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Call for contributions: Innovations in auditing – Teaching Case Studies

Author: Dr Susan Smith, Associate Dean (Education and Students), University of Sussex Business School

Published: 16 Apr 2021

The Academia & Education Community is looking to develop a collection of teaching case studies covering contemporary auditing issues, for university usage. The collection will be open access and available to members of the Community for use in your courses.

Auditing is in a state of transition in response to continued corporate failures and regulatory changes. This is combined with accelerating technological change, both for audit firms as well as for clients, leading to changing business models, risks and emerging opportunities. Whilst the professional accountancy bodies continue to provide technical updates and responses to their memberships, limited reference is made to such developments in the University syllabus. We therefore seek to develop a collection of teaching case studies to be used within Universities that cover contemporary auditing issues.

Coverage of contemporary issues in auditing is essential to equip students with relevant skills to become effective professionals and to help address the underlying criticisms of audit. This collection seeks to provide a range of teaching cases to address this need. The collection will be open access and available to members of the ICAEW Academia and Education Community for use in their courses.

The ICAEW Academia and Education Community invites the submission of teaching cases to address the gap in existing teaching materials. Possible topics include auditor ethics, auditing of technologies, auditing with technology, remote auditing, auditing beyond the financial, COVID-19 opinions, the future of audit.

Cases may be drawn from real companies/audit firms or be hypothetical and should be supported by a teaching note and evidence of teaching of the case on at least one occasion. Submissions will be submitted to a double blind review process. Guidance on case structure and length is available here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 November 2021.

Submissions should be made electronically to Fraser Duckworth.

Questions may be posed to the collection’s editors:

Dr Susan Smith


Professor Joan Ballantine


Professor Claire Mallanaphy


*The views expressed are the author’s and not ICAEW’s.
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