December 1, 2013

Request for Proposals For Academic Research in Auditing

Background

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions.

The CAQ is committed to providing opportunities for the academic community to work closely with the profession. In 2008, the Center established a Research Advisory Board (RAB), comprised of representatives from academia and the profession. In the past five years, the RAB has awarded a number of grants for independent academic research projects on topics of interest to the profession.

The CAQ is keenly interested in supporting archival research, literature reviews and syntheses, descriptive analyses, meta analyses, and behavioral/experimental studies.

The CAQ convenes an annual Auditing Research Symposium that provides an opportunity for a robust dialogue between the profession and academia on key issues that practitioners face in the conduct of an audit. One goal of the Symposium is to provide academics insights they can use to generate ideas for research in auditing that might inform practice. At the 2013 CAQ Symposium, senior practice leaders and academics participated in panel presentations and breakout discussions on audit committee effectiveness and its impact on the financial reporting process.