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Online FAR Conference - 22 June 2020

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FAR offers the unique opportunity to bring researchers and audit firms together for knowledge exchange and collaboration. This online conference is focused on sharing findings from FAR Research Projects, disseminating existing knowledge on relevant questions from auditing practice, and discussing views from practice, standard setters and regulators. The conference is particularly of interest to audit researchers, audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standards setters, audit supervisors and auditing teachers.


The program for the afternoon is as folllows:

13:00 - 13:10 Welcome and opening speech

13:10 - 13:50 Plenary 1 - Moving audit teams forward: designing firm environments for sustainable learning from errors - Research Findings and Practitioner Perspectives (with Practitioner Discussant), Wim Gijselaers, Maastricht

14:00 – 14:40 Plenary 2 – How can audit committee support improve auditor’s applications of professional skepticism? - Anna Gold, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (with Practitioner Discussant)

14:40 – 14:55 Break

14:55 – 15:35 Plenary 3 – Going concern opinions (Key note speaker) Marshall Geiger, University of Richmond (with Practitioner Discussant)

15:45 – 16:25 Plenary 4 – The auditees internal controls and financial reporting quality - Jean Bédard, Laval Canada (with Practitioner Discussant)

16:25 – 16:40 Break

16:40 – 17.20 Plenary 5 - Economic consequences of joint audit - Alain Schatt, University of Lausanne (with Practitioner Discussant)

17.20 – 17.30 Closing reflections


Participants of the conference can apply for Dutch credits for permanent education (PE hours).

Please note that registration is required to participate. Registration closes on the 15th of June 2020, 11:00 pm.

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