Daniel "Buks"


Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting

  • MST, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • MBA, Honors thesis “Computer Auditing of SAP: General and Application Controls” Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • MS, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • BS, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa
Areas of Expertise
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Managerial Accounting
Honors and Awards
  • NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) – award, director certification (DC) in 2022. (NACD.DC)
  • Student teaching recognition / award in Fall 2022
  • 40 under 40 “MA CPA Technology Advisors ” Award in 2008
  • Girard School of Business Outstanding Service Award 2023

More than 10 years of teaching experience as an adjunct or part-time lecturer and past two years as an Assistant Professor of Practice of Accounting, teaching courses in Auditing, Accounting, Ethics, Business Law, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and Managerial Accounting, in various capacities, including Course Director. COOP program faculty coordinator and Co- Faculty representative for the Accouting Club.

Professional Experience

CPA with more that 25 years of practice experience, his first 10 years at a Big 4, in South Africa and the USA and the last 15 years at regional and large accounting firms in Boston, as a former audit partner, consultant / quality control director. Also worked as Board Director/ Audit committee chair and other positions on various board for more than 15 years.

Licenses and Certifications
  • CPA, Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • CGMA, Member, American Insitute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • CPA, Member, Massachusetts Society of CPA’s
  • CA (SA), Member, South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • ACA (CA), Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW)