I have no special interest. I am only passionately curious. 
- Einstein

Inez Verwey is an active member in academic society: she frequently presents her work at academic conferences and discussant for the AAA Forensic Accounting Research Conference. Her research interest is audit quality, specifically focused on fraud detection and forensic accounting.

The enormous fraud scandals inspired Inez to do research. Because of her background as an auditor and a forensic accountant she is interested in fraud detection. Her research is focused on gaining a better understanding what characteristics make forensic accountants more capable to identify fraud risks and plan effective additional procedures than auditors. This understanding will lead to better training public auditors to detect fraud.

Inez Verwey earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and a master degree in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam. She receives her PhD at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in 2014. Her dissertation is titled: “Differences between public auditors and forensic accountants in their ability to identify fraud risks and to plan effective procedures to mitigate fraud risks – The relationship between individual traits and fraud experience and training on fraud risk identification and planning audit procedures.” (supervisors: Prof. dr. Barbara Majoor RA and Prof dr. Arnie Wright (Northeastern University, Boston)).

From 1992 till 1997 she worked as a public auditor with one of the Big 4 accounting firms. After graduating as a Registeraccountant at the University of Amsterdam in 1997 she worked as a forensic accountant. Since November 2008 she decided to concentrate fully on research and lecturing. Inez is faculty member of the Center of Accounting, Auditing & Controlling. Furthermore she is member of the BKO-committee.

Secondary positions

Since 2014 Inez teaches executive courses Financieel Forensisch Deskundige (financial forensic expertise) at Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance (ESAA).

International activities

Inez was a visiting scholar at the University of Wollongong (Forensic Accounting department).  Further, she conducts research with coauthors from the University of Florida, and Northeastern University.

Interests

Her hobbies are travelling. As an experienced scuba diver she loves to explore remote diving spots.

Most relevant publications

  • Verwey I (2014). Differences between public auditors and forensic accountants in their ability to identify fraud risks and plan effective procedures to mitigate fraud risks. Doctoral dissertation, Nyenrode Business University.
  • Verwey I, Asare S (2016). The effect of forensic expertise and time pressure on fraud risk assessment and responsiveness. Working paper, Nyenrode Business University, and University of Florida. Availabe at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2864350
  • Asare S, Verwey I (2020). The determinants of expertise in fraud program planning. Working paper, University of Florida en Nyenrode Business Universiteit. 
  • Asare S, Verwey I (2019). The Joint Effect of Ethical Idealism and Trait Skepticism on Auditors' Fraud Detection. Working paper, University of Florida en Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
  • Verwey I, Bosman T (2019). Wat wetenschappelijk onderzoek ons leert over de fraude-detectievaardigheid van de controlerend accountant. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie 93(9/10): 245-254. https://doi.org/10.5117/mab.93.35766 
  • Verwey, I, Vlasman Y (2020). De eigen perceptie van accountants ten aanzien van fraude: (on)bewust (on)bekwaam? Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (forthcoming).
  • Verwey I, VanBuuren J , Van Nieuw Amerongen N, Asare S (2019). External and Internal Audit Pressure. Working paper, Nyenrode Business University, and University of Florida.
  • Asare S, Van Buuren J, Majoor B, Verwey I (2020). Field Evidence on the Antecedents and Consequences of Partner Leverage in Public Accounting Firms. Working paper, Nyenrode business Universiteit, and University of Florida.