Frontiers of Accounting 2022


To celebrate the 26th Anniversary of its incorporation in Australia; the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia & New Zealand) is hosting a symposium to discuss the future direction of various themes related to accounting. The speakers are leading academics and professionals who have been asked to provide their views on specific frontier areas of financial reporting, management accounting, governance and sustainability. 

Who Should Attend? 
Professional Accountants (CMA, AMAs, CAs, CPAs, CIMA, ACCA), Academic Researchers, Financial Analysts & Controllers, Corporate Auditors, Accounting Standard Setters and those interested in Sustainability and Governance

Symposium Fees - $550 (inclusive of 10% GST) 

Early Bird Symposium Fees: $330 (inclusive of 10% GST) - Early Bird registration closes 15 Oct 2022 

Special Offer: Members get 90% discount (please email to obtain a discount code)


Professor Brendan O’Connell is President of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He was formerly Head of Accounting and a Professor at RMIT University. He has worked as an analyst and bond dealer with major investment banks and has been employed in leading universities in the US, Australia and Asia including Monash University and the University of Richmond in Virginia.
Professor Janek Ratnatunga is CEO of Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has held appointments at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Australian National University in Australia, and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked with KPMG.
Dr Chris D’Souza is currently the COO (Int) and CFO of CMA Australia. After a successful career spanning over three decades in professional practice as well as in corporate management, Dr Chris D’Souza decided to retire from full time corporate employment to work for the betterment of the accounting profession.
Professor Paul Mather was formerly Head of La Trobe Business School. He has held appointments at Monash University, London School of Economics and the University of Liverpool Management School. Prior to becoming an academic, he was with the Melbourne and London offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Professor Damminda Alahakoon is the Founding Director of the Research Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC) at La Trobe University. His research is focused on the areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Data Analytics, Text and Social Media Analytics, Business Intelligence, and the harnessing of such theories for practical tools and innovative technology for the industry.

Discussion Topics

  • Green Swan: The Existential Cost of the Plastic Pandemic
  • The Impact of Big Data and Data Analytics on Management Accounting
  • Valuation and distress analysis in the post COVID era
  • Finance Leadership during a Crisis Respond, Recover and Reimagine
  • How Accounting and Finance Professionals Can Help in Climate Action
  • Post COVID-19 Opportunities for Businesses and How Senior Finance Professionals Can Help
  • Importance of Integrated Reporting, Climate Change Reporting & Environmental Management Accounting
  • Project Management in a Post-Covid World
  • Drivers of Corporate Success Post COVID 19
November 7th, 2022 9:00 AM through  4:30 PM
La Trobe University City Campus (3rd floor rooms 3.08 and 3.09)
360 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: +61385550387
Event Fee(s)
Symposium Fees (inclusive of 10% GST) - Early Bird Rate $330.00