Cookie preferences
Settings I agree

2016B06 - Coordination and communication challenges in global group audits: evidence from component audit leaders (Prof. dr. Gold)


This study aims to identify barriers and best practices to achieve high audit quality of component audits of global group audits from the component auditor perspective. What is the influence of specific engagement characteristics on the degree of coordination and communication challenges of component auditors? What coordination and communication strategies (are thought to) help to mitigate these challenges?


While the group auditor is ultimately responsible for the whole audit of the consolidated financial statements, irrespective of the extent of use of component auditors throughout the global group audit, the group auditor needs to make sure that the component audits are effective and efficient, despite at the same time having to deal with many coordination and communication challenges – which the group auditor (sub sample included in the study) may be able to overcome based on the recommendation of this study.

Knowledge Dissemination

2017 FAR International Conference Summary - MAB Special Edition

Summary report Masterclass 19 November 2021
Click here for the video summary. 

Back to overview
  • Project Number
  • Research team
    Prof. dr. Anna Gold
    Dr. Andrew Trotman
  • Involved University
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Timeline
    01/2017 - 04/2018