Karen completed her B.Com (Accounting), B.Com Accounting (Honours) and M. Com Accounting degrees cum laude. She graduated top of her class in undergraduate and post graduate studies. Karen completed both the SAICA Chartered Accountancy qualifying examinations in the top 10 of the country. She has several years of valuable experience in technical accounting matters.
Currently Karen Odendaal is a Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting and the Head of School: Finance and Accounting at IIE MSA where she focuses on accounting teaching and research. She has over 9 years’ experience at IIE MSA and she holds numerous awards and commendations for outstanding teaching.