On 9 December 2019, the FAR will organize a masterclass about Going Concern Opinions (GCOs). This masterclass will be presented by Professors Marshall Geiger (University of Richmond), Anna Gold (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Philip Wallage (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam). They recently co-authored a FAR literature review about GCOs.

In this masterclass, the most important findings of this extensive literature review will be presented with a focus on relevant issues for practitioners. Next, in break-out sessions, participants will discuss their experiences and the practical implications of the research findings, as well as practical issues that future research should address. Topics that will be discussed include the interaction between audit teams and the firms’ GCO panel, the effectiveness of predictive models, and whether GCOs can be seen as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Finally, the discussions will be summarized and shared in a plenary session. 

Who should attend?
Due to the great importance of GCO’s for financial statement users, this master class is relevant for auditors of large and small firms and of all job levels.

Register today
Please note that registration is required to participate. Registration closes on 5 december 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 - Going Concern Opinions (GCOs) in Theory & Practice
  • Date:
    9 December 2019
  • Time:
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Location:
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    Het Koetshuis – Oude Eetzaal
    Straatweg 25
    3621 BG Breukelen, The Netherlands
  • The Masterclass starts at 14:00 (no entry after 14.00) and will end with closing drinks at 17:00.

    You are welcome to join us for a pre-masterclass coffee/tea and a snack from 13.30.

  • Register here

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Speakers

About the speakers

Prof. Marshall Geiger PhD

Prof. Marshall Geiger PhD

CSX Chair in Management and Accounting Professor of Accounting University of Richmond

Prof. dr. Anna Gold

Prof. dr. Anna Gold

Anna Gold obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2004, worked as an assistant professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University for six years and is currently professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she teaches Auditing at the BSc and MSc level, as well as PhD courses in Auditing and Experimental Methods. Anna’s research interests are in the judgment and decision-making area, primarily applied to the field of Auditing. Her research has focused on the impact of regulatory changes, on judgments and decisions of auditors and financial statement users. Her recent work focuses on how auditors and audit firms handle errors and whether varying the error management climate affects auditors’ error reporting willingness and audit firm learning. Anna’s work and her publications have appeared in a number of prestigious journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Journal of Auditing.

Prof. dr. Philip Wallage

Prof. dr. Philip Wallage

Professor of Auditing at VU University Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam