Accounting Conference 2023

Online Conference - 25 May 2023

With important changes impacting finance professionals, this conference will help you to keep pace with the latest developments in accounting standards, business, technology and management.

The Accounting Conference 2023 is a vital online event that can guide you through uncertain times. Delivered over one full day, the content balances technical updates with business acumen skills and knowledge.

Technical sessions include expert presentations on the latest accounting standards and ASIC monitoring, as well as developments in sustainability reporting and climate related disclosures.

Also featured are sessions that can help you address current staffing challenges. From finding and keeping the right people, to reducing conflict, enhancing wellness and boosting performance.

Who should attend?
This informative conference is designed for accounting and finance professionals within public practice, commerce, government, education and not-for-profit organisations. The content has been tailored to the following career stages/job functions:
  • Accountants (Financial and Management)
  • Senior Accountants (Financial and Management)
  • Financial Analysts
  • Mid-Senior Management (Accounting)
  • Financial Controllers
  • Chief Financial Officers.

Learning outcomes
Keep up to date with changes to accounting standards, ASIC and legal issues:
  1. Learn from three dedicated not-for-profit sessions
  2. Understand the details of sustainability reporting
  3. Discover how to attract and retain the very best talent
  4. Boost your efficiency through analytics, cyber security and automation.
Conference features:
  • Flexible and affordable online delivery
  • Earn up to 17 CPD hours: 5 hours for attending plus up to 12 hours for recorded sessions
  • Access recorded sessions and materials for up to 90 days
  • Complete your learning from any location.

View the full programme outline

Below are just some of the key topics you can look forward to hearing at the conference:

  • Panel Session: Corporate Reporting - Making a Difference in Uncertain Times
  • Sustainability and climate related disclosure reporting - what you need to know. 
  • Understanding professionalisation of the accounting workforce in the Public Sector
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Data Secrets you need to know to unlock the metrics that matter.
  • Making decisions with confidence 
  • ASIC Update
  • Accounting standards update
  • How to help clients see, and take action to address, financial stress early
  • Leverage your story - and improve your results - using digital marketing
  • The future of analytics and financial reporting 
  • How to develop effective strategic risk reporting
  • Conflicts of interest - how to identify, evaluate and address
  • Inclusive leadership playbook: practical DEI delivery for your practice
  • Accounting updates for the NFP sector
  • Advanced use of AI and Automation in Accounting
  • Attracting, selecting and keeping talent in a challenging market
  • Managing business risk in the face of extreme weather and cyber hacks
  • Moving beyond compliance to strategic advisor
  • Supply chain resilience: Debits, credits, rounding, and balances - just not of the kind you are used to
  • How to use ChatGPT to reduce workload pressure and increase capacity
  • How To Be The Commander Of Calm In A Sea Of Chaos

View the full speakers list

Below are some speakers you can look forward to hearing from at the conference:

  • David Madon         International Federation of Accountants 
  • Nikole Gyles        Australian Accounting Standards Board
  • Linda Benson CA    A2 Milk 
  • Amir Ghandar FCA    CA ANZ 
  • Siobhan Hammond        Australian Accounting Standards Board 
  • Paul Dobson        Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 
  • Karen McWilliams FCA    CA ANZ 
  • Paul Helm FCA    New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 
  • Amy Fox FCA    Department of Finance 
  • Aletta Boshoff        BDO 
  • Kevin Frohbus        BDO  
  • Jill Lawrence        CA ANZ 
  • Natalie Johnston CA    SA Water 
  • Julie McKay        Pricewaterhousecoopers 
  • Leatigaga Jason Tualima     CA    New Zealand Ministry for Pacific Peoples 
  • Professor Nicholas McGuigan CA        Monash Business School 
  • Hayley Jarick         Supply Chain Sustainability School 
  • Petris Lapis        Artisan Of Change
Online Conference

25 May 2023
8.30am to 3pm AWST
10.30am to 5pm AEST


Topic: Ethics & Integrity, Future Focused, People & Leadership, Reporting

Sub-Topic: Business Reporting, Leadership, Sustainability

Format: eConference

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: Upto 17 hours