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FERF Podcast with FAR Academic Board Member Robert Knechel

FERF Podcast with FAR Academic Board Member Robert Knechel

01 Oct, 2019

​The Financial Executives Research Foundation​ (FERF)​ recently spoke with FAR Academic Board Member ​Robert Knechel about 'what financial executives should consider when preparing for an audit, the main drivers in audit fee increases, and the impact of emerging technologies on audits.'

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“Auditors should stand their ground in public debate.”

“Auditors should stand their ground in public debate.”

18 Sep, 2019

Prof. dr. Olof Bik delivered his inaugural speech titled: ‘Crossing the divide: behavioral research in auditing’. With this speech Bik marks his acceptance of the chair in Behavioral research in auditing at Nyenrode Business University.

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FAR Newsletter: Upcoming masterclass, data gathering efforts, the latest news about FAR research & publications

FAR Newsletter: Upcoming masterclass, data gathering efforts, the latest news about FAR research & publications

11 Sep, 2019

In this newsletter: FAR Masterclass by Kris Hardies about "Professional Skepticism", Financial Statement Data Gathering Efforts, Interview with new FAR researcher Christian Peters & the latest FAR practice notes and literature reviews.

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Christian Peters starts PhD Research

Christian Peters starts PhD Research

11 Sep, 2019

An important goal of FAR is to stimulate and (co)facilitate PhD-research. Therefore, we announce with great pleasure that Christian Peters started as a PhD-researcher at Tilburg University on September 1, with a (co)funding from FAR.

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Financial Statement Data Gathering Efforts

Financial Statement Data Gathering Efforts

11 Sep, 2019

FAR supports the audit firms as part of its data collection efforts with the collection of the financial statement data from sources such as the Dutch trade register, investor relations websites of listed companies, and AFM filings. Until the spring of 2019 most audit firms collected these data themselves. Some firms concluded that almost 70% of their data gathering efforts was invested in hand-collection of information from public data sources.

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New FAR Practice note: How is auditor commercialism related to audit quality?

New FAR Practice note: How is auditor commercialism related to audit quality?

29 Jul, 2019

By William Ciconte (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Justin Leiby (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Marleen Willekens (KU – Leuven).

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