Accounting Conference 2019 - Sydney

Accounting Conference 2019 - Sydney

 

    • Monday, 8 April, 2019
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      8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
      Registration
      8:45 AM  -  8:55 AM
      Welcome address
      8:55 AM  -  9:40 AM
      S1: Disruptive innovation: seize the day
      Peter Williams, Chartered Accountant and technology titan, was recently named one of Australia’s Top Digital Influences. As Chief Edge Officer and CEO of Deloitte Digital Peter’s focus is on digital innovation and helping boards and senior executives navigate today’s rapidly changing digital business environment. Join this informative opening session as Peter provides insights into the world of digital and the role of finance professionals, as you start your journey today towards tomorrow’s world.
      9:40 AM  -  9:45 AM
      Room change
      9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM
      S2: Insights from ASIC
      Gain insights directly from ASIC ready to prepare for the 2019 financial reporting season. Hear about ASIC’s focus areas, findings from ASIC’s financial report reviews, and the issues ASIC anticipates relating to the new accounting standards.
      9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM
      S3: Aiming Beyond What’s Possible: Top 5 Ingredients for Bold Finance Transformation
      Finance leader Marina Trusa brings design thinking, innovation and zest to the transformation of finance teams. Marina has extensive international experience having worked in fintech, investment banking and financial services. In her most recent role at Sydney Water, she is driving a creation of a new finance engagement model and capability. In this engaging and practical session Marina will share her top 5 ingredients for bold finance transformation beyond what you have thought is possible, sharing tips you can apply to your organisation whatever its size or industry.
      9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM
      S4: Are you prepared for the data literacy revolution?
      Data science, data led decisions, data led insights – these are all terms being increasingly applied in commercial, government, and not-for-profit contexts. Are you ready to take your place in the conversation? Learn the language and mindset of data science to increase your data literacy and prepare to take your place in the data revolution.
      10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM
      Morning tea
      10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
      S5: Accounting standards update
      Discover what’s new in the world of financial reporting for 2019. With changes across the spectrum, attend this session to find out the latest on special purpose reporting, hear transition learnings for the new revenue standard - whether you are dealing with for-profit or not-for-profit entities - and learn what else is on the horizon.
      10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
      S6: Innovation mindset: lessons from an entrepreneur
      Clary Castrission, social entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the 40K Group relies on innovative approaches as he tackles complex problems daily in bringing education to some of the most disadvantaged children in rural India and Cambodia. Learn from his experience and insights as he walks you through practical tools you can use to innovate in your organisation.
      10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
      S7: Leveraging data through Power BI
      Explore the potential to leverage data with Power BI and the Excel suite as you learn about the latest enhancements enabling business insights. Discover tricks and tips to deal with large, multi-source data sets and dirty data as you develop your DIY analytics and data visualisation skills in this practical session with our regular Excel MVP experts from Sumproduct.
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      11:50 AM  -  11:55 AM
      Room change
      11:55 AM  -  12:55 PM
      S8: Evolution in Corporate Reporting: management commentary for greater insights
      For many entities in Australia, moving to full integrated reporting is not yet a reality. Providing meaningful information through the management commentary is one way to communicate integrated information to stakeholders through the corporate reporting suite. Explore the options to enhance reporting and hear the AASB’s latest on proposed new guidance on the management commentary and commentary from the corporate perspective.
      11:55 AM  -  12:55 PM
      S9: Industry insight: Business partnering in action
      Explore what makes a business partner successful in achieving overall corporate goals and objectives. Learn how to gain traction through the rest of the business with this panel of senior business managers and experienced business partners. And take the opportunity to ask them what they would do in your position.
      11:55 AM  -  12:55 PM
      S10: Embracing Robotic Process Automation during the evolution of Finance
      This session explores the significant opportunities that Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation presents for the finance function in this digital era. Explore how these technologies have been applied successfully across finance, through case studies and practical examples. The session also reviews the results of the global survey on RPA, drawing insights from leading organisations around the world on the adoption of robotics in finance, as well as sharing KPMG's client experience in RPA implementation.
      12:55 PM  -  1:40 PM
      Networking lunch
      1:40 PM  -  2:40 PM
      S11: Governance, Culture & Ethics - why they matter and what to do next
      Governance, culture and ethics have never been more relevant across Australian business. Noting that the full title of the Hayne Royal Commission featured the word ‘misconduct,’ this session explores why ethical business practices and corporate governance really do matter for accountants in today’s business world as well as looking at practical ways to interpret and communicate new guidance on ethics and whistleblowing. What does the 2019 governance landscape look like for accountants and finance professionals who play a vital role in driving, assessing and reporting the operations of their business? Why does this matter? What should we do next to pay more than lip service to these issues?
      2:40 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Afternoon tea
      3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      S12: IFRS 16 Leases: practical insights to consider during your transition
      Are you ready to transition to IFRS 16? Attend this session to gain insights into the commercial impacts and practical considerations being introduced by IFRS 16, and hear how they could impact your organisation. Determine what action you need to take in order to prepare your organisation for the new leasing landscape.
      3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      S13: How to have exceptional emotional intelligence
      Studies have found that emotional intelligence and self control are the greatest predictors of success in life. The ability to be self aware and form good working relationships is more important than your technical ability or IQ. Discover the simple steps you can take (and teach to those around you) to improve your emotional intelligence and your relationships with colleagues, clients and others. In a world where artificial intelligence can perform technical skills more accurately and rapidly than professionals, good emotional intelligence is essential to our future success.
      3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      S14: Creating value through Blockchain and cryptocurrencies: the real story
      What do Blockchain and cryptocurrency really mean and what are the opportunities for business and the finance team? And what about the risks that come with such wholesale change to business processes. Learn this and more as you look beyond the hype and walks through these new technologies in a business setting.
      4:00 PM  -  4:05 PM
      Room change
      4:05 PM  -  4:55 PM
      S15: Storytelling secrets that influence people and inspire action
      Discover the power of storytelling to advance your career, influence people and change the future. Mark Jones is a master storyteller and former journalist who’s interviewed global leaders and unlocked the secret to truly effective communications – for individuals and organisations. Mark will share his storytelling secrets to change the way you write reports, speak with colleagues, report to the board, or stand and deliver that all-important presentation. Join us as we wrap up the conference with this inspiring and practical session.
      4:55 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Conference Close
      5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
      Networking Function
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