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Geir Haaland

Associate Professor

Study program manager Masters` program in Accounting and Auditing

9I271 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Geir Haaland is Associate Professor in auditing and accounting at the Department of Economics at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He holds a Master of Accounting and Auditing from NHH Norwegian School of Economics, and is certified as a state authorized public accountant.

Haaland's professional interests include auditing, corporate governance, financial accounting and the work of Board of Directors. In conjunction with the IFRA research project, funded by The Research Council of Norway, which researched, he co-authored the resarch article "Multi-mode standardisation and comparability: Norway's failed attempt to adopt the IFRS for SMEs" published in Accounting and Business Research.

Haaland has published articles in the journals Revisjon og Regnskap and MAGMA and he has authored an exercise book in accounting.

Haaland heads the University of Agder’s Master’s Program in Accounting and Auditing, which he helped establish in 2015. For a number of years, he has also been a lecturer in auditing at the University of Stavanger, and he is a widely used speaker on a series of topics within accounting and auditing.

As a former partner and regional unitleader of PwC Agder, Haaland was the independent auditor of a number of companies of general interest, in addition to a multitude of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Haaland is a member of the Norwegian Council for Economic and Administrative Education’s Committee for Accounting and Auditing. He is the chair of the examination committee for Practical test for auditors and the School of Business and Laws point of contact in relation to The Norwegian Institute of State Autherized Public Accountants and Regnskap Norge (The Authorized Accountants' Association).

He remains in touch with the field of practice through a minor position at the auditing firm Revisjon Sør.

Courses and teaching

  • Auditing (RE 401, RE 400, BE 312, RE 300)
  • Corporate Governance (BE 211)
  • Accounting (BE 100, RE 301, BE 315, BE 317) 

Work experience

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) 1984 - 2005 

 Auditing and Industry experience (alphabetic order)

  • Agder Energi (Power production and supply, etc.)
  • Agderforskning (Research foundation)
  • Fædrelandsvennen (Newspaper)
  • Hakon-gruppen (Supermarkeds)
  • Herman Hansen Mek Verksted (Mechanical industry)
  • Hydralift (Cranes and offshore projects)
  • Kristiansand Dyrepark (Zoo and Amusement park)
  • Kristiansand Kino (Cinema)
  • Spareskillingsbanken (Banking)
  • Strømmestiftelsen (Aid)
  • Sørlandskonsult (Consulting Engineers)
  • Vest Agder Sentralsykehus (Helathcare)


Academic interests

Auditing, accounting, corporate governance 


Internationalization of financial reporting and auditing https://ifra.uia.no/

Selected publications

  • 2020: Practical test for auditors. Revisjon og regnskap 4/20 s. 20 - 24
  • 2019: Master's thesis in accounting and auditing Magma 1/19 s.17 - 20
  • 2019: Key matters in auditing. Revisjon og Regnskap 1 /19  s. 22 – 26
  • 2014: Materiality in auditingRevisjon og Regnskap  6 /14 s. 25 – 31


General outreach


  • Updating on the accounting and auditing regulations (2022)
  • New ISA 315 - Implications for the auditing process (2022)
  • Management of accounting firms (2022)
  • New ISA 315 - Identification and assessment of the risk of misstatement in the financial statements (2022)
  • Simplifications and changes in the annual accouning rules for small and medium sized enterprises (2022)
  • Selected topics related to the auditing process (2021)
  • Selected topics related to municipal financial audit (2021)
  • Effective samling in auditing (2021)
  • The importance of new money laundering regulations for various industries (Breakfast seminar 2020)
  • Selected topics in auditing (2019)
  • How to make use of your independent auditor (Breakfast seminar 2018) 
  • Upcoming legislative changes in the business area (Breakfast seminar 2017)       
  • From Corporate Risk to Audit Risk Assessment and Management (2016)
  • Board responsibility and dividend (Breakfast seminar 2015)
  • Accounting regulations (2015)
  • Risk assessment and management in audit (2015)
  • Descartes in the teaching (The World Bank 2015)
  • Audit documentation, risk management and evidence (2013)
  • New ISA - standards in Auditing (2010)
  • Effective collection of evidence in auditing (2010)
  • Advanced auditing (2009)
  • Accountancy for practitioners (2008)
  • Controlling for Payroll Controllers (2008)

Scientific publications

  • Haaland, Geir (2017). REVISJON oppgaver og løsningsforslag. ISBN: 978-82-02-52322-0. Cappelen Damm Akademiske. s 454.
  • Haaland, Geir (2023). Nye ISA 315 – Identifisering og vurdering av risikoene for vesentlig feilinformasjon.
  • Haaland, Geir (2023). Ny regnskapsførerlov - en oversikt.
  • Haaland, Geir (2022). Oppdatering regnskaps- og revisjonsreguleringen gjeldende fra 2022.
  • Haaland, Geir (2022). Nye ISA 315 - konsekvenser for revisjonsprosessen.
  • Haaland, Geir (2022). Styring av regnskapsførerforetak.
  • Haaland, Geir (2022). Ny ISA 315 - Identifisering og vurdering av risikoene for vesentlig feilinformasjon i årsregnskapet.
  • Heskestad, Terje; Haaland, Geir (2022). Forenklinger og endringer i årsoppgjørsreglene for små og øvrige selskap.
  • Haaland, Geir (2021). Effektive utvalg i revisjon.
  • Haaland, Geir (2021). Utvalgte temaer knyttet til kommunal finansiell revisjon.

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