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Newsletter May/June 2022

8 June 2022

Newsletter May/June 2022

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In this newsletter:

  • International FAR Conference on 20 and 21 June 2022 - registration open until 12 June
  • FARview #21 with Olof Bik on 'Root cause analysis'
  • FAR Brown Bag Seminar on 10 June 2022
  • FAR PhD seminar with Robert Knechel
  • FAR vacancy - Management Assistant
  • Upcoming events – save the dates!

International FAR Conference on 20 and 21 June 2022 - registration open until 12 June

The FAR conference is going live!

After two years of organizing an online conference, this year's FAR conference will be live again on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at our location in Breukelen (Nyenrode).

We have put together an interesting and varied program!

There will be academic presentations, where a young professional will act as discussant.

On both days there will also be a keynote speaker. On Monday this will be Hanzo van Beusekom of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and on Tuesday we welcome Yasmine Chahed of Alliance Manchester Business School.

In addition, on Monday we have found BusySeasonTalks willing to host a live session with two academics (Therese Grohnert and Mark Peecher) and a practitioner, Auke de Bos (EY).
On Tuesday, there will be a panel discussion featuring Agnes Koops (PwC), Chris Fonteijn and Marlies de Vries (Quartermasters for the Future of Accountancy), Edo Kienhuis (IAASB board member) and Martijn Bos (Eumedion), led by Jan Bouwens.

By using the buttons below you can find the full program on our website or go directly to the registration form.

In case you cannot be there physically, the conference will also be available via Live stream. You will be able to watch and listen, but not ask questions. On the morning of Monday 20 June, we will share the link with you via the FAR website and LinkedIn. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We hope to welcome you in Breukelen on Monday 20 June and/or Tuesday 21 June!

Program International FAR Conference

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FARview #21 with Olof Bik on 'Root cause analysis'

In this FARview podcast, Olof Bik (Professor of Behavioral Auditing at Nyenrode Business University) discusses the topic of root cause analysis, a hot topic in auditing for the past 10 years. Among other things, he discusses the practice note he wrote on root cause analysis (Ten considerations for conducting Root Cause Analysis in auditing).

The basis for the practice note (and for a report on root cause analysis by the NBA Public Interest Steering Committee) was laid in a so-called FAR Joint Working Group, in which ten accounting firms shared their knowledge on root cause analysis in a 'safe haven'.

Bik discusses the origin and usefulness of root cause analysis for the accountancy practice, supplemented with many practical examples.

FARview #21 (in Dutch)

Practice note

Report on root cause analysis (in Dutch)

FAR Brown Bag Seminar 10 June 2022

On Friday, 10 June 2022, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., FAR will organize another Brown Bag seminar for Young Academics and Young profs. This time Christian Friedrich (Technische Universität Darmstadt) will present a paper about 'Audit Firm Technology and Financial Statement Audits'. The presentation will be followed by a discussion by Ulrike Thuerheimer (UvA, University of Amsterdam). Afterwards the participants can ask questions.

Are you part of the target group and would you like to participate? Please send an email to

FAR PhD Seminar with Robert Knechel

On Friday, May 20, FAR hosted a research PhD seminar with Robert Knechel, Willem Buijink, Olof Bik, Jonas Vandennieuwenhuysen, Christian Peters, Tjibbe Bosman, Xiaoxing Li, James Zhang, Cara Zhang, Paul Masereel and Viola Darmawan. It was an inspiring morning, which started with a key note / Q&A session by Robert Knechel, followed by interesting presentations and discussions by four PhD students, mostly on research design, theory, operationalizations.

Many thanks to all participants for this great morning!

FAR Vacancy - Management Assistant

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? We currently have an open vacancy at FAR for a Management Assistant to support the (daily) board, so if you ever wondered what it would be like to work with both academics and practitioners? Then don't hesitate to have a look at the vacancy and get in touch with us!

The work is comprehensive and has a diverse character. This means that we expect the candidate to be able to play a major role in website management, communication and multimedia, in addition to more traditional secretarial tasks such as agenda management, customer relations management and general office management. In addition, co-organizing events, research and educational meetings is also part of the broad range of tasks.

The full job description can be viewed via the button below.

Vacancy Management Assistant (in Dutch)

Upcoming events – save the dates!

International FAR Conference

We would like to let you know that the program for our International FAR Conference on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, 2022 has been announced and the event is open for registration.
You can read more about it in this newsletter.

FAR Young Auditing Academic Brown Bag Seminars
On Friday, June 10, 2022, FAR will host its next online Brown Bag Seminar for Young Academics and Young Profs, again from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
See the earlier post about it in this newsletter.

Are you part of the target group and would also like to participate? Then send an email to

FAR mini-conference September 2022
On Thursday, September 15, FAR will organize a mini-conference around the inaugural speech of Jere Francis. It will take place in Maastricht. More information to follow soon.

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