The AASIG aims to develop a supportive environment for accounting academics in Australia and New Zealand who are engaged in, or wish to engage in auditing and assurance research and/or teaching. The AASIG aims to support research, education and foster relationships with practice in order to improve the contribution of academics to the auditing and assurance areas.
Members may include those with interests in all aspects of auditing, assurance including issues related to ethics, risk management and governance, whether in private, public or not-for-profit sectors.
The AASIG comprises experienced and well-published academics, early and mid-career academics and PhD students. The main activities of the AASIG include:
- Providing a forum for continuing education in relation to the teaching of audit, assurance, ethics, risk management and governance issues
- Providing a forum for continuing education with regard to current professional issues in relation to auditing and assurance
- Disseminating information and communicating members' research interests and emerging issues in research
- Providing opportunities to present new research ideas and work-in-progress in supportive workshops with more time than is usually available at a conference
- Providing opportunities to present emerging issues in research methodologies
- Initiating, encouraging and facilitating collaborative research
- Encouraging both new and established researchers in auditing and assurance research using a variety of methods
It is anticipated that the AASIG will meet on an annual basis immediately prior to the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Annual Meeting to undertake the above activities.