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Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group (SIG1)

Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group (SIG1)

OBJECTIVES


The Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group (AASIG) aims to develop a supportive environment for accounting academics in Australia and New Zealand who are engaged in, or wish to engage in auditing and assurance research and/or teaching. The AASIG aims to support research, education and foster relationships with practice in order to improve the contribution of academics to the auditing and assurance areas.

Members may include those with interests in all aspects of auditing, assurance including issues related to ethics, risk management and governance, whether in private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

The SIG comprises experienced and well-published academics, early and mid-career academics and PhD students. The main activities of the SIG include::

  • providing a forum for continuing education in relation to the teaching of audit, assurance, ethics, risk management and governance issues
  • providing a forum for continuing education with regard to current professional issues in relation to auditing and assurance
  • disseminating information and communicating members’ research interests and emerging issues in research
  • providing opportunities to present new research ideas and work-in-progress in supportive workshops with more time than is usually available at a conference
  • providing opportunities to present emerging issues in research methodologies
  • initiating, encouraging and facilitating collaborative research
  • encouraging both new and established researchers in auditing and assurance research using a variety of methods

The Auditing and Assurance SIG meets on an annual basis immediately prior to the AFAANZ Annual Meeting to undertake the above activities.

 

MEMBERSHIP

To become a member of the Auditing and Assurance SIG you will first need to become a member of AFAANZ. The fee for AFAANZ membership is AU$132 including GST for applicants residing in Australia and AU$120 for applicants residing outside Australia. More information and online membership is available at http://www.afaanz.org/afaanz-membership

Note that membership is based on a calendar year. Refer below for the fee for the Auditing and Assurance SIG.

If you are already a member of AFAANZ and would like to join the Auditing and Assurance SIG, then please email Elizabeth Carson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Registration Fees:

AU$22 Australian members, AU$20 non-Australian members

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chair:        Elizabeth Carson (UNSW Sydney) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary: Robyn Moroney (Monash) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Treasurer: Peter Carey (Deakin) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General:    Nives Botica-Redmayne (Massey) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                  Christine Contessotto (Deakin) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

OUR NEXT MEETING

Date: Sunday July 2, 2017

Venue:TBA (Adelaide)

  

RESEARCH SYNTHESES

With support from CPA Australia, members of the Auditing and Assurance SIG have published the following research syntheses in the Australian Accounting Review:

  1. Auditor Professional Scepticism: Impact of Trust and Distrust. Authors: Noel Harding, Mohammad I. Azim and Janine P. Muir
  2. Audit Market Structure and Competition in Australia. Authors: Elizabeth Carson, Nives Botica-Redmayne and Lin Lia
  3. Review of Post-CLERP Australain Auditor Independence. Authors: Peter J. Carey, Gary S. Munroe and Greg Shailer
  4. Trends in Auditor Reporting in Australia: A Synthesis and Opportunities for Research? Authors: Elizabeth Carson, Neil Fargher and Yuyu Zhang

 

AUDIT QUALITY RESEARCH COLLABORATION (AQRC) PANEL

 AQRC Panel is an exciting initiative for audit researchers to access research participants. Please cleik on the following link to read more about the panel.

 AQRC Panel Charter

 

MEETING UPDATES

SIXTH MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2016_GOLD COAST

  1. Minutes AGM July 2016
  2. PPT Audit analytics

  3. SIG Presentation 2016

 

 FIFTH MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2015_HOBART

  1.  Minutes AGM July 2015
  2. SIG Presentation 2015

 

FOURTH MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2014_AUCKLAND

 

 

THIRD MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2013_PERTH

  1. 2013 Meeting Minutes

  2. SIG Presentation 2013

  

SECOND MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2012_MELBOURNE

The second meeting of the SIG was yet again another success with 37 members participating.  Attached below are four files that relate to keynote speakers' presentations and minutes of the meeting

  1. Minutes of the 2012 Meeting

  2. Speaker 1 - D.Scrammell Presentation

  3. Speaker 2 - A Stringer Presentation

  4. Speaker 3 - R.Simnett Presentation

INAUGURAL MEETING _ AFAANZ Conference 2011_DARWIN