Accountants are the new innovators - don’t be left behind!

The world is changing fast, and accountants need to change with it. This year’s online conference looks at how accountants can adapt and lead from the front. A shift is happening, so make sure you are on the right side of the curve. We are here to help that happen.

About this event

Date: 07 December 2022
Location: Online via Zoom - requires registration through Eventbrite Link: Click here!
Time: 09:15 - 16:15
Price: Free
Email: mistryu2@lsbu.ac.uk

The world is changing fast, and accountants need to change with it. This year’s online conference looks at how accountants can adapt and lead from the front. A shift is happening, so make sure you are on the right side of the curve. We are here to help that happen. LSBU Business School & PQ Magazine are back with our 6th Annual Conference organised to discuss the important issues, share best practice, address your learning needs & more! Register through Eventbrite to attend event -> Click here!

Programme:

9.15am: Intro & virtual housekeeping - Neil Hudson-Basing, Corporate Events Manager, LSBU

9.20am: Welcome & scene setting - Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean, LSBU Business School, Graham Hambly, Editor, PQ Magazine

9.30am: Keynote Speech: Can accountants really be innovators or are they stuck in the past? - Lord Sikka

10am: How can accountants ensure they are innovators first and accountants second? - Professor Richard Murphy, Chartered Accountant and Founder, Tax Justice Network

10.30am: Comfort break

10.40am My personal journey through COVID-19 and how the NHS coped with the pandemic: Claire Gravil, Head of Finance, Direct Commissioning COVID Vaccination Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement

The LSBU NHS finance placement scheme update, along with some Student’s on placement - Sotiris Kyriacou, University College of London NHS Hospital Foundation Trust / Alister D'souza, NHS Clinical Education Administration Manager, CNWL – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and NHS Finance placement student / Elmas Solak, current LSBU student and recently completed NHS Finance Placement

11.30am: Jobs, Jobs, jobs: Evie Courtier, Content Editor, GAAPweb

12pm: Innovation - a global preceptive: Nilushika Alwis, CIMA - Vice President - Global Business Services at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Clive Webb, Head of Business Management - P&I Team, ACCA

12.45pm: Lunch

1.15pm: Keynote speech: If you don’t want to be left behind then it really is time to become an innovator - Chris Argent, Founder and Managing Director, Generation CFO

2pm: Blockchain benefits: the evidence so far - Dr Ross Thompson, Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance, Arden University

2.30pm: Integrating carbon accounting into the curriculum: Professor Ian Thomson, Director, Lloyds Banking Group for Responsible Business and University of Birmingham

How can firms become net zero now, some practical advice - David Rothera, Climate Project Manager, Net Zero Now

3.15pm: Roundtable Discussion Usha Mistry, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, LSBU / David Fredrick, Marcus Bishop Associates Ltd / Kate Anna Phelan, Head of Product, Eintech and more!

4.10pm: Closing remarks

4.15pm: Close