Summer School 2018

TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

For the Globalised

ACCOUNTING Profession

15th to 21nd July 2018

in Ohrid, Macedonia.

Venue: Congress Center – Ohrid

 

TRENDS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE GLOBALISED ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

MAIN THEME OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL:

Academics and professionals will share experiences on the on-going transformations of the modern accounting profession and demonstrate how modern software and analytic tools are exploited by the profession. International students will have an opportunity to network while working on challenging group assignments and problems experienced by professionals in the modern dynamic environment.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATION

Undergraduate and graduate students from EU Universities that have major orientation in accounting, audit, finance and related fields and have completed at least 3 undergraduate university courses in accounting, financial accounting, management accounting, principle of finance, financial management, audit, taxation and tax accounting and other related courses.

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TOPICS OF PRESENTATION AND GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

 

Digital transformations in professional practice

Megatrends in professional practice; How the technology innovations change the world around us? The internet of things and the transformation of the accounting and audit profession.

The Innovative and disruptive blockchain technology

The data from blockchains could be unchallengeable and absolute, providing accountants and auditors opportunity to save time, decrease costs, handle massive volumes of data and prevent fraud more efficiently and effectively. The presentation will give a brief overview of the disruptive potential of the blockchain idea for the profession.

Transfer pricing and tax avoidance

Corporate income tax is a cost for the multinational companies who strive to minimize their worldwide costs of operation and maximize profits. Where to establish subsidiaries and how to arrange transactions between subsidiaries in order to minimize total tax bill? What are transfer prices, how companies utilize them for tax avoidance? What tools have governments in order to objectively determine taxable income from business transactions originated by domestic business entities and collect taxes?

Audit analytics and automated audit

Big volumes of data have existed within and outside companies for a while. With growing trends of doing things over the internet the data that is relevant for a business is growing exponentially. Major companies recognize opportunities to analyze big data, and technology trends in data analytics also entered the audit profession.

Professional services market of the future

Future of advisory in a disruptive environment (KPMG Macedonia)
Changing landscape and evolving customer expectations and behaviors – their impact on strategic and deal advisory services. How to stay relevant in the disruptive world? What competencies, skillsets, and job roles are required to effectively execute the work in the future? A case study on an imaginary client in need of professional advice will be created and presented as a task for a group of students participants.

Messages for professional accountants from behavioral economics

We will explore how economic agents make financial decisions, and how those decisions usually deviate from those predicted by traditional financial or economic theory. Here we will investigate the nature of these biases and their origins, using insights from psychology, neurosciences and experimental economics on how the human mind works.


Other topics

– Soft skills – personal and interpersonal for success in interaction with people.

– Contemporary approaches to Performance Management.

– Agile project management for professional services.

– Professional Ethics in the digital era.

– Integrated reporting – what other factors, besides financial, could shape corporate reporting.

– The impact of IFRS 9 Financial instruments on banks financial reporting.

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DATES: 15 th to 21 nd July 2018

VENUE: Congress Center Ohrid, Macedonia

Participants is limited to 35 students

SUMMER SCHOOL FEE: 150 EUR

EARLY BOOKING UNTIL 31 MAY 2018 is 130 EUR

The fee covering the 6 nights’ – full-board accommodation, welcome package, trainings and lectures and all the field and extra-curricular activities projected to be realized as part of the Summer School 2018 Agenda.

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Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
Faculty of Economics-Skopje

Address
Blvd. Goce Delchev 9V
1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia

еmail: summerschool@eccf.ukim.edu.mk