STUDENTS AND AUDITORS MEET AT TH ASCHAFFENBURG

Category: Englisch

The auditorium filled to capacity at the introductory lecture given by Prof. Robin Mujkanovic (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences) entitled “Auditing – Quo Vadis?”

Prof. Dr. Judith Ehsen-Rühl, Prof. Dr. Frank Althoff, Prof. Dr. Patricia Feldhoff, Prof. Dr. Christopher Almeling, Prof. Dr. Caroline Flick, Prof. Dr. Robin Mujkanovic, Prof. Dr. Joachim Faß und Prof. Dr. Holger Philipps from the seven participating universities

 “Accounting Profession meets Campus”: 7 universities, some 20 companies and 300 students at the 5th Practitioners’ Day


One of Germany’s largest specialised career information fairs for students in the areas of auditing, taxation and accounting took place at TH Aschaffenburg on Saturday, 23 November 2019 at the invitation of the IAART – Institute for Accounting, Auditing, Restructuring & Taxation – with the aim of attracting specialised young talent. Under the motto “Accounting Profession meets Campus”, head of the institute Prof. Patricia Feldhoff along with Prof. Joachim Faß and Prof. Andreas Grau welcomed 300 students to TH Aschaffenburg from a total of seven universities in the Rhine-Main region for the 5th Practitioner's Day.

In his introductory lecture, Professor Robin Mujkanovic of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden focused on current developments in auditing under the title “Auditing – Quo Vadis”. 

In the course of 17 specialised lectures and workshops, students then engaged in discussion with speakers and representatives from auditing and tax consultancy practice to examine current, practice-related issues facing the industry such as “Digitisation of the final audit,” “Bitcoin & Co. in the final audit” and “Brexit is coming! – case study on compliance challenges facing Brexit institutes”.

Some 20 well-known companies and organisations from the auditing and tax consultancy sector were also presented at trade fair stands, including international industry leaders (the “big four”) PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte as well as a number of medium-sized national and international firms. The students made the most of the opportunity to establish practical contacts and find out about the relevant professional fields.

Students enthusiastic about the event
One participant’s statement indicates just how well the event went down with students: “When you watch the speaker, you can see how much he loves his job!” Students also highly appreciated the fact that they were able to exchange ideas and sound out career opportunities with all the protagonists at the fair – ranging from the global big four and larger SMEs operating internationally through to the regionally rooted tax consulting and auditing companies.

The event was held for the second time at TH Aschaffenburg under the auspices of the professors in the fields of accounting, taxation, auditing and business law, who are members of IAART, in cooperation with Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, MittelHessen University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. The first three events in the series (two-year cycle) were held at the partner universities in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Gießen.
As the organisational team said: “Teamwork under Professors Feldhoff, Faß and Grau was extremely smooth, as it was throughout the entire organisational team including the student assistants, technical staff and TH Aschaffenburg admin, so we are able to look back on a very successful event!”