Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) issues ninth annual request for academic proposals

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The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has issued their ninth annualrequest for proposals this week. The CAQ will look to fund independent academic research on projects that relate to auditing and the auditing profession.

The program focuses on multiple audit policy issues, including audit committee effectiveness, cybersecurity, data analytics, global group audits, non-GAAP measures, and fraudulent financial reporting.

This year will mark over $600,000 in academic research funded via the CAQ and the program.

“Academic research plays an essential role informing audit practice,” stated CAQ executive director Cindy Fornelli. “We’re pleased to offer this program to help fund important academic research for the ninth year in a row. The CAQ and the public company auditing profession are dedicated to supporting academic research that can improve audit quality and help shape the future of auditing.”

Proposals must be submitted by March 17, 2017 through the CAQ’sonline submission form. From there, proposals will be reviewed by the CAQ’s Research Advisory Board, comprised of members of academia and the auditing profession. Grant recipients will be announced no later than June 1, 2017.

For a listof previous grant recipients, head to the CAQ'ssite here.

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