 2003, bringing experience in audit, financial control and consultancy.
She worked in audit with KPMG in Canada, Bahamas, New Zealand and was the training manager for Continental Europe. This was followed by various roles in the New Zealand banking industry. As a business consultant, she was involved with various financial evaluations, start-up biotech and systems implementation projects.
Carol is a Chartered Accountant with NZICA and a member of the Treasury and Financial Markets Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). Most recently, Carol has been a member of the Admissions Appeals Tribunal for NZICA. Previously, she was on the Institute's Admissions Board, the Auckland Branch Committee, the Auckland Brand Education Committee and several Special Interest Groups. Carol has also been a workshop facilitator for the Professional Accounting School.
Carol's interests are in accounting education, banking, customer and channel profitability and information management.
McKnight, C. (2015). Preliminary investigation of big data and implications for accounting curricula. Auckland Regional Accounting Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Oldfield, J., McKnight, C., Stewart, J., Goundar, N., and Slessor, A. (2014). Shades of Grey 2.0: Educational Gaming for Ethics. Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Rainsbury, E., Beechey, J., Conveny, R., Gounder, N., Hart, C., Hopkins, L., Ling, A., McKnight, C., Oldfield, W., and Slessor, A. (2008). Review of the CA and ACA Admissions Policy. New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Beechey, J., Coveney, R., Goundar, N., Hart, C., Holden, M., Ling, A., MacKenzie, L., McKnight, C., Oldfield, W., Rainsbury, E., and Slessor, A. (2007). IASB Exposure draft of a proposed international financial reporting standard for small to medium sized entities (IFRS for SMEs). the Financial Reporting Standards Board.
McKnight, C., Rainsbury, E., Malcolm, P., Bradbury, M., Coveney, R., Goundar, N., Hart, C., Hopkins, L., Harold, L., Holden, M., Ling, A., MacKenzie, L., Oldfield, W., Prangnell, H., and Slessor, A. (2006). Proposed changes to Associated Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation. New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Rainsbury, E., Coveney, R., Goundar, N., Hart, C., Hopkins, L., Harold, L., Ling, A., McKnight, C., Oldfield, W., and Slessor, A. (2006). Admissions policy for the College of Associated Chartered Accountants (ACA). New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
McKnight, C., Bennett, B., Coveny, R., Goundar, N., Hart, C., Harold, L., Holden, M., Luke, B., MacKenzie, L., Oldfield, B., Prangnell, H., Rainsbury, E., & Slessor, A. (2005). Review of the financial reporting act 1993 part II (Report to Ministry of Economic department). Wellington.