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Master Class - May 2020


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5 Ways to Improve Audit Quality

Dr. Amanda White, Senior Lecturer - University of Technology Sydney

Session Description

The global financial crisis emphasized the importance of credible, high-quality audits and financial reporting. The pursuit of audit quality is intrinsically changing over time, along with new guidelines from regulatory groups, emerging technologies and innovative approaches.

Join us for an engaging webcast where we will explore how audit quality has evolved, how technology fits into the picture and best practices for measuring quality. Attendees will learn how data is driving audit processes, and how technology helps visualize the accounting practices of clients. Topics will include rise of the machines and their impact on audit, addressing the public perceptions of audit, whose responsibility it is to ensure audits meet minimum quality, and exercising professional skepticism.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the evolution of the definition of audit quality and the purpose of audits
  • Examine the current methodologies for measuring audit quality
  • Learn about audit practices that will help practitioners support
  • Understand how technology can help support audit quality

Speaker Bio

Amanda White has previously held positions as a trainee at Coopers and Lybrand and later on as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her professional experience has focused providing operational risk management to the financial services and services industries. In 2002 she completed a Bachelor of Business (Honours). Amanda completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales in the area of audit judgement and decision making. Amanda's research now focuses on the teaching and learning aspects of accounting education. Initiatives developed within the subjects that Amanda teaches have been adopted across the University and Amanda has been invited to speak on numerous occassions at conferences on accounting education and the use of technology.


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