British Accounting Association   Auditing
Special Interest Group



Aston Business School :

Finance, Accounting

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BAA Auditing Special

Interest Group :

The National Auditing Conference


The National Auditing Conference (NAC)  


The first National Auditing Conference took place in March 1991 and since then conferences have been arranged on an annual basis.  Past conferences have been supported by the following institutions:

1991   Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

1992   University of the West of England, Bristol

1993   University of Staffordshire, Stoke-Upon-Trent

1994   University of Central Lancashire, Preston

1995   Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

1996   University of the West of England, Bristol

1997   Cranfield School of Management

1998   Glasgow Caledonian University

1999   University of Essex

2000   University of Edinburgh

2001      De Montfort University, Leicester

2002      University of Stirling

2003      Oxford Brookes University

2004      University of Southampton

2005   Aston Business School

2006   University of Manchester

2007   Dublin, hosted by NUI Galway

2008   University of Cardiff

2009   University of Exeter

2010   Aston Business School

The above links will take you to a summary of the programme for each conference and papers presented.

The conferences have provided valuable opportunities for lecturers from higher education institutions to meet and discuss current auditing and related educational issues.  The Organising Committee seek to achieve a mix of professional and academic speakers, and keynote speakers are asked to address special themes.  In the past themes have included The Public Sector,  International auditing, Corporate Governance/Internal Auditing, the Audit Society, the Audit Quality Forum, the Audit Clarity Project of IAASB. The panel session of the 2010 conference in Aston is about the future of auditing after the major financial crisis at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and five leading edge academics, regulators, and practitioners are invited to present their views on the future of the profession in the context of change and its implications for auditing research.

The National Auditing Conference is currently sponsored by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.


  • To allow lecturers from higher education establishments to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.

  • To promote the dissemination of current research.

  • To discuss current professional methodology and techniques.

  • To discuss educational issues

The National Auditing Conference was from its inception in 1991, and up until 1996, independent of BAA.  When the Auditing Special Interest Group was established, however, the decision was taken to make NAC the official conference of the group.  It was also decided that the conference should be open to all interested parties and not just to those who are members of BAA.  However, those participating in the conference are encouraged to become members of BAA.