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Jan Bouwens

Financial Times: Proven audit solutions are being overlooked

In a letter to the Financial Times Jan Bouwens, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses measures to improve the quality of auditing in financial statements. He says recent recommendations “appear to reflect incidents rather than factors systemically affecting…

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City AM: Debate: Will the new recommendations from the CMA help rebuild trust in the audit sector?

Jan Bouwens, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the audit industry and proposals from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). “Policy change is needed, and proposals in the Kingman Review to strengthen accountability and the regulatory regime…

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Financial Times: Abandoning quarterly reporting would increase the cost of capital

Professor Jan Bouwens, Visiting Lecturer at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes in a letter to the FT about President Trump’s plans to replace quarterly earnings reports in the US by a six-month system. Professor Bouwens says this is not a…

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Financial Times: Evidence does not support ‘conflict of interest’ worries

Jan Bouwens, Professor of Management Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes a letter to the Financial Times in response to suggestions that the Big Four accounting firms be broken up. “The worry raised by critics of firms that provide…

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Curbing earnings manipulation

Incentive-based contracts can lead to earnings manipulation, but a new study co-authored by Professor Jan Bouwens of Cambridge Judge finds those risks can be reduced through "organisation identity" by managers. Just weeks after appointing a new CEO in 2014, British…

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