Joost van Buuren is professor of Auditing & Assurance and he teaches BSc Auditing Theory and the MSc Auditing Research course at the Nyenrode Business School. Further, he is engaged in academic research regarding audit quality and audit methodology. This research is conducted in cooperation with international academics in auditing research, like prof. dr. Arnold Wright (Northeastern University, USA) and prof. dr. Stephen Asare (University of Florida). The research is presented at the leading academic conferences and workshops.
In June 2009, Joost defended his doctoral thesis “On the nature of auditing: The Audit Partner Effect. Research on the effect of individual Audit Partners on Audit Quality and the Information Dynamics of Accounting Data.” This thesis provides empirical evidence that the nature of auditing is principally ‘dynamic and organic’ and that the level of audit quality delivered is primarily dictated by ‘humaneness’: human capabilities and human behavior.
Joost studied Accountancy at the Windesheim University of Professional Education in Zwolle. In 1997 he joined Ernst & Young as an auditor. He was involved in the auditing of international financial services firms, (inter-) national trading companies, and municipalities.
In 2002, Joost won the Nyenrode Award 2002 for his essay based on the MSc thesis “The lingua franca of the management information function”. In 2003, Joost enrolled as a chartered accountant with the Royal NIVRA. Although he enjoyed working for Ernst & Young, Joost decided to become an academic at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in 2004.
In addition to his work at Nyenrode, Joost van Buuren is also the founder of Audit Gaming and LUDUS Serious Gaming Infrastructures B.V. (LUDUS SGI).