Leopold-Franzens -Universität Innsbruck

Sabine GRASCHITZ, PhD

She works for the University of Innsbruck since 2012 and obtained her PhD in Management in 2015. Her main research areas are Auditing and Accounting Education. She has coordinated the Erasmus+ strategic partnership International Learning Platform for Accountancy and is active team member within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership “Designing Innovative Pedagogy for Complex Accountancy Topics”.

In 2017 she was co-editor of the international Festschrift “Theory and Practice in Accounting and Auditing” (Theorie und Praxis aus Rechnungswesen und Wirtschaftsprüfung).

Her most recent research project, that is sponsored by the Austrian National bank, deals with audit oversight and stability of financial market. In June 2019 she will be awarded for being on the shortlist of the Austrian Federal prize “Ars Docendi” for the ILPA project and its implementation.

Dr. Rudolf STECKEL

Dr. Rudolf Steckel is Professor for Auditing within the Faculty of Business and Management of the University of Innsbruck. He is head of Department of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and chairperson of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business and Management.

He worked for nine years in the Austrian Auditor Supervisory Authority and was Chairman of the Authority for four years. He was also working many years as a member of the Austrian Financial Reporting and Auditing Committee (AFRAC).

Rudolfs’ research interests include auditing, financial reporting, group accounting and business valuation.

Rudolf is a member with AFECA since 25 years and was project coordinator of the last very successful AFECA Erasmus+ project, International Learning Platform for Accountancy (ILPA).