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The research group Accounting (KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, campus Brussels) is looking for a doctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of ‘auditing’ with preferred starting date October 1st 2020 (or earlier). This vacancy will remain open until filled.
Topic: Essays in Auditing
This project aims at conducting novel and high-quality research to address economic questions in the field of (external) auditing. Auditing is a monitoring mechanism that aims to safeguard the credibility and quality of financial reporting. High-quality audits are important as they support public trust and confidence in financial reporting, which contributes to financial system stability. In our research group, we typically conduct empirical (archival) studies using large public and proprietary financial and/or other databases. We refer to the following link for further details regarding research activities within our research group: https://feb.kuleuven.be/research/accounting-finance-insurance/Accounting.
In this project we will investigate a number of research questions that relate (but are not limited) to: auditor regulation; audit market competition; the quality of external audit assurance; and external auditing in industries characterized by systemic risk. The specific focus of the project will be determined in consultation with the candidate, based on prior experiences or interests.
Besides conducting academic research, a small proportion of your time will be devoted to teaching-assistance and the supervision of a limited number of master theses.
Prof. Dr. Tom Van Caneghem
Prof. Dr. Ines Simac
Your job will consist of the following main activities:
We offer employment as a full-time doctoral researcher for a maximum period of 4 years (pending positive yearly evaluations).