Auditing and Assurance for Listed and Non-Listed Entities Conference (AALNEC)

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2020 at 9am
Deakin Downtown

Event details

The inaugural Audit and Assurance for Listed and Non-Listed Entities Conference (AALNEC) is being hosted by Deakin Business School, Department of Accounting and the Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG) of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA).

ALLNEC is a premier event for academics and non-academic delegates who wish to hear keynote speakers and international presenters, representing the international auditing academia, accounting professionals in practice and in business and the standard setters and regulatory bodies. ALLNEC will provide critical exposure to significant emergent research, as well as addressing today's current issues and trends in the worldwide arena.

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Keynote speakers

Professor W. Robert Knechel, University of Florida
Mr Amir Ghandar, CAANZ

Other presenters

Mr Bill Edge, FRC
Professor Roger Simnett, AuAASB
Mr Michael Bray, KPMG

The three panel sessions combining academics and practitioners will cover topics such as:

  • Assurance of integrated reporting
  • The nature of assurance of non-listed Entities and regulatory challenges
  • The future of audit (data analytics, audit quality).

Link to a journal

ALLNEC is linked with the International Journal of Auditing (an A-ranked journal). One of the co-hosts of the conference is Dr Ilias G Basioudis, who is an editor of the International Journal of Auditing.

Authors of the inaugural AALNEC papers will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their research with Ilias, as well as with the journal's editor-in-chief, Professor David Hay, and another editor of the journal, Professor Robyn Moroney.

High-quality papers will be shown during the conference. Authors of those papers will be encouraged to submit them to the journal as a fast-track to submission will be offered.

Location and access

This is a two-day conference held at Deakin Downtown from 9am–5pm each day. A dinner will also be held on Thursday 27 February in the Melbourne CBD.

Deakin Downtown features meeting rooms that accommodate between four and 16 people, and four multi-purpose rooms that can be set in various layouts to seat between 20 and 230 people.

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Call for papers

Call for papers are now closed.


ALLNEC is sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), ACCA, UniSuper, Caseware and Audit Analytics.


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Key information

Date and time

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2020
9am–5pm both days


Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2 
727 Collins Street
Victoria 3008

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Accommodation with preferential rates will soon be suggested.