In this newsletter:
>     Next FAR Masterclass on the “The Loss of Talent” on 16 May 2018
>     Invitation to FAR International Conference 2018 (5 and 6 June)
>     Reminder FAR Call for Research Proposals 2018 (submit by 16 March 2018)

How do you prevent the loss of young talented auditors? Join the next FAR Masterclass to manage your human capital
We cordially invite you to the FAR Masterclass about “What do we already know about…? The Loss of Talent – a Threat to Audit Quality” on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Breukelen, the Netherlands (welcome at 13:30 and closing drinks at 17:00). In this masterclass one of the FAR Research Teams, Frank Moers and Judith Künneke, will share their scientific insights on the drivers of potential talent loss and its consequences in terms of audit quality. Besides the detrimental effects on audit quality, talent loss is incredibly costly for organizations that rely on knowledge workers. In audit firms, highly trained employees usually leak out after the organization has incurred the major part of the training cost, thereby generating high replacement costs. To counterbalance these consequences, it is important for team leaders, managers, and human resources to understand how to manage and positively influence talent. Based on their insights and interactive (table group) discussions, we aim for a mutually informative exchange between auditing practice and research on this topic.

The FAR Masterclass, chaired by Olof Bik, is of interest to audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standards setters, audit supervisors, auditing students, auditing teachers and audit scientists. The masterclass is open to everyone, free of charge and will be provided in Dutch. Participants of the masterclass can apply for Dutch credits for permanent education (PE hours).

Please note that registration is required to participate. Join this interactive session and register now by clicking on the button below. Closing date is Sunday 13 May 2018 at 23:59.


3rd International FAR Conference: “Moving the Audit Profession Forward – New Research and Best Practices”
We cordially invite you to join us for the 3rd International Conference of the Foundation for Auditing Research on Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 6 June 2018 in Breukelen (the Netherlands). We are glad to already announce Preeti Choudhary (University of Arizona) as keynote speaker on “Auditor-Auditee Interactions and Audit Quality” and Janine van Diggelen (recently resigned IFIAR Chair) sharing her views on “Current Global Trends in Audit Quality, Supervision, and Standards Setting”. We are still working on keynote speeches and panelists from practice, policy makers and regulators. This year’s conference will be chaired by Willem Buijink, full professor of accounting and board member of the FAR.

We are furthermore happy to be able to announce the following presentations by FAR Research Groups on (intermediate) research findings or new research projects (including existing scientific evidence) on the following topics:

  • How to create a learning culture in audit teams by Wim Gijselaers (Maastricht University);
  • Talent management in auditing by Frank Moers (Maastricht University);
  • Managing global group audits by Anna Gold (VU Amsterdam);
  • Auditor’s detection of fraud cues and management deception by Mark Peecher (University of Illinois);
  • Client’s internal controls and audit quality by Joseph Gerakos (Dartmouth University); and
  • Audit partner performance and incentives systems in relation to audit quality.

The full program will be available closer to the event. Please visit this page to stay updated on the latest news.

The conference is particularly of interest to audit researchers, audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standards setters, audit supervisors and auditing teachers. Throughout the conference there will be ample opportunity to share and discuss research opportunities and projects for the research agenda of FAR, including the status of the 2018 call for research proposals. The conference is open to everyone, free of charge and will be provided in English. Dutch credits for permanent education [PE hours] apply.

By clicking on the button below you can register for this event. Closing date is Sunday 27 May at 23:59.

Reminder FAR Call for Research Proposals 2018
We are proud to have issued FAR’s 3rd Call for Research Proposals (2018) last December. We would like to remind interested multidisciplinary research groups in accounting and auditing of the deadline to submit a written proposal to the scientific committee of FAR no later than March 16, 2018. This call includes three topics in the grant program (empirical research projects). FAR supports projects using multiple research approaches and methods. A strong focus of the program is to expand the understanding of the theoretical substance of auditing by making available archival empirical data collected from audit firms, while the participating audit firms have also agreed to cooperate with survey research, interviews, experiments, and case studies. For a full overview of the agenda and the requirements to submit a research proposal, please see the following documents:

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