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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. The theme of this year’s conference is “Moving the Audit Profession Forward – New Research and Best Practices”.

The Foundation FAR offers the unique opportunity to bring about cooperation between researchers and audit firms for exchange in the search for the drivers of audit quality and the root causes of audit quality failures. The conference is focused on sharing findings from FAR Research Projects as well as introducing new projects, disseminating existing knowledge on relevant questions from auditing practice, and discussing views from practice, standard setters and regulators.

Speakers We are glad to 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 also happy to confirm Steve Salterio’s (Queen’s University) discussion and Q&A on “Moving Beyond the Lab – Bridging the Gap between Academics and Practice”. Anneke van Zanen (Chair of the Board of Baker Tilly Berk NL), Marco van der Vegte (Dutch Professional Body of Accountants, Partner Deloitte), Monique van Dijken-Eeuwijk (NautaDutilh), and Marleen Willekens (KU Leuven) will participate in a panel discussion. This year’s conference will be chaired by Willem Buijink, professor of accounting (Open Universiteit and Universiteit Tilburg (emeritus)) 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);
  • 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 College);
  • Does the “Owner Managed Business” audit market serve a different purpose? by Jeroen Suijs (Erasmus University), and
  • Audit partner performance and incentives systems in relation to audit quality by Jan Bouwens (University of Cambridge) and Olof Bik (Nyenrode Business Universiteit).

The conference is particularly of interest to audit researchers, audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standards setters, audit supervisors and auditing teachers. Download here the full program for this event.

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.

Conference venue Nyenrode Business Universiteit Straatweg 25 3621 BG Breukelen, the Netherlands

For the directions to and a campus map of the Nyenrode Business Universiteit, please download here the English or Dutch version. If you come by car, there are more than 1,000 free parking spaces on the Nyenrode estate. In parking area C, you will also find charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid cars and for electric bicycles and scooters. The charging point for electric cars can be activated using a card that is available at the reception in the De Rooij building and the Dr. Albert Heijn building (numbers 20 and 21 on the campus map). Please note that parking on campus is unreserved and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

By clicking on the button to your right you can register for this event. Closing date is Tuesday 29 May at 23:59. Registration on-site is possible on Tuesday from 12.00 to 13.00, and on Wednesday morning from 8.00 to 8.30.

Other conferences
We would like to point out that the International FAR Conference is conveniently scheduled in between three other interesting conferences close by:

We are looking forward to welcoming you on 5 and 6 June in Breukelen!

Olof Bik and Jan Bouwens Managing Directors Foundation for Auditing Research

FAR Conference 2018 Announcement:

An impression of last year's conference:

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To read the Special FAR International Conference issue of MAB, click here.

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3rd International FAR Conference
  • Date:
    5 & 6 June 2018
  • Location:
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    Straatweg 25
    3621 BG Breukelen, The Netherlands

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