Inaugural Deloitte IAAER Scholars 2013
Deloitte (DTTL) and the International Association for Accounting Education & Research (IAAER) have launched the Deloitte IAAER Scholarship Program. This program aims to bring a broader perspective to local accounting education by providing the link between “local” and “global” accounting developments. This reflects the global progression of the profession and business in general, and in the long term will help raise the quality of accounting, auditing and financial reporting in markets around the world.
Deloitte provided IAAER with a bursary to support five scholars from Brazil, Indonesia, Poland, Romania, and South Africa. Mentors will be assigned to each scholar to support them as they increase their exposure to internationally recognized accounting scholars, best practices in accounting and business education and research, and a global peer network. The Deloitte IAAER Scholarship program provides an opportunity to enhance local accounting teaching modules and research with global insights.
Some well-known and highly accomplished accounting experts have volunteered as mentors to the program. These include former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Katherine Schipper (Duke University); former member of the International Accounting Standards Board, Mary Barth (Stanford University); Chika Saka (Kwansei Gakuin University); Sidney Gray (University of Sydney); and Ann Tarca (University of Western Australia).
Deloitte has had a long-standing commitment to education and skills development, as evidenced through the education-focused community investment program of the Deloitte network, Deloitte21. Through local Deloitte21 programs, Deloitte people apply their skills and experience to support local education programs, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions around the world.
Selection Criteria and Process, and Program details
- The Scholars attend IAAER co-sponsored conferences, workshops, and consortia as well as the IAAER World Congress. Travel, accommodation, and meals to IAAER events are covered by the Scholarship.
- The Scholars receive a mentor(s) appointed for the duration of the Scholarship.
- The Scholars are usually engaged in one or more activity that clearly advances the development of more “global” accounting and auditing practices in their home countries. Examples include:
- Being an observer or active participant in a global working group associated with the development of accounting, auditing, or financial reporting
- Presenting or publishing a paper each year that outlines a local/global accounting, financial reporting, or auditing/assurance matter
- The Scholars are encouraged to engage with their local/national Deloitte member firm office, which can provide a local network of support to the scholar.
- Over time, it is hoped that an Alumni of Deloitte IAAER scholars will be formed providing opportunities for ongoing collaboration with practitioners and peers worldwide.
- The Scholarship will run for three consecutive calendar years.
Each Scholar must:
- Be a sitting lecturer, assistant, or associate professor holding a PhD (or comparable degree) in a faculty that teaches accounting, auditing, or financial reporting.
- Have a minimum of three years of full time experience as a university faculty member.
- Have a proven track record in contributing to the development of effective accounting/financial reporting and/or auditing in the local market. This could include contributing to the public discussion through public speaking, media engagement, research, study, practice, ongoing work experience, etc.
- Have demonstrated engagement with local stakeholders to progress effective accounting and financial reporting practices – attended meetings, contributed to regulatory expressions of interest, etc.
- Have demonstrated some knowledge of “foreign” market and globally significant accounting, financial reporting, or auditing issues and trends.
- Be able to articulate a clear vision for the future of financial reporting and/or auditing in the local market.
- Be fluent in English.
Future Deloitte IAAER Scholarship
If you are interested in becoming a future scholar, contact your local IAAER institutional member or the IAAER Director of Research and Educational Activities.
The next round of scholarships will open in 2016, with applications considered in 2015.