Date posted: 27/11/2019 3 min read

Obituary – Sue Malthus FCA “passionate about our profession”

Accounting community mourns the loss of researcher, teacher and former New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Councillor.

In brief

  • Sue Malthus FCA, former New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Councillor passes away
  • “A wonderful colleague, researcher, teacher and fellow Chartered Accountant”
  • She was awarded her Fellowship in 2005

Sue Malthus FCA, principal accounting lecturer at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and former New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Councillor passed away earlier this month.

“Sue was passionate about our profession,” said Dr Nives Botica Redmayne FCA, CA ANZ’s Vice President for New Zealand.

“She was a wonderful colleague, researcher, teacher, fellow Chartered Accountant, wife and a mother. Sue touched so many lives in so many different ways. 

“She will be missed dearly by the academic community and the wider business community that she worked in.”

Sue was elected to the NZICA Council in 1999 and was a Councillor till 2004. She was a member of the NZICA Admissions Board from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2009 to 2010 and was on the Admissions Board Academic Committee from 1999 to 2003, including Chair from 2000 to 2003. Sue was also a member of the NZICA Nelson Marlborough Branch Committee from 2007 – 2010.

She was awarded her Fellowship in 2005.

Sue qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK and worked as an auditor for 10 years with multi-national accounting firms in London, Hong Kong and Christchurch. At the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology she lectured in financial accounting and auditing.

She has held a number of roles at NMIT, including Head of the Business School and Programme Leader for the Bachelor of Commerce. Sue has also spent six months as an accounting lecturer in Canada.

Her Victoria University of Wellington thesis followed the learning journeys of eight accounting graduates aspiring to become CAs in New Zealand, from the beginning of their post-graduation journey, to the end when they become 'competent Chartered Accountants'. 

Sue’s qualifications include a BSc (Hons), from St. Andrews University, Scotland, a PGDipAcc at Massey University and a Master of Management (Accounting) also from Massey University.

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