Audit Conference Online 2020

Now available on-demand. The Audit Conference 2020 aims to strengthen your audit practice with knowledge, strategies and issues within the audit industry.

The on-demand version showcases speaker presentations and Q&A sessions from the live conference. Audit Conference  will equip you with up to date technical knowledge, developments and key skills in a landscape of constant change. Gaining key insights from leading subject matter experts, regulators, and fellow practitioners, the conference will also look forward to the future of audit by considering local and global impacts and how audit quality can be further enhanced.

With multiple concurrent session to view, the conference sessions have be designed to add value to your career.

Who should attend?

The conference is designed to address the needs of audit professionals across all industry sectors at the following career stages / job functions:

  • Auditor
  • Senior Auditor
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Principal
  • Audit Partner

S1: The technological revolution and the economic opportunities within

Presented by: Dr Michael Kollo


S2: What is the future of Audit?

Presented by: Peter Rupp, FCA, CA ANZ President, Deloitte & Amir Ghandar, CA, CA ANZ


S3: Accounting standards update – impacts on for-profit entities

Presented by: Aletta Boshoff, BDO & Kevin Frobus, BDO


S4: SMSF – what’s new in 2020?

Presented by: Tracey Besters, CA ANZ


S5: AASB 16 accounting and audit implications

Presented by: Peter Woodley, Grant Thornton


S6: Changes that impact financial statements –changes to special purpose reporting and potential impact

Presented by: Vik Bhandari


S7: Audits of Less Complex Entities – update on the IAASB’s project

Presented by: Matthew Zappulla, FCA, AuASB


S8: Root Cause Analysis – how to get things right

Presented by: Jane Bowen, FCA, National Leader, Audit Quality, BDO


S9: Practical implementation of ASA 540 Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures

Presented by: Rene Herman, AuASB


S10: Opportunities to audit smarter leveraging the tools you already have

Presented by: Amanda Wall, CA, Audit Smarter

S11: What technological advancements really mean for your practice and how you can leverage them

Presented by: Sarah Butler, CaseWare

S12: ASIC’s inspection findings – improving audit quality

Presented by: Doug Niven, ASIC

S13: Accounting Standards update (not for profit)

Presented by: Kevin Frobus CA, BDO and Aletta Boshoff CA, BDO


S14: How to practically audit less complex entities of today

Presented by: Justin Reid, CA


S15: Resilience

Presented by: Rebecca Sebastian, Springfox

S16: Avoid the pitfalls - insights from quality review

Presented by: Christin Schaller, FCA, CA ANZ

S17: Build the Cyber Fitness of your business and avoid being an easy target

Presented by: Adam Selwood & Susie Jones, Cynch

S18: Guidance on the use of Audit technology

Presented by: Tim Austin, CA, AuASB

S19: Using Power BI for business intelligence driven audits

Presented by: Tim Heng, Director, SumProduct

S20: Applying Power BI to Analytical Procedures

Presented by: Jeff Robson

S21: Essential skills for the talent of the future in a technology driven world

Presented by: Geraldine Magarey, CA ANZ


S22: How To Be More Productive In The Digital Age

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.

Amir Ghandar: Amir is Chartered Accountants ANZ’s Reporting and Assurance Leader. After starting his career in a country accounting firm in Northern New South Wales, Amir trained at top tier professional services firms including EY in Australia and London gaining extensive experience in reporting, assurance and regulation. In his role, Amir engages with Chartered Accountants and stakeholders to help shape the profession’s vision on key policy decisions, represent the profession in major forums and reimagine how reporting and auditing can deliver on society's evolving needs.

Peter Rupp - Peter is the CA ANZ 2020 President, he has an extensive professional services background, having worked with Deloitte member firms in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Drawing on more than 25 years’ expertise in the accounting profession, Peter provides specialist assurance and advisory services, including external audit and internal audit, to a wide range of entities across different industries and reporting frameworks.

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.

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.

Tracey Besters  - Tracey is an accountant & financial adviser Tracey understands the pressures of being in public practice, the never-ending deadlines and demands from clients. Tracey is also the co-founder of The Strategy Hub. Within The Strategy Hub business, Tracey and her team have developed practical frameworks; resources & tools to assist professional services firms grow their SMSF revenue and drive a deeper engagement with their clients.

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.



Topic: Audit & Assurance

Sub-Topic: Auditor Liability

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 19 hours