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Professional skepticism is high on the agenda of regulators and policy makers. In this masterclass, we will discuss the importance and difficulties of applying professional skepticism during an audit. We will also discuss potential ways to improve professional skepticism.

Who should attend?
The FAR Masterclass is of interest to audit practitioners and firm management, auditing standard setters, audit supervisors, auditing students, auditing teachers and audit scientists. The masterclass is open to everyone working in the field of accountancy, free of charge and will be provided in English. Please feel free to share this invitation among fellow researchers or colleagues.

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Please note that registration is required to participate. Registration closes on 7 October 2019 (11 PM).
Participants of the masterclass can apply for Dutch credits for permanent education (PE hours). Join this interactive session and register by clicking on the button to your right.

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FAR Masterclass by Kris Hardies:
  • Date:
    9 October 2019
  • Location:
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    Ridderzaal (Nyenrode Castle)
    Straatweg 25
    3621 BG Breukelen, The Netherlands
  • Time:
    The Masterclass starts at 14:00 (no entry after 14.00) and will end with closing drinks at 16:00 You are welcome to join us for a pre-masterclass coffee/tea and a snack from 13.30


About the speakers

Prof. dr. Kris Hardies

Prof. dr. Kris Hardies

Kris Hardies obtained his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2011, worked at the University of Florida in 2012 and is currently an associate professor at the Universiteit Antwerpen where he teaches accounting and auditing at the BSc and MSc level. His research interests include professional skepticism, personality and individual differences, capital markets and firm behavior, and gender inequality. His recent research focuses on the effects of personality and individual differences among auditors on audit quality. His work has been published in journals such as Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizon, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Auditing, and Economics Letters.