Date posted: 06/11/2018 5 min read

World Congress of Accountants 2018: day 1 highlights

Key insights from the opening day of this iconic global event at the ICC in Sydney.

In Brief

  • Members not able to attend WCOA can access coverage from selected sessions
  • Content coverage includes overview of selected keynotes and speaker interviews
  • Day 1 Highlights include: How to Define, Defend and Build Consensus for an Automation Project and Transforming accounting ethics

Nearly 5000 delegates from around the world are currently at the ICC in Sydney to attend the World Congress of Accountants until 8 November.

The Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand team is providing daily insights from selected sessions for those who cannot attend. Here are the coverage highlights from day 1:

How to Define, Defend and Build Consensus for an Automation Project

David Allen, Thomson Reuters Sales Director, Asia and emerging markets

Australian companies will spend more than A$40 billion a year combined on tax compliance reporting. We need to define and defend a business case to invest in tax technology and when getting approval for any kind of investment, the business will have two questions: "how will our clients benefit?" and "how will revenue be generated, and how much?"

Transforming accounting ethics

Associate Professor Eva Tsahuridu, RMIT School of Accounting

Dr Gillian Vesty, RMIT School of Accounting

Professor Steven Dellaportas, RMIT School of Accounting

RMIT University has launched a virtual reality game 'Bogart Technologies' to help educate accountants on the new code of ethics. The RMIT School of Accounting developed the 'serious game' to bring the new code to life using digital simulation to put accountants in challenging ethical situations.

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