The Deakin Alumni Community are delighted to invite you to join their next webinar: "The class of 2025: The future finance professional' presented by Professor Barry Cooper of Deakin University.
To provide a context for the world of the future finance professional, it is firstly necessary to try to imagine the future world in which s/he will operate. In this discussion, an attempt is made to determine the likely business environment in which a finance professional will operate 10 years from now and how s/he has to adapt to change. There are a number of trends that are likely to shape the next decade and this is the environment in which accountants will have to operate and survive.
Embracing a bigger role will become the norm for the finance professional, as businesses around the world adapt to an uncertain and often turbulent environment. First, there is the positioning of the finance professional in the organisation as economic, commercial and regulatory challenges evolve in the future. The Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in organisations will be drawn into much wider strategic decision-making roles. Second, growing audit and compliance expectations, coupled with demands for broader reporting of risk and total transparency, will create an increased technical workload. Third, a bigger role is likely to evolve in the assessment of sustainability. CFOs may well assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring total sustainability of their firms.
Professor Barry J. Cooper is Associate Dean – Industry Engagement and Partnerships in the Deakin Business School at Deakin University. Professor Cooper has previously been Head of the Accounting Schools at Hong Kong Polytechnic (1987 – 1991), RMIT University (1993 – 1997) and Deakin University (2010 – 2014). He was also National Director – Member Services at CPA Australia (1998 – 2000). After returning to RMIT University in 2001, he moved to Deakin University in 2007, where, in addition to his current role, he teaches and researches in the areas of auditing, professional ethics, corporate governance and accounting education. Professor Cooper is also Past President of the global accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Location: Online - Registration required
Cost: Free of charge
Professor Cooper will present his webinar beginning at 12:30pm and will allow for a Q&A session at the conclusion of the webinar.