Setting New Standards in Accountancy
The conference — which took place in the historic premises occupied by the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and global mineral water company Mattoni — was addressed by Veronika Melasová of Grafton Recruitment, and Dr Stefano Cavagnetto and Bruce Gahir of Prague College's School of Business.
It was also an opportunity to learn more about membership of professional institutions including the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome by His Excellency Aldo AMATI, the Italian Ambassador to the Czech Republic
10.10 - 10.15 Introduction to the Conference by Douglas Hajek, Director of Prague College
10.15 - 11.00: The Changing Nature of Accounting from a Recruitment Perspective
What challenges are employers in the Czech Republic facing when searching for professional qualified accountants?
Veronika Melasová, Grafton Recruitment
11.15 - 11.50: The CIMA Qualification
What is the CIMA qualification? The important role of management accountants in the changing Czech market, how is the professional accountant's role changing from an ethical perspective, and what is CIMA doing to meet their professional needs?
Jakub Bejnarowicz, Associate Director, Central and Eastern Europe — Management Accounting Association, AICPA, CIMA
12.00 - 12.40: The ACCA Qualification
What is the ACCA qualification? The important role of financial accountants in the changing Czech market, how is the professional accountant's role changing from an ethical perspective, and what is ACCA doing to meet their professional needs?
Petra Polednova, Business Development Manager, ACCA Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
12.45 - 13.45: Lunch
13.50 - 14.30: The nature of current corporate governance frameworks and future developments
The principal-agent relationship and its requirements in current corporate governance frameworks will be explored with a view to further developments.
Stefano Cavagnetto, Head of the School of Business, Prague College
14.45 - 15.45: How to make your finance functions more ethical: new developments in the field of accountancy
The role of ethics in the accounting profession: how is this changing and what developments are taking place to cater for this change?
Bruce Gahir, Associate Head of School of Business, Prague College