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74th Annual Research Lecture: Is The Audit Profession Sustainable?

Why, after a decade of regulation aimed at improving audit quality, is it declining?

Triggered by several high-profile corporate collapses in Australia and overseas, we have seen an unprecedented level of regulation and external oversight on auditors. Yet, even in this highly-regulated environment, the Chairman of ASIC recently described the results of inspections of Australian audit firms as showing a decline in audit quality.

At this years University of Melbourne and CPA Australia’s Annual Research Lecture, Professor W. Robert Knechel (above) will discuss sustainability of the audit profession in the face of increasing complexity in the global economy, financial and operating environments and regulatory oversight.

Professor Knechel is the Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Florida, Professor of Accounting at the University of Auckland Business School and Director of the Center for international Research in Accounting and Auditing (ICRAA).

In its 74th year, The University of Melbourne and CPA Australia’s Annual Research Lecture is the longest running lecture series at the University. Endowed by CPA Australia, the lecture series was established for the purpose of promoting and stimulating research and encouraging original contributions to accounting. This complimentary session is being held as part of CPA Congress and is available to all members of the public.

The Annual Research Lecture is presented by The Department of Accounting – University of Melbourne and CPA Australia.

Date
Monday 14 October 2013

Time
5.45 pm: Registration
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Presentation
7.00 pm – 7.30 pm: Networking and refreshments

Venue
The Spot – Basement Lecture Theatre
Faculty of Business & Economics
198 Berkeley Street
The University of Melbourne

Cost
Complimentary – registration is required
Includes beverages and canapés

To register please contact accounting-frontoffice@unimelb.edu.au

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