August 7, 2016

Eighth Annual CAQ Symposium

August 7, 2016
New York, NY
Hosted by PwC

Top practitioners from the public company auditing profession gathered with leading academics at the CAQ's Eighth Annual Symposium on August 7, 2016 in New York. The event is a key part of the CAQ’s ongoing dialogue with the academic community on how research can help inform audit practice.

As in past years, the 2016 Symposium included panel discussions on critical issues. This year's panels covered the following topics: 

  • Innovative approaches to the development of talent in light of several megatrends that will impact the future workforce;
  • The challenges that auditors face in the assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, especially the precision of documentation around review controls; and
  • The benefits of taking a collaborative approach to research by integrating academic and professional expertise.

The panel on ICFR issues included two short vignettes that illustrate the types of conversation that occur when auditors are evaluating management review controls. These are available for use in training or in the classroom.

  • Download bios for all panelists in the Eighth Annual CAQ Symposium.

Panel 1: Innovative Approaches to the Development of Auditor Talent

ModeratorTim Ryan, PwC

PanelistsJeff Burgess, Grant Thornton LLP; Jon Davis, University of Illinois; Lynne Doughtie, KPMG LLP; Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte LLP; Chris Hogan, Michigan State University; Carolyn Slaski, EY

Panel 2: ICFR – Auditor and Preparer Challenges

ModeratorJoe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte & Touche LLP 

PanelistsWendy Cama, Crowe Horwath LLP; Mike Gallagher, PwC; Scott Marcello, KPMG LLP; Linda Zukauckas, American Express

Panel 3: Research in Auditing – Insights from Academics and Practitioners

ModeratorDan Sunderland, Deloitte & Touche LLP       

PanelistsChris Dinkel, PwC; Susan Scholz, Kansas University; Jay Thibodeau, Bentley University    

Breakout Session

Symposium attendees participated in breakout sessions to delve deeper into many of the issues raised during the panel discussion. The breakouts provided an opportunity for academics and practitioners to engage in a lively dialogue on these topics. Read the highlights of the key points raised in these small-group discussions.