Audit & Accounting Conference 2019 - Adelaide

Audit & Accounting Conference 2019 - Adelaide

 

    • Tuesday, 14 May, 2019
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      8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Registration
      8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
      Welcome address
      8:45 AM  -  9:30 AM
      S1: Digital 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, navigating today’s rapidly changing digital business environment. Whether you are in practice, commerce, government or elsewhere, join this informative opening session as Peter provides insights into the world of digital, as you start your journey today towards tomorrow’s world.
      9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
      S2: Ethics matters: are you up to date with the Code including NOCLAR?
      In the aftermath of the Banking Royal Commission, and with increasing ethical obligations for accountants in practice and business, ethics should be front of mind for all finance professionals. But is it? Join this session to explore why ethics really does matter for accountants in today’s business world and explore what the changes to the Code of Ethics mean to you.
      10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM
      Morning tea
      10:20 AM  -  11:05 AM
      S3: From the Regulators Perspective – Auditing and Financial Reporting 2019
      Gain insights directly from ASIC ready to prepare for the 2019 auditing and financial reporting season. Hear about ASIC’s focus areas, findings from ASIC’s auditor inspections and financial report reviews, and the issues ASIC anticipates relating to the new accounting standards.
      10:20 AM  -  11:05 AM
      S4: 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.
      11:05 AM  -  11:10 AM
      Room change
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      S5: The Australian Financial Reporting Framework – Are Special purpose financial statements gone?
      Business case for change. What stakeholders have articulated on this topic. What is planned for profit entities. What is planned for NFP’s.
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      S6: Case study in the “art” of business valuations
      Valuations are a constant throughout a business’s lifecycle, from acquisition to purchase price allocation to impairment to sale. In addition to valuations for accounting purposes, valuing a business means solving real world problems over the life of a company, with the needs for valuations and the accompanying assumptions varying significantly depending on the requirements. This session takes a forensic look at a progressive case study to investigate cases where valuations were needed and shed light on the decision-making process. Join this session to gain an understanding of the unusual issues values need to consider and the “art” or judgement required to form an opinion.
      11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
      S7: 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.
      12:00 PM  -  12:05 PM
      Room change
      12:05 PM  -  1:05 PM
      S8: Analytics for Audit – What and How and Why? PLUS SMSF – What’s new in 2019?
      12:05 PM  -  1:05 PM
      S9: 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 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.
      12:05 PM  -  1:05 PM
      S10: Aiming Beyond What’s Possible: Top 5 Ingredients for Bold Finance Transformation
      In this engaging and practical session we will share the top 5 ingredients for bold finance transformation beyond what you have thought is possible and sharing tips you can apply to your organisation whatever its size or industry.
      1:05 PM  -  1:50 PM
      Networking lunch
      1:50 PM  -  2:50 PM
      S11: ASA 570 a practical guide to assessing going concern PLUS ACNC – What’s new in 2019?
      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.
      1:50 PM  -  2:50 PM
      S12: 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.
      1:50 PM  -  2:50 PM
      S13: 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.
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      2:50 PM  -  3:10 PM
      Afternoon tea
      3:10 PM  -  4:05 PM
      S14: ASA 540 & ASA 315. Are you ready for them?
      Background for the case for change. What's changed in practical terms. How to apply the revised requirements in a smaller client environment.
      3:10 PM  -  4:05 PM
      S15: 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.
      3:10 PM  -  4:05 PM
      S16: 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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      4:05 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Room Change
      4:10 PM  -  4:55 PM
      S17: 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.
      4:55 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Conference Close
      5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
      "Have a drink on us" Networking Function
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