To celebrate the 26th Anniversary of ICMA’s incorporation in Australia, a symposium in titled ‘The Frontiers of Accounting 2022’ was held at La Trobe University City Campus, Melbourne, Australia on 7th November 2022 to discuss the future direction of various themes related to accounting. The speakers were leading academics and professionals who had been asked to provide their views on specific frontier areas of financial reporting, management accounting, governance and sustainability.
Prof Michael Tse, Global Chairman ICMA gave the Welcome Address, which was followed by Prof Paul Mather, Head, La Trobe Business School who gave a talk on “How ESG creates value and why SMEs should act now”. This was followed by Prof. Damminda Alahakoon, La Trobe University who presented on “The Role of AI and Big Data in Digital Transformation”
Prof Brendan O’Connell, RMIT University & President, ICMA then showed “How A.counting and Finance Professionals Can Help in Climate Action”. This was followed by a talk by Prof Janek Ratnatunga, CEO ICMA on “Green Swan: The Existential Cost of the Plastic Pandemic”.
Next was a talk by Dr. Chris D’Souza, CFO, ICMA(ANZ) on “The 6-S Philosophy of Project Management: Navigating Your Organisation Through Covid-19 & Beyond!”
Prof Janek Ratnatunga, CEO ICMA gave the final talk on “”Valuation and distress analysis in the post COVID era.”
The symposium closed at 4.30 pm