From analog auditor to digital super hero - a collaborative project to meet future labor market demands

Reference number
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för Industriell Ekonomi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 177 920
Project duration December 2017 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-03469-en

Purpose and goal

The project has resulted in collaboration between academia and industry both locally and at the national level. Locally, the project manager has worked at PwC as part of different audit teams. Collaboration at the national level has mainly taken place through participation in seminars arranged by The Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors, which aimed to interpret and discuss the new competence requirements of authorized auditors. Finally, the project has strengthened collaboration among universities which educate students in auditing.

Expected results and effects

Collaboration between academia and the industry has taken place at several different levels, ranging from the local context to national collaboration. The project contributes to adapting the auditor´s education in the future and thus meeting the future labor market´s demands on competence and education for auditors. From LTUs perspective, the project has contributed with practical knowledge that can be implemented in the education. From PwC´s perspective, the project contributes to an opportunity to improve audit education at LTU and their future employees.

Planned approach and implementation

The project manager started to review the literature as a starting point for the project. Different methods such as participation, observation and reflection have been consistently been used in the project to create an understanding of future competences and educational requirements for future auditors. Finally, the project has enabled interaction with The Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors, auditing firms and other universities, which educate future auditors. The main findings of the project are summarized into a Conference publication.

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