British Accounting Association   Auditing
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Aston Business School :

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Organised by the

The Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG)

of the British Accounting Association (BAA)




Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 April 2010

Conference Programme


DAY 1 - Friday 16 April 2010

10.00                  Registration/coffee

10.55 -11.00       Introduction

Keynote session 1

11.00 –11.45               “ICAS approach to the teaching of ethics”

Hilary Lofthouse, Director, CA Education, ICAS


11.45 - 12.25  “Testing the CPA Reliability Framework: The Effects of Engagement Type and Provision of Non-attest Services on Lenders’ Judgments”

F. Todd DeZoort, The University of Alabama, Mark H. Taylor, Case Western Reserve University, and Travis Holt, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


12.25 - 13.05   “An exploration of the adoption of IFAC standards on ethical education by the accounting profession”

Jan Loughran,Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University


13.05 - 14.00               Lunch


14.00 - 14.40  "Post-crisis...Where next for the External Auditing Function?"

Christopher Humphrey, Manchester Business School, and Margaret Woods, University of Nottingham


14.40 - 15.20    “The Emptied Landscape: Auditing and Auditors in a time of Great Depression”

Steve Priddy, Director of Technical Policy and Research, ACCA


15.20 - 15.35               Coffee break


15.35 -17.00    Panel Session:  “The future of auditing after the crisis”

Steven Leonard, Project Director, FRC/APB

Matthew Mullins , Audit Partner, PwC Birmingham

Peter Gallimore, Audit Partner, Deloitte Birmingham

SimonO’Neill, Audit Partner, E&Y Birmingham

Stuart Turley, Manchester Business School


17.15               Auditing SIG Annual General Meeting


19.30               Pre dinner drinks


20.00               Conference dinner followed by Céilidh


DAY 2 - Saturday 17 April 2010

Keynote session 2

09.00 - 09.45      “The new AQF programme and work on the external factors affecting audit quality”

Henry Irving, Head of Audit & Assurance Faculty, ICAEW


09.45 - 10.25        “The Impact of Audit Automation on Audit Expectations-Performance Gap: Evidence from the UK

Kamil Omoteso, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University


10.25 - 10.45     Coffee break              


10.45 - 11.25      “Audit Quality Demand in a Differentiated Market and Auditor Switching”

Xiao Xiao & Yi Zhou, both from China Center for Economic Research, Peking University


11.25 - 12.05      “Auditor-Client Bonding and Audit Quality: Partner-Level Evidence”

Charles J. P. Chen, China Europe International Business School, Xiaohong Liu, The University of Hong Kong, Xijia Su, City University of Hong Kong, and Xi Wu, Central University of Finance and Economics, China


12.05 - 12.45     “Board Characteristics, Ownership Structure and Audit Committee Diligence”

Yin Feng, Accounting School, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China, and Simon S. Gao , School of Accounting, Economics and Statistics, Edinburgh Napier University


12.45 - 13.00      Conference conclusions


13.00 - 14.00               Buffet lunch


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