The eight largest audit firms in the Netherlands took the initiative to provide financial support to the foundation and to make data available for research over an initial period of five years (with an interim evaluation being held after a two-year period). Flynth joined FAR as per 1 January 2018. This again underlines that FAR is focused on profession-wide research questions, including those in small and medium sized organizations and owner managed businesses.
Current affiliated firms and sponsors:
- Baker Tilly
- Grant Thornton
- Accon AVM joined FAR as per 1 January 2017 - their affiliation ended per 31-12-2020
- Stichting Accountantsfonds was a valued FAR sponsor from 2016 until 31-12-2020, with an annual contribution of € 100,000 for a period of five years. The primary objective of this foundation was to subsidize the development of research and education programs.