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28th Audit & Assurance Conference

Organised by the

The Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG)

of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)


in Chartered Accountants Ireland building

central Dublin, Ireland

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th MAY 2018


Registration Information

The 28th Audit & Assurance Conference, organised by the Auditing Special Interest Group of the BAFA and with the support of Aston Business School, will take place in the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) conference venue, in Dublin City, Ireland on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th May 2018.


The address of the venue is:

 Chartered Accountants Ireland

47-49 Pearse St,
Dublin 2,






The CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE for both days is as follows:

Conference Fee (includes conference attendance, conference pack, lunch on both days, conference dinner, and refreshments on both days):

UK £250 charge full rate                  UK £100 charge Doctoral Student 


Doctoral Students

We can accept only a small number of doctoral students paying the Doctoral Student rate, and as a result early registration is encouraged. In addition, doctoral students, taking advantage of the Doctoral Student rate, are required to submit their doctoral thesis proposal, and a letter/email of support from their first supervisor. Contact ilias G Basioudis at

Special Food Requirements
Delegates attending the 27th Audit & Assurance Conference in London who require vegetarian or other special meals must so indicate on the registration form.

Special Access Requirements
Delegates planning to attend this conference who have special needs are requested to notify ilias G. Basioudis, at or +44 (0) 121 204 3024 to facilitate identification and accommodation of these needs by the organisers.


The venue for the conference dinner to be confirmed.

Registration Deadline
There is no registration deadline. However, early delegate registrations are encouraged so the organisers would be able to make adequate plans.



Registration: You can register with the conference when you pay online, or you can register by post or email, and separately pay online or by cheque or bank transfer.

Payment: You can either pay the registration fee online using a credit/debit card, or by cheque drawn in UK sterling pounds, or by making a bank wire transfer.

Register by Email

  • Send via email your completed registration form to Ms Maria Podsiadly, email:
  • Make payment online (see below), or via a cheque or making a bank wire transfer.
  • Then, pay by cheque or make a bank wire transfer (see below)

Register by Post (Cheque)

  • Make cheques payable to "Auditing Special Interest Group".
  • Post registration form (indicate the cheque number on the registration form) and cheques to: Ms Maria Podsiadly, Aston Academy for Research in Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK.

Register by Post or Email (Bank wire transfer)

  • Make bank wire transfer using the following details:

Account name: Auditing Special Interest Group

Account number: 00001717

Sort code: 309537

IBAN: GB95 LOYD 30953700001717

BIC/Swift Code: LOYDGB21121

Bank address: Lloyds Bank, 18 Week St, Maidstone, ME14 1RW, UK

  • Post or email registration form (please indicate on the registration form that a payment is made via bank wire transfer): Ms Maria Podsiadly, Aston Academy for Research in Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK, email:

Register Online

Online Credit/Debit card payment

  • Please follow the follow weblink below to pay online using a valid credit/debit card

  • You would need to register with the system first in order to be able to proceed. We are using Aston University’s secure servers
  • After registering you can login any time you want and complete the registration at a later stage
  • On the left side of the screen and under Navigation, there is a list of items, click on Conference & Events, then ABS, and then Audit & Assurance Conference. From there, continue with your registration and online payment by clicking “Book Event”

Register On-Site:

  • On-site registration will be available at the On-Site Conference Registration Desk at the conference venue. Only cash and cheque payments will be accepted. Bear in mind that, at this late stage, accommodation may not be available in the nearby hotels.


Registration Changes

  • All registration inquiries and change requests should be directed to ilias G. Basioudis, or +44 (0) 121 204 3024

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing by ilias G. Basioudis, or +44 (0) 121 204 3024 in order to be processed
  • Fees will be refunded (less 25% administration charge) for cancellations received before 30th April 2016
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations after April 30th, or for no-shows but confirmed substitutes will be accepted



Please book accommodation directly with any of the hotels that we recommend.

See here for the hotels recommended.


In addition, there are other hotels and serviced apartments around the conference venue, which you can easily found on Google or using the following websites: or or



This event is supported by ICAEW’s charitable trusts. Audit Analytics is also a sponsor of the conference.

We are also grateful for the generous support of Aston University Business School.


Location Dublin


Directions to venue

In the interests of sustainability, we would like to encourage all delegates to use public or shared transport where possible.

The Chartered Accountants Ireland is situated in the central of Dublin city. The address is:

Chartered Accountants Ireland

47-49 Pearse St,
Dublin 2,








Dublin and the venue

We are delighted to welcome you to Dublin and the Chartered Accountants House conference venue. With its city centre location, impressive capacity and cutting edge technology, we believe we have made the right choice for our 28th Audit & Assurance Conference in Dublin.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the largest and the oldest accountancy body in Ireland, and with 24,000 members and students it is the leading voice for the accountancy profession in Ireland.


Dublin City

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.


Dublin, is a city that everyone raves about. Displaced locals get all misty-eyed about the pubs, the craic, the hilarious, friendly people they left behind.

Recently returned visitors wax lyrical on everything from the architecture to the seafood; tourist brochures conjure visions of a Celtic utopia, where historic, cobbled streets always lead to a pint of Guinness and a traditional sing-song, where adorable shops and top-class restaurants are to be found on every corner.

But, while much of that is true, don't be surprised if you still find yourself feeling a little disappointed by what you find. The fact of the matter is that nowhere, not even the mythical 'fair city' of Ireland, can live up to that much hype. Dublin is no theme park to oirishness, nor is it some quaint provincial backwater where every second person is bubbling over with blarney and bonhomie. It is a modern, hard-working, affluent centre of commerce and industry; it is a cultural capital; it is home to some of Europe's most accomplished artists and academics. It is a city that deserves to be taken seriously. And, for those who do, it is a richly rewarding, fascinating place.

Of course, as is true of any great city, Dublin can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. Visitors who want to spend their days on the trail of the past will find beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, magnificent churches and cathedrals, and streets, parks and docksides steeped in the events of yesteryear. But if you'd rather sample the very latest flavours from today's top chefs or dance through the night to the sound this week's white label releases, you can do that too. Simply put, Ireland's capital city is prepared to meet its visitors more than halfway, but only those who can be bothered to make an effort. Dublin does not wear its charms on its sleeve, you'll need to dig a bit deeper to find something more lasting than the tourist schtick and the themed pubs and restaurants that line the sightseeing trails.

So make a detour down that side street, spend a few hours trailing through the parks and gardens, take your time in the museums, talk to people in the pubs, watch a hurling match, ride the DART out of town to Howth, Dalkey and Malahide, catch a play, or just sit on the Liffey boardwalk and let it all pass you by.

Whatever you decide to do, you can rest assured that at least one of the clichés about this city really is true: Dublin genuinely does have something for everyone


While no parking is available in Chartered Accountants House, metered car parking is available on street or at several nearby multi-storey car parks. Ample hotel accommodation is available in the vicinity, as well as numerous dining and shopping options for our delegates and their accompanied persons.


We really hope to a truly successful conference and that you will leave excited, invigorated and positive! J


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Conference Programme

You will be able to download the Conference Programme here.