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FAR's International Conference is going online again, registration is now open!

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On Monday 21 June 2021 from 12.30 till 5.30 pm CET, we will be hosting another interesting online version of our International Conference entitled "Auditing - the Human Factor". 

This is what the program will look like:

12.30 - 12.40  Welcome and opening speech - Jan Bouwens, FAR Managing Director

12.40 - 13.10  Plenary 1 – The auditor’s evaluation of misstatements – Exploration, drivers, and consequences
Ann Vanstraelen, Maastricht University & Ulrike Thürheimer, UNSW Sidney

13:10 – 13:20  Discussant
13:20 – 13:40  Q&A Online Audience

13:50 – 14:20  Plenary 2 – Why some auditors thrive while others struggle – The effects of multiple team membership on audit quality
Reggy Hooghiemstra, University of Groningen

14:20 – 14:30  Discussant
14:30 – 14:50  Q&A Online Audience

14:50 – 15:10  Break – Listen to a podcast with Tjibbe Bosman on “Robotic Process Automation for the Extraction of Audit Information”

15:10 – 15:40  Plenary 3 – Imitation behavior of junior auditors: Does it enhance or hamper audit quality?
Eddy Cardinaels, KU Leuven & Evelien Reusen, Erasmus University Rotterdam

15:40 – 15:50  Discussant
15:50 – 16:10  Q&A Online Audience

16:20 – 16:50  Plenary 4 – CEO behavioral integrity, auditor responses, and firm outcomes 
Shane Dikolli, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

16:50 – 17:00  Discussant
17:00 – 17:20  Q&A Online Audience

17.20 – 17.30  Closing reflections – Jan Bouwens, FAR Managing Director

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Speakers

About the speakers

Prof.  dr. Ann Vanstraelen

Prof. dr. Ann Vanstraelen

Ann Vanstraelen is Full Professor of Accounting and Assurance Services at Maastricht University and serves as Head of the department of Accounting and Information Management. She coordinates the multidisciplinary research theme "Culture, Ethics and Leadership". She earned her PhD at the University of Antwerp. Her research interests relate to the broad field of auditing and assurance services, governance, corporate reporting and disclosure, with a specific focus on the quality of accounting and auditing practices. 

 


Dr. Ulrike Thürheimer

Dr. Ulrike Thürheimer

Ulrike joined the School of Accounting at UNSW Sydney in August 2020. Prior to that, she completed her PhD in Auditing at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Ulrike's research centers around audit quality. She is interested in how inputs to the audit, the audit process and contextual factors affect audit production and audit quality. Specifically, her research investigates the quality of group audits, the effectiveness of public oversight and auditor's incentives from regulation and litigation. 

Prof. dr. Reggy Hooghiemstra

Prof. dr. Reggy Hooghiemstra

Reggy Hooghiemstra is a professor at the University of Groningen. He has published on a wide variety of topics including board processes, corporate governance, the role of culture in auditing and accounting, and impression management. His papers have appeared in both management (e.g., Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics) and accounting journals (e.g., Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, European Accounting Review). 

Prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels

Prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels

Eddy Cardinaels (1975) is full Professor of accounting at Tilburg University and part-time professor at KU Leuven. His work combines new insights from psychology and behavioral economics to study how different information presentation (ABC, BSC, summaries of earnings releases) can affect decision making of managers within companies. Other experimental work focuses on drivers of honest reporting and social motives in inter-firm negotiations. He also conducts archival work on corporate governance examining how social connections between board members affect financial reporting, how companies use their networks to engage in tax avoidance and factors that drive (excess) compensation. 

Prof. dr. Kristof Stouthuysen

Prof. dr. Kristof Stouthuysen

Professor in Accounting and Control at Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven.