ACCT658-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Contemporary Research in Auditing

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course (1) develops students' abilities to identify and understand contemporary auditing issues and related professional problems, and (2) develops a capability to identify, design and conduct research relating to such issues/problems.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to develop a capability in the identification and understanding of contemporary auditing issues and related professional problems, and to develop an ability to identify and conduct research relating to such professional problems.

The material covered in the course will consist of a mixture of research and practitioner articles.  The course will address issues that are shown to be of current concern to auditors and are discussed in professional publications/journals and current research in auditing.  Where possible, students will be encouraged to make linkages between the two.

Once students have successfully completed this course, they should be able to:
(1) demonstrate an ability to identify current auditing issues and the related professional problems;
(2) identify and critically evaluate relevant auditing research;
(3) report the results of current research concerning these problems and show to what extent they deal with the professional issues; and
(4) develop a research design to address an auditing issue which is relevant to the New Zealand and/or international environment.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department


ACIS658, AFIS658

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Meremere 519
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Richard Fisher


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Report 15% Review of Professional Issues
Presentation 5% Review of Professional Issues
Research Review 5% List of research papers
Research Review 25% Report
Research Proposal 35%
Participation 15%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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