Viv Cotton BDO

Viv Cotton

Partner - Audit & Assurance


Viv is an Audit Partner at BDO Manawatu, based in Palmerston North.
Viv was a founding partner at CKS Audit, who built the firm to what it was at 30 June 2024, when they merged with BDO Manawatu. Prior to this, Viv commenced her auditing career at Audit NZ. Viv is widely connected to the community and CA firms with over 35 years of audit experience.


  • Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia + NZ)
  • Qualified Auditor
  • Approved Auditor OAG – 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • NZICA Certificate of Public Practice – 2002 NZICA Chartered Accountant – 1990 
  • CAANZ Chartered Accountant Fellow – 2016
  • CAANZ Registered Mentor


  • Bachelor of Business Studies Majoring in Accountancy (Massey University)

Community Involvement

  • Executive Member - Piping and Dancing Association of NZ