The Frontiers of Accounting Symposium at RMIT University

Professor Brendan O’Connell, President ICMA, opening the Symposium and inviting Dr John Miller, ICMA Patron to give the Welcome address.

The annual ‘The Frontiers of Accounting’’ was held at RMIT University 21st November 2019 to discuss the future direction of various themes related to accounting. The speakers were leading academics and professionals who were asked to provide their views on specific frontier areas of financial reporting, management accounting, governance and sustainability.

Prof John Miller, AO, Patron ICMA gave the Welcome Address, which was followed by talks by Prof Damminda Alahakoon and Prof Paul Mather, both of La Trobe University who gave an Overview of Big Data and Data Analytics and Accounting in the 4th industrial revolution: The Role of Big Data.

The other speakers were Prof Carol Tilt of the University of South Australia who talked on “GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, and their Applicability to Developing Countries”; Mr Clinton Marks of Robert Half on “The Finance Function in a Digital Era”; Prof Paul De Lange, University of Tasmania on “Accounting Skills Required for Employment”; Prof Nava Subramaniam of RMIT University on “Mergers, Restructures and Not-For-Profit Sector: Potential Roles of Management Accounting Controls”; Mr Stewart Marshall of Marshall Floyd on “The Service Revolution – Why Finance Leaders Must Push for Innovation” and Prof Brendan O’Connell of RMIT University on “Future of Accounting Work and the Changing Skills Needed to Succeed”.

Professors Damminda Alahakoon and Prof Paul Mather of La Trobe University overviewing “Data Analytics and the Role of Big Data in Accounting”
Dr John Miller, ICMA Patron to giving the Welcome address.

Prof Carol Tilt of the University of South Australia; Prof Nava Subramaniam of RMIT University and Prof Paul De Lange, University of Tasmania delivering their talks.