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Accounting, Auditing & Control

Introduction

Nyenrode's Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control focuses on the reliability of (non-) financial management and accountability information aimed at internal and external stakeholders.

Correct, current and reliable information is essential for the daily operations and strategic direction of any organization, and the role of IT systems and applications such as Data Analytics is pivotal.

Correct, current and reliable information is also essential for good governance. Through the various specializations within our center we look at this from different perspectives and roles – for instance from the controller or the accountant's.

Education

Our education programs aim to build our students into 'robust professionals'. We facilitate this by offering room for critical reflection and a focus on professional judgement and ethics.

Our education programs integrates personal and professional skills; training our students and participants to continuously act in the common interest and preparing them for the ever-changing expectations from stakeholders in a changeable environment.

The Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control is responsible for two of the three core expertise of both the accountancy and controller programs. We provide a significant contribution to the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Post-Master RA (including the Custom Made track)
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Controlling
  • Executive Master in Finance & Control
  • Doctoral Program
  • Foundations of Management
  • Leadership Development Program

Additionally, we train experienced professionals through our Executive Educations programs, sharing our expertise in masterclasses, the New Board Program and the Supervisory Board Cycle, amongst others.

Research

The Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control conducts research in the following fields:

  • Auditing
  • Information and Management Accounting Control Systems
  • Corporate Governance

We conduct our research in cooperation with (international) professionals in the field. Faculty members regularly present their findings at international research conferences and seminars, and publish in academic journals.

You can find their (inter) national publications in the academic bios on the faculty members' profile pages.

Opinion

Nyenrode kasteel spiegelbeeld water Financial Times publishes 2019 Executive Education ranking

Financial Times publishes 2019 Executive Education ranking

Education |  June 3 2019
For the seventh time in a row, the Executive Education programs at Nyenrode Business University have been declared the best in the Netherlands.
Maarten Sigle Cooperative compliance programmes increases tax certainty of large businesses

Cooperative compliance programmes increases tax certainty of large businesses

Research |  May 21 2019
Breukelen, May 21, 2019 – “A modern tax administration must include a trust-based regulatory approach in its compliance risk management strategy for large businesses. A so-called cooperative compliance program (CCP) – such as horizontal monitoring in the Netherlands – increases tax certainty and reduces aggressive tax practices.” This is one of the conclusions reached by Maarten Siglé RA in his dissertation titled “The effects of cooperative compliance programmes”, for which he will receive his doctorate from Nyenrode Business University on May 21, 2019.
Nyenrode AH Staying in control in a digital and agile world

Staying in control in a digital and agile world

Education |  March 6 2019
Data-driven auditing is giving rise to new dynamics and working methods within audit and risk departments. However, the large auditing firms in the Netherlands will feel the effects of these changes as well. This is what led PA and Nyenrode Business University to enter into a partnership.
Promotie Ali Fenwick Identity leadership increases organizational commitment

Identity leadership increases organizational commitment

Research |  December 12 2018
Employee loyalty in the traditional sense is losing ground. Organizational commitment, based on social exchange, is not strong enough to create attachment within work relationships in today’s changing nature of work. This is one of the conclusions by Dr. Ali Fenwick’s dissertation titled ‘Creating a Committed Workforce: Using Social Exchange and Social Identity to Enhance Psychological Attachment within an Ever-changing Workplace’, for which he received his doctorate from Nyenrode Business Universiteit on December 12, 2018.
Nyenrode beeld The 2018 FT European Business School Ranking has been published

The 2018 FT European Business School Ranking has been published

Education |  December 3 2018
The 2018 Financial Times European Business School Ranking has been published. As expected, Nyenrode Business Universiteit has slipped in the overall ranking of European Business Schools, falling from 38th place in 2017 to 51st out of 95 institutions in 2018. The university believes the reason for this result is clear: it is a consequence of a one-time lack of responses from graduates in 2014, which factors into the ranking.
Joost van Buuren Scientific validation of audit methodology in accountancy needed

Scientific validation of audit methodology in accountancy needed

Research |  November 28 2018
“The field of Auditing & Assurance is about people and trust”, says Prof. Dr. Joost van Buuren. However, according to Van Buuren, the field has not been innovative enough in recent years and is failing to adequately fulfill users’ wishes. Van Buuren therefore calls upon the sector to develop a new active approach: one in which innovation is aimed at meeting users’ needs and boosting their trust in the accountant through scientific validation of audit methodology. Van Buuren: “Accountants must start thinking differently and seize opportunities with an open mind in order to increase the relevance of the accounting position.”
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Partners

Foundation for Auditing Research

Nyenrode Business Universiteit is an active contributor to the Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research, an autonomous institute for academic research into the drivers of audit quality. We also host the annual International FAR Conference and a number of masterclasses.

Cooperation with auditing firms

The center works closely with the auditing firms employing our students to collect data for research classes and thesis tracks. This cooperation results in vast databases for education and research purposes.

Cooperation with NBA Young Profs

NBA Young Profs (link in Dutch) is the network of Dutch young accountants/auditors and trainees. The Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control works with them to collect data for collective research, publish white papers and conduct scientific research. This collaboration results in unique data to contribute to the public debate, education and research.

Partners

Foundation for Auditing Research

Nyenrode Business Universiteit is an active contributor to the Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research, an autonomous institute for academic research into the drivers of audit quality. We also host the annual International FAR Conference and a number of masterclasses.

Cooperation with auditing firms

The center works closely with the auditing firms employing our students to collect data for research classes and thesis tracks. This cooperation results in vast databases for education and research purposes.

Prof. dr. Olof Bik RA

  • Behavioral & Cultural Governance
  • Auditor’s Behavior
  • Accountancy Education

Prof. dr. ir. Jan Bots

  • Information Management
  • Control
  • Information Economics

Dr. Herman van Brenk RA

  • Audit quality
  • Judgment and decision making
  • compensation incentives
  • personality traits

Prof. dr. Joost van Buuren RA

  • Auditing
  • Accountancy

Dr. Tim Hermans

  • Management Accounting & Control
  • Subjective performance evaluation

Prof. dr. Cokky Hilhorst

  • Business & IT
  • IT Investment Decision Making
  • Financial Value of IT Investments
  • IT Project Risk & Flexibility

Prof. dr. Bob Hoogenboom

  • Integrity Management
  • Fraud

Prof. dr. Barbara Majoor

  • Auditing
  • Regulations
  • Ethics
  • Assurance

Prof. dr. Jaap van Muijen

  • Leadership
  • Leadership; Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Culture

Dr. Niels van Nieuw Amerongen RA

  • Control
  • Risk Management
  • Auditing

Prof. mr. dr. Marcel Pheijffer RA

  • Fraud
  • Corporate Governance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Money Laundering
  • Creative Accounting
  • Fraudulent Reporting
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Public Oversight

Drs. Remko Renes RA

  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Internal Control
  • Auditing

Dr. Hans ten Rouwelaar

  • Management Accounting & Control

Prof. dr. Lineke Sneller RC

  • IT Governance
  • Internal Control
  • Value of IT
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

Prof. dr. Roland Speklé

  • Management Accounting & Control

Dr. Inez Verwey RA

  • Research Methodology
  • Fraud
  • Auditing & Assurance
  • Forensic Auditing

Drs. Marlies de Vries RA

  • Corporate Governance
  • Internal Control
  • Organizational Culture
  • Accounting Information Systems

Prof. dr. Ruud Wetzels

  • artificial intelligence
  • statistics
  • machine learning