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AUASB presents at 2019 AFAANZ conference

AUASB Chair, Member and staff attended the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)  conference in Brisbane between 6-9 July 2019.  

The AUASB Chair, Scientia Professor Roger Simnett AO, was a keynote speaker and presented Rebuilding trust in a profession under pressure: The role of accounting and assurance research”. Roger emphasised how academic research can support evidence-informed standard-setting and policy making in the public interest. Roger’s presentation was very well received.   

AUASB member Associate Professor Noel Harding and Senior Project Manager Anne Waters also presented at the AFAANZ Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group. Noel discussed opportunities for academics to contribute to standard-setting deliberations of the AUASB, and Anne participated in a panel on Audit Quality in Australia: perspectives of a regulator, standard-setter, and an audit practitioner. AUASB representatives also attended sessions where academic papers relevant to audit and assurance were presented and contributed to discussions, providing valuable interaction with the academic community.