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Accounting Conference 2020

What challenges will face the finance function of the future? Discover the latest industry developments, tools, techniques and skills you need to advance your career forward.

Whether you’re in a corporate, government or non-profit organisation, this one-day conference will provide you with economic, financial and technical updates, as well as access the latest tools and techniques to add value to your career.

You’ll gain key insights from financial reporting experts, regulators, and industry professionals who will address topical issues affecting finance teams now and into the future. With up to three streams to choose from, sessions are designed to add value to the whole finance team.

Topics include:
  • practical IFRS guidance
  • business-model innovation
  • modern-day slavery and sustainability in supply chains
  • pathway to strategic CFO
  • financial modelling for reporting
  • budgeting and forecasting, business story-telling and becoming a mindful accountant
The conference will look forward to the finance function of the future, through an innovation and transformation lens. It considers the impacts, both locally and globally in meeting financial and external reporting obligations, with a focus on quality and best practices.

Who should attend?
The conference is designed to address the needs of accounting and finance professionals within commerce, government, education and not-for-profit sectors at the following career stages/job functions:
  • Accountants
  • Senior Accountants
  • Analysts
  • Mid-Senior Management
  • Financial Controllers
This is the premier event to gain cutting edge skills to add value to your organisation and enhance your career while networking with like-minded peers.  

What can you expect from the programme?

  • Gain insights on the latest IFRS updates, modern slavery, climate risk business model innovation.
  • Hear from Dr Michael Kollo on how the technological revolution is influencing economic opportunities.
  • How to Fast-track your pathway from analyst to becoming a value-driven strategic CFO
  • Agile approaches to project accounting, business partnering and value creation.
  • Hear practical tips on how to reduce the ‘noise’ with financial reporting disclosures
  • Get practical tips on how yoga and mindfulness techniques can help you manage your work-life balance.
  • Explore how to have ‘out of the box’ innovative thinking skills to help solve accounting problems.

View the full programme for this conference.

Guest speaker highlights

Dr Michael Kollo - Dr Michael G. Kollo is an investment executive, a writer, a speaker and a self-confessed ‘translator’ for technical topics to wider audiences. He is a published Author in the application of machine learning to investing, a contributor to WEF AI / Fintech panel, and a highly respected member of the quantitative community in both the UK and Australia.

Vik Bhandari - Vik is a Director of FRS and his principal focus is the provision of technical accounting and IFRS advice for both clients and the FRS team. He is also responsible for the financial statements quality review process and business development. Prior to joining FRS, he was an Executive Director at Ernst & Young (E&Y) in the audit division and led the financial statements team.

Dr Marc Jones - Marc has a PhD in Strategic Management. He has published over fifty research and practitioner-oriented articles on strategy, international business, corporate social responsibility, and business education. Marc is in his third decade of strategy work encompassing research, teaching, executive development, facilitating, coaching and consulting activities internationally. In Australia, Marc has worked with organisations such as AMP, Suncorp, Westpac, NAB, News Corporation, CSIRO and others.

Camille Woods CA - Chartered Accountant. Corporate Meditation & Yoga Teacher. Camille spilts her time between teaching meditation and accounting. Having I founded Monday Mind, a Yoga and Meditation School for corporates, she offers on-site yoga classes for team building and stress reduction. After working as a financial accountant for 9 years, Camille is an accounting academic at UTS and Macquarie University. Financial Accounting Facilitator for CA ANZ.

Jeff Robson - Jeff is the Managing director of Access Analytic, a Perth-based consultancy that specialises in Power BI data analytics, financial modelling and training. Prior to founding Access Analytic in 2000, he worked in a chartered accounting firm for 6 years.

Petris Lapis - Petris is a consultant, coach, trainer and author who specializes in what has become known as ‘forever skills’. The ones you have throughout your career regardless of change sin innovation or changes in your technical role. She has published several books, hundreds of papers, consulted and presented workshops to the corporate, non-profit and government sectors, participated in the developed of professional training for a number of organisations and coached senior business executives in a range of industries. She has also worked in accounting, law, banking and academia.


View all guest speakers for this conference.

Brisbane | Tuesday 24 March 2020
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Sydney | Monday 30 March 2020
Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney

Melbourne | Monday 4 May 2020
Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Early Bird Member$765
Standard Member$850
Regional Member$680
Group 3 – 5$723
Early Bird Non-Member$918
Standard Non-Member$1020

Going paperless - session papers will be available through the conference app before the conference, with full access being accessible online post conference.

Getting online- Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available onsite.

Registration- please make your way to the Boulevard Level to register and collect your name badge..

Catering - All catering is included in the conference package.

Regional member rate - if you live or work more than 125kms from the venue don’t forget to take advantage of our Regional discount – 20% off the Standard Member price.


Topic: Corporate Finance

Sub-Topic: Financial Reporting

Format: Conference

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 6.5 hours