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Warwick Stent, senior lecturer, started work at Massey University in 2005 and teaches Auditing and Advanced Auditing, as well as occasional Advanced Accounting topics to undergraduate students at the Albany Campus. He was co-author of a text entitled Auditing Notes for South African Students, which is now in its eighth edition.
Research Background, Interests and Working Papers
1988 – completed an Honours thesis which investigated the usage of Audit Engagement Letters by the major audit firms in South Africa at the time and their perceptions relating to engagement letters,
1997 – completed a Masters thesis which investigated the risk of fraud with specific reference to internet banking,
2012 - awarded PhD for research thesis entitled “A Study of Early and Late Adopters of International Financial Reporting Standards in New Zealand”.
Other research interests include further research related to IFRS, audit related issues, the superannuation scheme industry, solicitors trusts, fraud and security in internet environments and Integrated Reporting.
Warwick worked as a manager at Deloitte for six years in New Zealand. He was responsible for managing Learning & Development nationally within Deloitte’s Assurance & Advisory Service line as well as managing a number of audit clients. Prior to moving to New Zealand, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in 1991 and worked in a number of different capacities, including over five years as a senior lecturer at the University of Natal (Durban), South Africa.
When he is not working, Warwick is a keen mountain biker, runner and sea swimmer. He has completed a number of endurance events in South Africa and New Zealand including the Durban Carling Iron Man, Comrades, Two Oceans and Auckland Marathons as well as Mountain Bike Challenges such as the 3 Day 2009 Odyssey (281km), Taupo 80km and most recently, the Attakwas Extreme (121km).
Warwick started work at Massey University in 2005 and teaches Auditing and Advanced Auditing to undergraduate students. His research interests focus on new and emerging initiatives in corporate reporting. This began with his PhD research which was devoted to investigating why New Zealand (NZ) firms chose to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) early or late. More recent interests include Integrated Reporting and Performance Reporting. Prior to joining Massey, Warwick worked as a manager at Deloitte in Auckland for six years. Before moving to New Zealand in 1999, he worked as a teacher, Chartered Accountant and lecturer in South Africa.
Research related to IFRS, audit related issues, the superannuation scheme industry, solicitors trusts, fraud and security in internet environments and Integrated Reporting
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Field of research codes
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability (150100): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Sustainability Accounting and Reporting (150106)