21st Audit & Assurance Conference, Edinburgh, May 12 – 13

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
May 02, 2011 /

The 21st Audit & Assurance Conference will be held in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) CA House in Edinburgh, Scotland on Thursday May 12, 2011 and Friday, May 13, 2011.

The conference will address critical auditing issues that arose from the recent financial crisis. It will provide delegates the opportunity to discuss the findings of the latest researches about topics like the role of the audit committee in financial reporting, auditor tenure, non audit fees and auditor independence, auditor skepticism, the impact of international standards on the accounting profession and audit materiality of leading academics from the United Kingdom and other countries like Robert Knechel, Gopal Krishnan, Vivien Beattie, Stella Fearnley and Marleen Willekens.

Distinguished and influential speakers such as EU Commission Audit Policy Unit Nathalie de Basaldua,  International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Chairman Arnold Schilder, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) Chair Steve Majoor, ICAS Past President and E&Y Partner Douglas Nisbet, UK Audit Inspection Unit (AIU) Director Andrew Jones, IAASB Technical Director James Gunn, FSA Norway Accounting and Auditing Supervision Brynjar Gilberg and ICAS Audit Monitoring Joanne Jamieson will also be present in the event.

The 21st Audit & Assurance Conference is formerly known as the National Auditing Conference. It is organised by the Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and will be sponsored by the ICAEW and ICAS organisations.
ASIG is a group of people who are interested in the practice, scholarship, teaching and research of auditing.


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