A free online global conference hosted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants will explore the role finance professionals will play in building a stronger and sustainable global economy. The conference aims to create discussion and debate each year about topical issues for the finance profession.
Corporate culture, sustainability and global business service models are the burning issues up for discussion in the sixth annual Accounting for the Future global virtual conference on on 15-18 September 2014.
Four days of video and audio webcast content, on a range of subject matter involving the future of the accountancy profession, will be streamed live and on-demand for the conference.
The themes are risk and culture (Sept. 15); investors and reporting (Sept 16); the impact of changing economies on finance professionals (Sept. 17); the smart finance function (Sept. 18).
The event will also focus on natural capital and how companies are managing their impact and dependency on it, and how reporting influences the decisions of investors.
On the last day of the conference an expert panel of senior finance leaders will discuss how they addressed the issues, challenges and opportunities of the change process in finance transformation, as more CFOs embrace shared services, outsourcing and other global business services models.
"The finance profession is ever-changing, especially with the rapid advancement in technology we have seen in recent years," says Faye Chua, ACCA's head of futures research. "We need to keep up-to-date with the changes and see how beneficial they are to our work and to the profession as a whole."