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The full conference booklet will be available after the summer.

FAR Conference 2022: Inside out and outside in

If you are not able to join us on site in the Netherlands, please follow this link for the livestream:

Monday livestream

Tuesday livestream

We are very happy to announce the 2022 FAR conference: Inside out and outside in. This year’s conference seeks to understand auditing in the context of the internal organization of the audit firm. To that effect we want to discuss internal and external factors that affect how audit firms organize their audits. 

During the conference we will discuss research papers of acclaimed researchers and insights of the best practitioners on how policy choices and exogenous developments affect the work of the auditors, the audit teams and audit quality. These choices include, for instance, the influence individual auditors have in their teams and the extent to which internal choices affect the success of audit firms in attracting and retaining talent. In addition, the conference will address how external factors like societal expectations affect the organization of the audit.

Please see below the (preliminary) program.

Day 1 - Monday 20 June 2022     Inside out and Outside in

12:30 – 13:30     Registration and lunch
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)

13:30 - 13:40     Welcome and opening speech – Henriette Prast, Chair of the FAR Board

13:40 – 14:00     Plenary 1 – Foundation for Auditing Research: past and future
Olof Bik (also conference chairperson), Managing Director of FAR

14:00 - 14:20     Plenary 2 – Keynote speaker - The AFM examinination into fraud
Hanzo van Beusekom, board member of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

14:20 – 14:30     Q&A Audience

14:30 – 15:00     Afternoon tea break
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)

15:00 – 15:30     Plenary 3 – How is auditor commercialism related to audit quality and efficiency? 
Marleen Willekens, KU Leuven, Belgium

15:30 – 15:40     Discussant Fabian Klar, BDO
15:40 – 15:50     Q&A Audience    

15:50 – 16:20     Plenary 4 – What makes audit partners and their engagement teams successful?
Jere Francis & Lena Pieper, Maastricht University

16:20 – 16:30     Discussant Marnix Pouw, Deloitte
16:30 – 16:40     Q&A Audience

16:40 – 17:10     Break and snack
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)

17:10 – 17:50     Busy Season Talks – On making sure audits deliver on expectations
Busy Season Talks hosts: Wendy Groot and Hakan Koçak, Academic input by Therese Grohnert (Maastricht University) and Mark Peecher (Gies College of Business) and Practitioner input by Auke de Bos (EY the Netherlands)

17:50 – 18:10     Plenary 5 – Bankruptcy and auditor's reporting in the Netherlands
Tjibbe Bosman, Program Manager FAR and PhD student University of Amsterdam

18:10 – 18:20     Discussant Marnix Kalkman, Mazars
18:20 – 18:30     Q&A Audience

18:30 – 21:00     Dinner and evening drinks
Plesman Building


Day 2 - Tuesday 21 June 2022

08:15 – 08:45     Registration
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)  

08:45 - 08:55     Welcome and opening day 2 – Olof Bik - conference chairperson

08:55 – 09:15     Plenary 6 – Keynote speaker - Regulation and audit firms
Yasmine Chahed, Visiting Research Fellow, Alliance Manchester Business School

09:15 – 09:30     Q&A Audience

09:30 – 10:15     Panel discussion – The organization of the audit: external expectations
Panel members are: Martijn Bos (Policy advisor reporting and audit at Eumedion), Chris Fonteijn (Quarter Master future accountancy sector / Kwartiermaker toekomst accountancysector), Edo Kienhuis (Board member IAASB), Agnes Koops (Chair Assurance Board PwC the Netherlands) and Marlies de Vries (Quarter Master future accountancy sector / Kwartiermaker toekomst accountancysector). Moderator - Jan Bouwens. 

10:15 – 10:45     Morning coffee break
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)

10:45 – 11:15     Plenary 7 – Culture controls in audit firms
Jasmijn Bol, Tulane University, USA

11:15 – 11:25     Discussant, Robin Beijen, BakerTilly
11:25 – 11:35     Q&A Audience

11:35 – 12:05     Plenary 8 – The loss of talent - a threat for audit quality?
Frank Moers, Maastricht University

12:05 – 12:15     Discussant Kay van den Elzen, KPMG
12:15 – 12:25     Q&A Audience

12:30 – 13:00     Closing reflections

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Central Hall in the Main Building (Albert Heijn/De Rooij)

Throughout the conference there will be ample opportunity to share and discuss research opportunities and projects for the research agenda of FAR. The conference is open to everyone, free of charge and will be provided in English.

Conference venue Nyenrode Business Universiteit Straatweg 25 3621 BG Breukelen, the Netherlands www.nyenrode.nl

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. Please note that parking on campus is unreserved and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

By clicking on the button below you can register for this event. Closing date is Sunday 12 June 2022  at 23:00 CET.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Breukelen on 20 and 21 June 2022!

Click here to register

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FAR Conference 2022: Inside out and outside in
  • Date:
    20 & 21 June 2022
  • Time:
    12:30 - 14:00
  • Location:
    De Rooij zaal 102/103
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    Straatweg 25
    3621 BG Breukelen, The Netherlands

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