Article Accountant: Jere Francis: "Don't just think big!
It has been instilled in many economists to analyze phenomena at a high level and not at an individual level. For a long time, that was also the approach of Prof. dr. Jere Francis, who delivered his inaugural address at Maastricht University on Sept. 15, 2022. But he has since backtracked from that view. Francis is now fully convinced that individual partners and teams in particular within audit firms determine the quality of auditing.
Francis' inauguration was preceded by a FAR symposium themed Audit Culture and Beyond, held at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. Speakers included Lena Pieper (PhD student at Maastricht University), Steven Maijoor (board member of De Nederlandsche Bank) and Eddy Cardinaels (professor of Accounting at Tilburg University and KU Leuven).
For the full article on the inaugural address and the FAR seminar, please see the article in Accountant.nl
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