Access to Audit Personnel

The AAA has announced changes to its research partnership with the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) including their joint Access to Audit Personnel (AAP) program. The change enables both organizations to pursue research initiatives impacting their members while at the same time recognizing the vital role academic research plays in the public company audit profession. The CAQ will transition the administration of the AAP to the AAA and the program will continue to be run with the support of the CAQ.

The purpose of this program is to assist scholars in obtaining access to auditor participants for experimental/behavioral research. The Access to Audit Personnel program is open to all researchers interested in behavioral research in auditing.

Submissions will be accepted for the 2023 grant cycle beginning December 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting proposals will be Thursday, February 2, 2023, 11:59 pm PST.

To learn more about the application and review process, click here.

If you are interested in conducting private company assurance research, please consider submitting a proposal to the AICPA’s Assurance Research Advisory Group.


Access to Audit Personnel Grant Recipients

2022 Recipients

  • Alberti, Cristina, Bentley University; Andiola, Lindsay M, Virginia Commonwealth University; Earley, Christine E., Providence College; Reina, Christopher, Virginia Commonwealth University. “Come Together”: An Examination of Factors Influencing Audit Team Functioning in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond.”
  • Ariel-Rohr, Julia, University of Wisconsin – Madison: Griffith, Emily, University of Wisconsin – Madison. “Leveraging Feelings of Belonging to Improve Staff Auditor Outcomes.”
  • Hickey, Allison, University of Georgia, Griffith, Emily, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Hammersley, Jacqueline, University of Georgia. “A Fly on the Wall” When There are No Walls: Promoting Observational Learning in Remote Audit Environments.”

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