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2017 AASB Research Forum

The Australian Accounting Standards Board

Friday, 24 November 2017 from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm (AEDT)

2017 AASB Research Forum
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Morning session (8.45 am – 1.00 pm)
This session includes complimentary refreshments including lunch. Please ensure you indicate any dietary requirements.
8 Tickets Ended Free  
Afternoon session (1.45 pm – 6.00 pm)   more info 21 Tickets Ended Free  

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The AASB Research Forum brings together academics and financial reporting stakeholders from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to discuss research addressing effective communication of financial and narrative reporting.

This year's forum is proudly co-presented by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Accounting Standards Board. 

Three academic research papers will be presented, followed by commentary by panelists from the relevant practitioner communities and an open discussion time.



Event details

Keynote speaker
Sue Lloyd, Vice Chair, IASB 

Is financial reporting still an effective tool for equity investors in Australia?
Research team: Nikole Gyles, University of Melbourne; Dr Dean Hanlon, Monash University; Professor Matthew Pinnuck, University of Melbourne

Panelists: Ian Curry  former chair, ASA; Gillian Larkins – CFO, Perpetual; John Price – Commissioner, ASIC
Moderator Kris Peach  Chair, AASB

Recognition, measurement and disclosure of intangibles
Research team: Professor Reza Monem, Griffith University; Professor Asheq Rahman, Auckland University of Technology; Dr Humayun Kabir, Auckland University of Technology
Panelists: Tony Krizan – CFO, National Health & Medical Research Council; Toby Langley – Director, America Merrill Lynch; Lyndal York – CFO, Asaleo, Head of Group Finance, Cochlear Ltd.
Moderator Regina Fikkers  Deputy Chair, AASB; Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

The communication of accounting information in summary financial reports
Research team
: Dr Tom Scott, Auckland University of Technology; Professor Michael Bradbury, Massey University; Pei-Chi (Kelly) Hsiao, University of Auckland

Panelists: Andrew Greaves – Auditor-General; VAGO, Danny Pearson MP – Victorian Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Chair; TBA 
Moderator Prof Roger Simnett AO, Chair Auditing and Assurance Standards Board




This free event will run in two sessions:

1. Morning session (includes morning tea and lunch)
2. Afternoon session (includes afternoon tea and networking drinks).

Attendees are welcome to register for one or both sessions.

Registration closes on Friday 10 November 2017

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The University of Melbourne
Theatre 1, Melbourne Business School
200 Leicester Street
Carlton, Victoria 3052

Friday, 24 November 2017 from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm (AEDT)

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The Australian Accounting Standards Board

The AASB is an Australian Government agency under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. Under that Act, the statutory functions of the AASB are:

  • to develop a conceptual framework for the purpose of evaluating proposed standards
  • to make accounting standards under section 334 of the Corporations Act 2001
  • to formulate accounting standards for other purposes
  • to participate in and contribute to the development of a single set of accounting standards for worldwide use
  • and to advance and promote the main objects of Part 12 of the ASIC Act, which include reducing the cost of capital, enabling Australian entities to compete effectively overseas and maintaining investor confidence in the Australian economy.
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