ACCA Mid-year Member Business Breakfast
How technology is reshaping the role of the accountant
- insights into staying in front of the trends
Please join us to discuss ACCA’s latest report on ‘Technology trends: Impact on the international accountancy profession".
John Winter, head of ACCA Australia and New Zealand, along with guest speaker Daniel Walls, Director & Co-founder of Fathom Applications, will share findings from our latest research as well as present a compelling case study on how the latest technology trends (digitalisation, mobility, social media etc) are reshaping the role of accounting professionals.
Topics for discussion will include:
· Overview on the technology changes in Australia
· Australia’s competitive advantages compared to the rest of Asia Pacific and the USA - is Australia a leader, ladder or adaptor?
· The changes to businesses brought on by technology trends
· How technology is reshaping the roles of accounting professionals
Director & Co-founder
Daniel Walls is a director and co-founder of Fathom (www.fathomhq.com), a cloud-based management reporting and financial analysis application for accountants and business advisors.
Daniel holds a keen interest in online technology trends that impact the accounting profession. He is a great believer in cloud-based tools that emphasise simplicity, usability and a visual approach to presenting financial information.
Daniel has over ten years’ experience developing online financial & non-financial reporting applications. Previously, he worked for Crowe Horwath where he helped lead the development of Open Measures, a KPI benchmarking & peer comparison tool and Analysis-One, an online financial modelling tool.
Head of ACCA Australia & New Zealand
John became Head of ANZ for ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, in September 2011. Prior to this, John worked as a senior marketing and communications professional across industries including business services, recruitment, banking and finance. A key focus of his approach has been the creation of thought-leadership research, especially in the areas of workplace and industry trends. One of the last research pieces that John oversaw prior to joining ACCA was a white paper on the future role and challenges of the CFO.
Earlier in his career John was Head of Economic Research for a major professional services firm. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) from UNSW.
Friday, 24 May 2013
7.30 – 9.00am
*Breakfast will be served
Pullman Brisbane King George Square
106 Ann Street (Cnr Ann and Roma Street)
Brisbane QLD 4000
Parking (paid) is available across the road at King George Square carpark or there is limited parking avaialble at the hotel.
ACCA students and members
AUD20.00 per ticket – Early bird discount register by 19 April
AUD30.00 per ticket – standard rate
AUD40.00 per ticket
*One hour of learning is equal to one CPD unit. According to ACCA's CPD policy, you can count this towards your verifiable units if you can apply the learning in your career..