Classroom Materials on "Auditor Independence" Available

Mark Chain and Mark Peecher would like to remind you about the availability of auditor independence education materials for your fall 2009 and spring 2010 classes. You may recall that we previewed these materials at the Enhancing Audit Education Workshop preceding the AAA Auditing Section’s 2009 Midyear Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. Early feedback has been very positive from audit professors who were able to use the materials in spring 2009.

Developed by Deloitte & Touche LLP, in conjunction with the University of Illinois Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, these materials will help facilitate your students’ learning about core concepts, real-world applications, and prevailing rules related to auditor independence. The materials are designed to create a greater awareness among students about why independence is important to our profession as well as the capital markets.

These materials are available free of charge and include a video program and discussion questions, an in-class laboratory market game, five case studies, suggested solutions, and teaching notes. Portions of the education materials can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses and may be particularly useful for introductory accounting, auditing, and advanced auditing courses.

To access these materials, please click on the link below to go to the Auditor Independence Education Materials webpage. From this webpage you can register to receive a username and password for the faculty webpage that includes the in-class market game, discussion questions, suggested solutions and teaching notes. Additionally, to allow for student learning outside the classroom, a student webpage has been created to allow your students to access a student version of materials without a username and password.

Auditor Independence Education Materials Web Link:

If you have any questions or comments regarding the materials or would like more information, please contact Mark Chain, Deloitte & Touche LLP, at or Mark Peecher, University of Illinois, at


Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is available electronically to members of the Auditing Section. If you are a AAA member and would like to join the Auditing Section, please contact AAA Headquarters.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index, which is included in the Web of Science.

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Midyear Meeting

January 11-13, 2018 – Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon
Please mark your calendar!

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#AuditProud [Save the date: September 28]

As a part of its Discover Audit initiative, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is coordinating the third annual
#AuditorProud social media day on Thursday, September 28, 2017. On #AuditorProud Day, we celebrate the
audit profession, and help raise awareness about the many opportunities and benefits a career in audit can offer.
The social media event brings together individuals who are helping to educate and train the next generation of
audit professionals, students interested and considering a career in the profession, current and former auditors,
and those who work with auditors. On September 28th, we want to celebrate the audit profession and encourage
students and others to learn more about the world of opportunity a career in audit can offer.

See the toolkit that contains all the information you need so that your university/college can join the conversation on
#AuditorProud Day.


» Audit Section AJPT/PCAOB Initiative: The goal of this initiative is to encourage theoretically-based, yet practice-relevant, research scholarship in the many aspects of external and internal auditing utilizing the PCAOB’s standards-setting agenda and Standing Advisory Group meetings, and the topics covered therein as substantive motivation for creative and innovative research that seeks to make a practical difference to the regulation and practice of auditing. See the linked document for specific instructions for submitting articles to AJPT under this initiative.

» Audit Section Research (ASR) Database: A Database of Auditing Research - Building Bridges with Practice

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Current Issues in Auditing

Current Issues in Auditing is published by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. To promote timely, widespread dissemination of ideas to the academic and practice communities, the journal is published online and is free to all interested parties.

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