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The Critical Role of Effective Audit Teams on Audit Quality at an Engagement Level



CAANZ (previously ICAA)


CAANZ (previously ICAA)


The aim of this project is to examine the critical characteristics of effective audit teams, their processes, and how they influence audit quality at an engagement level. It specifically looks at critical audit team characteristics (structure and composition), the nature of the teams' task, audit team processes and the identification of teamwork skills for team effectiveness, and the influence of these on audit quality.


Initial interviews followed by a survey with audit team members across different levels of seniority ranging from the analyst to a manager from a selected number of Big 4 and medium firms in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.