On March 29, 2019, Prof Dr Henk Langendijk said goodbye as a professor at Nyenrode Business University. In Nyenrode’s Pfizer room, he delivered his farewell speech titled: ‘The (un)true and fair view of the annual financial statements and the position of the auditor.’ His most important advice is to have auditors appointed and paid by umbrella organizations in order to create more impartiality.Langendijk argues that not all annual financial statements are accurate by any means. The auditor plays a key role in this. In his speech, Langendijk focused on the definition of accounting scandals. He discussed the types of mistakes that are made concerning annual financial statements, such as depreciation errors and incorrect recording of company profits, followed by the condemnation of these mistakes and, lastly, the architecture of the auditing world.