British Accounting & Finance  Association

Special Interest Group



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Virtual & Online 

Audit & Assurance Conference

Organised by the

The Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG)

of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)


Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd MAY 2020

either 12-4pm UK time, or 1-5pm UK time (will confirm asap)


Registration & Conference Information

Given the postponement of the physical 30th Audit & Assurance Conference due to the impact of the COVID-19, it was decided that a smaller-scale and virtual Audit & Assurance Conference will be held in the original conference dates, i.e. on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd May 2020. The conference is organised by the Auditing Special Interest Group of the BAFA and with the support of Aston Business School.

The virtual conference would provide valuable opportunities for attendees to discuss current auditing topics and listen to powerful professional (non-academic) keynote speakers and international academic presenters. We expect the impact of COVID-19 on auditors and businesses and the future of audit, including the radical audit reforms proposed currently in the UK, would be discussed and debated.

The virtual conference would be shorter lasting for 4 hours in each day. We would have snap academic research presentations for about 15-min in total (presentation for 10-12 minutes and a Q&A for 3-5 minutes). Non-academic presentations would last longer.

All presentations would be in plenary. There would be 12 academic presentations over the two days, plus a number of non-academic professional speakers. Sir Donald Brydon (of ythe Brydon report), Mark Babington (Executive Director of Regulatory Standards, FRC), Steve Maslin (Audit Committee member), among other speakers have confirmed their participation. The final conference programme would be announced in the next couple of days.

We envisage to have some breakout rooms where attendees can "mingle" virtually with other attendees in those breakout rooms.


The CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE for both days is as follows:

Conference Fee is set at a flat rate of UK £30 for everyone. The rate for PhD students is UK £20

Registration Deadline
There is no registration deadline. However, please register as soon as possible, as there is a limited capacity in the virtual rooms.


Registration: You can register with the virtual conference when you pay online. Or if paying by bank transfer then please complete the booking form and email to (see below).

Online Regisrtation and Payment: You can pay the registration fee online using a credit/debit card (please note American Express is not accepted). A wire bank transfer is also available (see below).

Register and make payment Online

Online Credit/Debit card payment (please note American Express is not accepted)

 Register by Email and make Bank wire transfer

  • Make bank wire transfer using the following details (and email the registration form below):

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

 Registration Changes

Cancellation Policy

  • Unfortunately we cant offer any cancellations. But confirmed and verified substitutes may be accepted.


This event is supported by ICAEW’s charitable trusts.

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


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Conference Programme

You will be able to download the Conference Programme soon here.