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The Future of Assurance in Capital Markets (Forthcoming in Accounting Horizons) Prof. Robert Knechel PhD Details
 

Efficient capital markets rely on a continuous supply of reliable and timely information and auditors are critical to this process. The economic value of an audit derives from making information more reliable to users (i.e., to reduce the risk of erroneous or manipulated information influencing the judgments of market participants). Traditionally, the focus of auditing has been on annual financial reports; however, given the speed of information creation and dissemination, the role of auditors may need to adapt or expand in the future. There are three areas where auditors might help improve information quality: (1) non-GAAP earnings, (2) ESG reporting, and (3) cybersecurity risks disclosures. To provide assurance over these types of information, audit firms need to identify the appropriate subject matter for assurance, obtain the expertise to provide assurance, develop a verification process for providing assurance, and commit to a system of organizational support for the assurance process. Multidisciplinary practices have the potential to provide expanded assurance over more information, as well as assurance related to the processes that generate the information. However, success is not inevitable, and market, social, and regulatory forces will have much to say about the emergence of new assurance initiatives.

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Prof. Robert Knechel PhD

Knechel is a professor at the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting since 1981. He is also a Visiting Research Professor of Auditing at the University of Auckland Business School, Research Professor in Auditing at KU Leuven and Visiting Professor Accounting & Information Management at the University of Maastricht. Knechel is a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and a board member of The Foundation for Auditing Research. Knechel received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In june 2018, Knechel received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business. 

ESB: Accountants doorgelicht Details
 

ESB 4787S: Accountants doorgelicht


Dit ESB-dossier heeft tot doel bij te dragen aan de kennisdeling op het gebied van accountancyonderzoek. Er is veel onderzoek gedaan naar de kwaliteit van accountantscontroles en de veranderende rol van de accountant als gevolg van technologische ontwikkelingen en een sterkere focus op duurzaamheid in het bedrijfsleven. Toch is deze wetenschappelijke kennis tamelijk onbekend in het maatschappelijke debat.

Met bijdragen van o.a. Arnoud Boot, Bart Stellinga, Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers, Robin Litjens en Leo van der Tas, Barbara Baarsma, Willem Buijink en Sanne Janssen wordt een verdere nadruk gelegd op het belang van de accountant en de rol in het bedrijfsleven.

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Crossing the Divide - Behavioral Research in Auditing Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Details
 

Inaugural address of prof. dr. Olof Bik RA
Abridged version given in acceptance of the Professorship of Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business Universiteit on Tuesday September 17th, 2019.  

 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

The Salterio Papers – Hoe de wetenschap de beroepsontwikkeling van accountants effectief kan informeren Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens Details
 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens

Academic board member and managing director FAR

FAR’s response to the Green Paper Structure Models (9 April 2018) Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens Details
 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens

Academic board member and managing director FAR

We moeten retoriek bestrijden! Prof. dr. Willem Buijink Details
 

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Prof. dr. Willem Buijink

Academic board member for FAR, Willem Buijink, emeritus, taught financial and management accounting and conducts research in financial accounting, tax accounting and auditing. He was Vice Dean Education of TiSEM until the end of 2009. Prior to that he was Vice Dean Research of TiSEM. He chaired the TiSEM Department of Accountancy from 2001 to 2005. Prior to coming to Tilburg, in 2001, Professor Buijink was Professor of Accounting at Maastricht University where he chaired the Department of Accounting and Finance. He is co-founder of the MARC. Professor Buijink started his academic career at the University of Antwerp. His current research interests include the economics of financial accounting, financial accounting regulation and the historical development of financial accounting. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Dutch language business economics academic journal MAB. He chaired the first Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association from 2005 to 2007. From October 1, 2013, he was for a year the EIASM Academic Director, in Brussels. Since April 2015 he is Professor of Accounting (part-time) at the Dutch Open University in Heerlen.


FAR’s response to the Green Paper (29 September 2017) Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens Details
 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens

Academic board member and managing director FAR

Zwijgen is zilver, spreken is goud? De invloed van leiderschap op audit kwaliteit Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens Details
 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens

Academic board member and managing director FAR

Auditors: their mindset and their decisions Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens Details
 

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Prof. dr. Jan Bouwens

Academic board member and managing director FAR

The governance of a quality oriented culture – In search of congruence Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA Details
 

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Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

Olof Bik is professor Behavioral Research in Auditing at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a member of the daily board of the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). Bik worked in accounting practice for 18 years, since 2002 always in combination with a university appointment. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen with a dissertation on the effects of culture on accountant behavior.

Accountant Article Jere Francis Prof. Jere R. Francis PhD Details
 

As a knowledgeable non-European, the American professor Jere Francis can provide a relatively objective view on the current developments in the field of auditing in The Netherlands: ‘I think, that if there is a structural deficit, it is not in the organizational aspect of the audit firms, rather than in the limits of the investigative tools of the auditors’.

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Prof. Jere R. Francis PhD

Professor Jere Francis is ranked among the top ten academics to publish in leading scientific journals in the field of accountancy research. He won two awards from the American Accounting Association (AAA) for his substantial contribution to auditing research. He was also named Outstanding Audit Educator in 2013 by the AAA. Professor Francis served on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals, including Abacus, Accounting Organizations & Society, Accounting & Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review. In addition to being of scientific import, his research has been of practical significance to accountants and regulatory authorities and he has presented his research to leading international accountancy firms, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the World Bank and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States. As FAR Research Chair, Professor Francis conducts scientific research on the quality of audits. He will also boost auditing education in the Netherlands with the help of several PhD students as part of this chair position.

FD: Toezichthouder die altijd slaat kweekt bange accountants - Robert Knechel Prof. Robert Knechel PhD Details
 

Het was even wennen voor de accountantsgemeenschap. Na honderd jaar zelfregulering leidde een aantal boekhoudaffaires aan het begin van deze eeuw (o.a . Enron en Ahold) tot de instelling van een Amerikaanse toezichthouder op accountants. In de jaren daarna gevolgd door vergelijkbare toezichthouders in Europa en elders in de wereld. Was de relatie in de beginjaren soms stormachtig met scherpe kritiek over en weer, de afgelopen jaren lijken de verhoudingen tot rust gekomen. De vaak stevige kritiek van de toezichthouder op het werk van de accountants wordt meestal zonder protest aanvaard.

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Prof. Robert Knechel PhD

Knechel is a professor at the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting since 1981. He is also a Visiting Research Professor of Auditing at the University of Auckland Business School, Research Professor in Auditing at KU Leuven and Visiting Professor Accounting & Information Management at the University of Maastricht. Knechel is a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and a board member of The Foundation for Auditing Research. Knechel received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In june 2018, Knechel received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business.