Accounting Conference Online 2020

Now available on-demand. The Accounting Conference 2020 explores the future of finance. Discover the latest industry developments, tools, techniques and skills you need to advance your career forward.

The on-demand version showcases speaker presentations and Q&A sessions from the live conference. Whether you’re in a corporate, government or non-profit organisation, 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 multiple concurrent session to view, the conference 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

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

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.

Conference Programme:


S1: The technological revolution and the economic opportunities within

Presented by: Dr Michael Kollo


S2: Shifting the paradigm for Finance towards business results – Panel Session

Presented by:Dr Michael Kollo, Karen McWilliams, Joyce Low, Steve Lennon


S3: IFRS 16 Leases transition guidance and other practical considerations

Presented by: Kevin Frohbus, Aletta Boshoff


S4: Fast-track pathway from analyst to value-driven strategic CFO

Presented by: Dr Marc Jones


S5: ASIC insights and surveillance areas for 30 June 2020 reporting

Presented by: Kevin Frohbus, Aletta Boshoff


S6: Non-financial risk landscape: climate change, cyber and emerging risks

Presented by: Karen McWilliams and Dr Graham Sinden


S7: Entrepreneurial methods to business model innovation and leading finance transformation

Presented by: Dr Dimitrios Salampasis and Nahshon Pinto


S8: Accounting standards update: For-Profit and Not-For-Profit entities

Presented by: Alison White


S9: Advanced budgeting, forecasting and data visualisation techniques

Presented by: Jeff Robson


S10: Agile approaches to project accounting, business partnering and value creation

Presented by: Dina Gofman CA


S11: From ‘fake news’ to reporting excellence through customer-centric storytelling

Presented by: Heather Watson


S12: Python programming for accountants: use cases and insights for business

Presented by: Andrew Poon


S13: Purposeful and practical yoga habits for the mindful accountant

Presented by: Camille Woods CA


S14: Road to meaningful financial statements through decluttering disclosures

Presented by: Vik Bhandari CA


S15: Modern-day slavery and sustainable supply chains

Presented by: Carsten Primda


S16: Behavioural accounting and impression management for financial decision-making

Presented by: Dr Andreas Hellmann FCA


S17: 'Out of the box’ innovative thinking skills for finance

Presented by: Petris Lapis

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.



Topic: Corporate Finance

Sub-Topic: Financial Reporting

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 16 hours