Prof. van Wyk was born in Bloemfontein (South Africa) in 1956. He matriculated in 1974 and after national service he obtained a BCom degree in 1978. He became a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1982 after he served his trainee period at KPMG. He was promoted to Audit Manager and in 1984 left for the University of the Free State as a Senior Lecturer. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and to Professor and Head of the Centre for Accounting in 1992. He obtained a PhD in Public Sector Management in 2003 and is currently the Programme Director for Accounting Education at the University of the Free State.
He is currently lecturing on Advanced Financial Accounting to aspirant Chartered Accountants at postgraduate level. He is also involved in the MBA and MDP programmes of the Business School of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. In addition, he presents update courses on a yearly basis to practising accountants countrywide.
He is very involved in the affairs of the accounting profession. He is currently serving as a Board member of the Free State Society of Chartered Accountants and was President of the Society in 1994 and 2009. He is a member of the Academic Review Committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He also served on the Board and Exco of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants for several years.
He is a past President of the SA Accounting Association and the Vice President of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research. He is also extensively involved in the community. He is an Officer in his Church, served on the Management Body of Grey College and is the acting Chairperson of the Finance and Commercial Committee of Cricket South Africa.
|Event||Start Date||CPD Hours||Status|
|Accounting for Common Tax Transactions||11 April 2016||4||
|IFRS for SMEs Update||19 July 2016||4||
|IFRS for SMEs Update 2018||16 April 2018||4||