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CAQ Panel at 2017 AAA Annual Meeting: Insights into Developing a Successful Proposal for the Access to Audit Personnel Program

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the CAQ have implemented a program designed to facilitate accounting and auditing academics’ ability to obtain access to audit firm personnel to participate in their research projects.

In this panel at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting, two members of the Access Review Committee discussed the steps used in the proposal review process, including what the reviewers look for with respect to identifying quality proposals. A grant awardee spoke about her experience with the protocol review and data collection processes.


  • Margot Cella, Center for Audit Quality


  • Cassandra Estep, Emory University
  • Jackie Hammersley, University of Georgia
  • Dan Sunderland, Deloitte & Touche LLP