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Accounting for the Future Conference – ACCA’s Global Online Conference Launches with a Focus on 2020

Nov 18, 2015   12:07 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

The future working life of finance professionals will be the central theme to ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) three-day Accounting for the Future conference, which is now open for registration.


The event is broadcast from 24– 26 November, and the sessions will be available for six months.


Looking ahead to 2020, the conference is opened by VIP guest speaker Nick Fry, former CEO of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.


Nick will talk about “What makes for a winning team?”, using his insights from his days in F1. He will make links between the finance profession and the fast-paced and highly competitive world of motor sport and the automotive industry, showing how winning strategies can achieve an organisation’s goals.


Paul Druckman, chief executive of the IIRC will deliver an online lecture called “Why the profession needs to stand up and take its place as the true innovator of the accounting ecosystem in the 21st century.” 


In this timely and engaging lecture, Paul calls on the accountancy profession to take its place in leading the accounting ecosystem into the next stage of its evolution. Druckman sets his arguments in the context of the development of accounting from the father of accounting Luca Pacioli, to the impact of Mervyn King and his work in developing and promoting integrated reporting.


The event will also examine the future of the profession with an engaging keynote lecture by Faye Chua, portfolio head, business insights and Jamie Lyon, portfolio head, business management at ACCA. Called “What the world needs – the future of the profession” their joint presentation is a must for those wondering what the future holds for accounting as a profession with recent reports about robots taking over key jobs from journalism to accountancy.


Chris Quick, head of ACCA Media and one of the conference’s presenters, says: “From tax to professional training, we have a wide-ranging agenda that we hope will engage and inform, as well as give insights into the future.


We are also delighted that we also have an audience with Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board. Hoogervorst will be talking about what is coming next for International Financial Reporting Standards, ten years after IFRS became mandatory across the European Union, and with the spread of IFRS to many countries across the world, the IASB has much to celebrate. But concerns persist and further changes and challenges lie ahead.”


The event is free to attend and ACCA members can get up to 15 CPD units. It will be delivered through live and on-demand videos, lectures and webinars.


Go to for the full programme and to register.


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About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.


ACCA supports its 178,000 members and 455,000 students in 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 95 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.


Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here:

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