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Still time to come to the dark side!

19 November 2018

Dark Side of Accountancy: Ethical dilemma and sustainability challenges
Date: Wednesday 28 November
Venue: London South Bank University, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG
Secure your free place at: lsbu.ac.uk/what’s-on


9-9.30 Arrival – coffee & pastries

9.30 welcome from Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean of the Business School & Graham Hambly, editor of PQ magazine

9.45 Setting the scene by CIMA’s Peter Simons – their future of finance guru

Then break into three streams
Run at 10.30-11.30, 12.00-13.00 & 14.00-15.00

Refreshment breaks to run 11.30-12.00/ Lunch 13.00-14.00/15.00-15.30

10.30 -11.30 Blockchain & Big Data
ICAEW’s David Lyford-Smith on accounting technologies - Blockchain. He’s ICAEW technical manager, IT and the profession
Interworks Sam Ellis – on Big Data. He’s an FCCA, and head of operations and finance at business intelligence firm Interworks.

Money laundering
12.00 –13.00 Money Laundering
Stephen Hardwick, director and head of ICB’s AML directorate and former detective inspector with the West Yorkshire CID
Richard Simms, MD of amlcc and FA Simms & Partners
Thomas Townson, head of the financial crime team at Grant Thornton. He is speaking on behalf of the AIA

14.00-15.00 The impact of AI in accounting
Mike Day, Xero’s education director,
Catherine Edwards, ACCA director of skills and assessment

10.30-11.30 Corprate governance & sustainability
Professor Paul Moxley - CR
Francesca Sharp, ICAEW sustainability manager – UN sustainability & accountancy

12.00-13.00 Does the FRC have a future?
Professor Prem Sikka. Professor of Accounting at the University of Sheffield and Robert Bruce - an award-winning writer and former editor of Accountancy Age

14.00-15.00 Integrated reporting
Juliet Markham, Head of Communication, The International Integrated Reporting Council & Professor Ken D’Silva of LSBU.

Stream 3
10.30-11.30 Interactive CVs/Mind the skills gap
Angela Ellemeier - CV
CIMA team - Skills gap. Presenters Jason Nye, Sarah Burrows and Steve Wellard.

12.00-13.00 Personal branding
Mel Godfrey

14.00-15.00 Meet the employers – what do they want?
NAO, Kingsley Maybrook Ltd, a medium-sized accountancy firm, and others

15.30-16.30 Is the Dark Side of Accountancy winning?
Shaun Robertson, ICAEW director of education & qualification, Professor Jeffrey Rigley, Mike Day education director at Xero, & Thomas Townson, head of the financial crime team at Grant Thornton

16.30 – Closing remarks – Sarah Moore-Williams

16.45 Networking & drinks

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