August 3, 2014

Sixth Annual CAQ Symposium

Hosted by EY

Top practitioners from the public company auditing profession gathered with leading academics at the Sixth CAQ Annual Symposium, held on August 3, 2015 in Atlanta. The event, which coincides with the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting, is a key part of the CAQ’s ongoing dialogue with the academic community on how research can inform audit practice.

The 2014 Symposium included a panel discussion addressing developments of efforts to identify audit quality indicators (AQIs). A second panel examined the topic of auditing internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).

Panel 1: Audit Quality Indicators–Update from the Profession

Moderator: Dave Middendorf, KPMG LLP
Panelists: Dennis R. Beresford, University of Georgia; Stephen Chipman, Grant Thornton LLP; Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, University of Washington; Bill Platt, Deloitte LLP

Panel 2: Audits of ICFR

Moderator: Frank Mahoney, EY
Panelists: Marc Panucci, PwC ; Susan Scholz, University of Kansas ; Greg Trompeter, University of Central Florida ; Rick Ueltschy, Crowe Horwath LLP

Breakout Session on Audits of ICFR

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.