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On Friday 3 December from 15.30 - 16.30 hrs, FAR will organize a FAR Young Auditing Academic Brown Bag Seminar by Lena Pieper (Maastricht University).

She will present her single-author paper titled “What is it about auditors that matters? An exploration of auditors’ personality, skills, and performance” (15-20 minutes). This research paper will then be discussed (10 minutes) by Linde Kerckhofs (VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The session will end with an extensive Q&A part (35 minutes). 

Working with proprietary data comes with its own challenges and junior researchers can learn from each other in dealing with these.

The seminar is by invitation only, junior faculty and young academics can reach out to FAR to apply for an invitation (

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FAR Young Academic Brown Bag Seminar
  • Date:
    3 December 2021
  • Location:
    Online - invitation only

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About the speakers

Lena Pieper PhD student

Lena Pieper PhD student

Lena Pieper is a PhD candidate at the Accounting and Information Management Department of Maastricht University, supervised by Prof. Ann Vanstraelen and Prof. Jere Francis. She obtained her MSc in International Business, specializing in Accounting, from Maastricht University (cum laude). Her broad research interests lie in the area of Audit research. She is interested in drivers of audit quality, specifically in understanding how different audit teams and their leaders function and how that impacts audit outcomes. 

She is also a member of the multidiscipliniary research theme Culture, Ethics and Leadership and serves as the PhD Representative in the GSBE board.

Together with Prof. Ann Vanstraelen, she co-coordinates and teaches an undergraduate Auditing course.