Thursday, September 26

Opening Keynote

SPEAKER

Regan McGrath, CPA, CA

TIME

8:30 am - 9:20 am

The Future of the Accounting Profession 

This keynote will discuss the future of accounting by understanding how trends in technology, automation and AI will affect the accounting profession. 

Morning Technical Sessions

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SPEAKER

Dean Austin, FCPA, FCA

TIME

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session is designed to review recent revisions to the CPA Canada Handbook – Assurance and other practice matters. The focus of the session is an overview of new standards issued, projects in progress and new reporting standards. Practice issues identified by practice inspection will also be reviewed.

SPEAKER

Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA 

TIME

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session, led by veteran CFO and speaker, Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA will focus on practical ways you can improve your/your clients’ financial reporting. As a result, you will become a better decision-maker and see stronger business results. The session will include the discussion of a realistic case, with plenty of takeaways.

Luncheon Keynote

SPEAKER

Regan McGrath, CPA, CA

TIME

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Data Analytics 101

As the reality of robo-advisory settles on to the accounting profession, our jobs are likely to involve less doing and more analysis and interpretation. Demand for professionals skilled in data, analytics and machine learning is exploding and CPAs are perfectly poised to take advantage of this data science revolution. This session presents a practical review of data science, data analysis and data visualization that are shaping our profession. 

Afternoon Technical Sessions

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SPEAKER

Dean Austin, FCPA, FCA 

TIME

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

This session is designed to review recent revisions to the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting – Parts II and III. The focus of the session is an overview of new standards issued and projects in progress.
SPEAKER

Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA

TIME

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This session, led by veteran CFO and speaker, Stephen Priddle, CPA, CA, CMA will provide a different take on key performance indicators for you and your clients. A goal of performance measurement is to provide quantitative insight into the business. The thought process behind developing the indicators, is more important than the systems who produce them. The session will also cover scoring the performance of finance itself.

In addition, there will also be coverage of some non-standard technology tips.