Always being curious to better understand the accountancy world in order to contribute to improve audit quality

Barbara Majoor is the director of the center Accounting, Auditing & Control. Her research concentrates on audit quality, auditing standards, ethics with a special focus on the behavioral aspects and incentives of audit quality. She is proud on working together with the faculty of her center in different research projects and contributing to the development of the auditing profession. She is also energized by thesis supervision of auditing students.

Barbara Majoor studied Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining a degree as a certified public accountant from the University of Amsterdam, she went on to obtain her Doctorate in 1997, with a thesis on: ‘The Authority of Auditing Guidelines'. Barbara has relevant experience in the audit practice as a partner of KPMG (until 2008) and Deloitte (until 2015).

Secondary positions

  • As of 2015, Barbara Majoor is employed by the Dutch Regulator AFM.
  • She is chair of the editorial board of the ‘Maandblad voor Bedrijfsadministratie en Organisatie’.
  • From 2009 until 2015, Barbara was a member of the disciplinary law court for accountants in the Netherlands. She was also the Dutch representative at the Ethics Standards Board of Accountants (IESBA; 2005-2009), one of the bodies of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

International activities

Working together with visiting professors Steve (Stephen K.) Asare (University of Florida) and Greg Trompeter (University of Central Florida) on our research agenda.

Interests

She loves to hike and climb in the mountains. She also likes gardening and having good talks with her friends.

Most relevant publications

  • Asare, S., Buuren van, J., Majoor, G.C.M. (Barbara). (2019,). The Joint Role of Auditors’ and Auditees, Incentives and Disincentives in the Resolution of Detected Misstatements. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
  • Asare, S., Wright, A.M., Majoor, G.C.M. (Barbara). (2017). The Occurrence and awareness of a misstatement effect in auditor’s internal control severity judgements. Internal Journal of Auditing,.
  • Peytcheva, M., Wright, A.M., & Majoor, G.C.M. (Barbara). (2014). The impact of principles-based versus rules-based accounting standards on auditors' motivations and evidence demands. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 26(2), 51-72.
  • Majoor, G.C.M. (Barbara). (2017). Audit Quality Indicators: het ei van Colombus? Maandblad voor Accountantcy en Bedrijfseconomie, 90 (april), 112-115.
  • Majoor, G.C.M. (Barbara), & et al.,. Elementaire theorie accountantscontrole : Dl. 1, 2 en 3: Groningen: Noordhoff.

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