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laskentatoimi

Auditing and Control in Accounting

About the research group

ACA research group conducts high quality international research and education. Basing on its expertise, ACA takes an active role in regional, national and international interaction.

Research

ACA's research activity is nationally and internationally recognized for its high quality and the research group has maintained good relationships with international top researchers. Active and close co-operation between the group members is one of the key success factors of the group. The group produces doctoral dissertations and research that have been published in top scientific journals. In addition, the group publishes its work in national professional outlets.

Education
The members of the ACA research group teach in areas of accounting and auditing at the University of Vaasa. Studies within this field build expertise in financial accounting, auditing and management accounting.

The Master’s degree programme in auditing and control is designed to provide students with a profound competence to work in demanding positions related to financial planning, decision making, auditing and control. Furthermore, the dynamic research group provides an exellent environment for doctoral studies in accounting and auditing.

Societal interaction

Interaction with the surrounding environment is a natural part of ACA research group's activity. The group functions as a producer, disseminator and an adapter of research knowledge.  Group members are recognized and respected as experts in their specific areas at regional, national and international arenas. Participation in legislative work, defining of professional qualifications, and in business world being just some examples.

The research group is headed by Professor Teija Laitinen.

News and events

Project Duration Actors
Digitalisaatio ja laskentatoimi (Digitalization and accounting) - Auditing and control in accounting, Digital Economy, Accounting and Finance
Strategic management, control and analytics in OP group in the digital era. Using AI in analyzing large qualitative empirical data - Auditing and control in accounting, Digital Economy, Accounting and Finance
Information Resilience in a Wicked Environment (IRWIN) - Auditing and control in accounting, Complexity research, Accounting and Finance, Management

Reseach group members

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Virpi Ala-Heikkilä

Virpi Ala-Heikkilä

School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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John Burns

John Burns

Professor
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Tatiana Garanina

Tatiana Garanina

Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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+358294498377
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Tervahovi D318
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Benita Gullkvist

Benita Gullkvist

Senior Researcher
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Tervahovi D317
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Elina Haapamäki

Elina Haapamäki

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Tervahovi D209
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Marko Hanhimäki

Marko Hanhimäki

Doctoral Student
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Tervahovi C215
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Annukka Jokipii

Annukka Jokipii

Professor
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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+358294498482
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Tritonia torni 4. kerros
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Marko Järvenpää

Marko Järvenpää

Professor
School of Accounting and Finance
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Tervahovi D342
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Tuukka Järvinen

Tuukka Järvinen

University Lecturer
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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+358294498484
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Tervahovi D334
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Antti Korhonen

Antti Korhonen

Docent
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Erkki Laitinen

Erkki Laitinen

Professori, Emeritus
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Teija Laitinen

Teija Laitinen

Professor
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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+358294498444
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Tervahovi D307
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Juha Mäki

Juha Mäki

Tutkijatohtori, laskentatoimi
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Kaisa Penttinen

Kaisa Penttinen

Doctoral Researcher
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Rovan Pinto

Rovan Pinto

Grant-Funded Researcher
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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Tervahovi D311
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Mika Ylinen

Mika Ylinen

University Lecturer
School of Accounting and Finance, Accounting
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+358294498074
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Tervahovi D320
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