In 2023 there have been many developments that have effectively placed accounting education and accounting practice at the cross-roads. Reflecting this, important decisions need to be made now which potentially can have far reaching consequences. The theme will be that: the time for action is now!

In 2023 there have been many developments that have effectively placed accounting education and accounting practice at the cross-roads. Reflecting this, important decisions need to be made now which potentially can have far reaching consequences. The theme will be that: the time for action is now!

For example, we are seeing changing demand for traditional accounting programs; we have seen the development, in very short time, of  reporting standards by the International Sustainability Standards Board which will potentially have significant implications for accounting education and practice; artificial intelligence has developed at an exponential rate and this has raised many issues for accounting education and practice; and, there have been a number of high profile instances where the legitimacy of segments of the accounting profession has been brought into question.

With all this in mind the upcoming AFAANZ Education Forum will have four broad themes:

Challenges for the accounting profession and universities around the issue of changing demand for ‘accounting education’

  • Innovative initiatives to attract students – making accounting more relatable
  • Changing focus of accounting education
  • Changing promotion of programs

The establishment of the ISSB and its implication for accounting education and sustainability reporting

The development and 2023 release of the two reporting standards by the ISSB have attracted much publicity within the accounting profession and more broadly. While widely referred to as ‘sustainability reporting standards’ these standards focus primarily on financial implications rather than social and environmental implications

  • What implications do these standards have for accounting education?
  • What implication do these standards have for the reporting of social and environmental impacts?
  • Have financial reporting standard setters ‘captured’ what they are referring to as ‘sustainability reporting’ and reframed it in a way that focuses on the interests of providers of financial capital?

Recent challenges to the legitimacy of the accounting profession

Rightly or wrongly there has been a deal of negative new media coverage directed to high profile segments of the accounting profession

  • The implications for accounting educators and professional accounting in addressing potential legitimacy threats
  • Embedding ‘ethics’ and ‘accountability’ within accounting education – where, when and how?

In 2023 we have seen rapid development in the development and application of artificial intelligence.

  • What implications does AI have for accounting education?
  • What implications does AI have for accounting research?
  • What implications does AI have for accounting practice?

The conference is once again proudly sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Details:

  • Title:  Accounting at the crossroads
  • Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023
  • Time:  8.30am to 6.15pm AEDT
  • Registration Fee: $80  (for both AFAANZ & RMIT events: $115), PhD Students $50
  • Where: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Level 18, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne

To register:

  • For the AFAANZ Accounting at the crossroads session only, click HERE
  • For the AFAANZ Accounting at the crossroads session only for PhD Students, click HERE
  • For both the AFAANZ Accounting at the crossroads and the RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference 2023, click HERE

The RMIT University Accounting Educators' Conference 2023 is fast approaching!

The conference is once again proudly sponsored by CPA Australia.

  • Theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Curriculum Change in Accounting Education
  • Date: Monday, 27 November 2023
  • Time: 8.30 am -5.00 pm (AEDT) followed by networking drinks
  • Location:  CPA Australia Level 20, 28 Freshwater Place Southbank Vic 3006

The Conference is being held in hybrid mode.

Registration Fee: In-person $50 and online $20 (AUD) (for both AFAANZ & RMIT events: $115)

To register:

  • For the RMIT Accounting Educators Conference in-person only, click HERE
  • For the RMIT Accounting Educators Conference online only, click HERE
  • For both the AFAANZ Accounting at the crossroads and the RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference, click HERE

For any queries, please contact the conference convenors:  Pavithra Siriwardhane and Sonia Magdziarz,  email: aec@rmit.edu.au


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AFAANZ thanks CA ANZ and presenters for a very successful 2021 event. Below are the videos of the sessions from the Forum:

CA ANZ Welcome & Introduction

The following presentations are available for downloading:

Technology in Financial Accounting and Audit

How the teaching of Excel has been embedded into the Accounting Undergraduate subjects at MQ

Insights from the frontline – how tools and technology are shaping the role of graduates

Modern students deserve modern solutions: Interactive, gamified learning

Blockchain in Accounting Education

The following presentations are available for downloading:

MYOB Case Study – University/MYOB collaboration to take more students to cloud and beyond

 


Past Forums

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