Beyond Accounting

Beyond Accounting is CAW Network USA’s conference series where we present ideas, technology and trends impacting the accounting professional

About Beyond Accounting Series

Our first in person event was on 30th April 2019 in New York, near Grand Central. This was followed by a virtual conference on 19th November 2020, when we also rebranded from the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US (ACAUS) to Chartered Accountants Worldwide USA. In 2021 we held 6 mini-conferences partnering with our funding home institutes.  In 2022 we have again been partnering with our Home Institutes, as well as with Fordham University and other Guest speakers to put on another series of events. We expect to continue this in 2023 and run an in-person conference in New York.

Highlights from the Past Beyond Accounting Events

AI & Accountants

Beyond Accounting – AI and Accountants

Art Kleiner presents the 7 Principles of Responsible Technology from his book The AI Dilemma. Kleiner is then joined by Jannie Wentzel and Chris Easton for an open discussion on AI and Accountants.

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Highlights: Beyond Accounting – Beyond the Numbers – Session 1 – Leadership

In June 2023, CAW Network USA hosted an in-person conference at Fordham University in New York City. This first session was on leadership.

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Highlights: Beyond Accounting – Beyond the Numbers – Session 6 – Future of Audit

In June 2023, CAW Network USA hosted an in-person conference at Fordham University in New York City. This second session was on the future of audit.

Beyond Accounting Webinars On Demand

AI & Accountants Get Real

AI and Accountants get REAL

This 90-minute webinar  is a follow on from our October 2023 event which included a focus on ‘The AI Dilemma – 7 principles for Responsible Technology’. […]

Sustainability in Transactions

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability in Transactions

Beyond Accounting - Sustainability in Transactions. Addressing the issues of sustainability, including environmental, social and economic impacts of the transition to a net-zero economy, represents a […]

Beyond Accounting: AI and Accountants

Beyond Accounting – AI and Accountants

Please enter your email address to gain access to this content Name(Required) First Last Email(Required) Institute(Required)SelectThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and WalesChartered Accountants IrelandChartered […]

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 6 – Future of Audit

In this session Breiffini O’Domhnaill of Propylon, Shane Rogers, President CAW Network USA and Jackson Johnson of Johnson Global Accountancy discussed the future of audit.

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 5 – Beyond the Numbers

In this session Kirthi Mani and Noel Hopkins of Clifton Larson Allen discussed exploring the developing challenges and opportunities in the accounting world, key topics that apply/ will apply to the accounting profession and looking at the bigger picture in which accountants will be operating – beyond the technical skills.

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 4 Sustainability and ESG Reporting

In this session Jean-Pierre Henderson of CFGI discussed sustainability and ESG reporting.

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 3 Sustainability Panel

In this session our panel considers how the focus in Sustainability is something accountants should be aware of and advocate for.

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 2 AI and Risk

In this session Jannie Wentzel and Andrew Gunter from Cential, alongside Daniel Shafrir from CFGI, discuss the role of AI in today’s world and risks associated with that.

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Beyond the Numbers – Session 1 – Leadership

In this session Declan Scott of the Resilience Institute and Karin Lanigan of Chartered Accountants Ireland, discuss leadership: How it affects our capabilities and behaviors and how we can unlock our true potential.

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Introduction to Beyond the Numbers Conference

Here you can view our introduction videos from Home Institute executives Simon Grant (CA ANZ), Bruce Cartwright (ICAS) and Barry Dempsey (Chartered Accountants Ireland).

Beyond Accounting – Planning and Performance Management

Beyond Accounting – Planning and Performance Management Paradigm

For this event we partnered with CAANZ focusing on planning and performance management, which is a key area of focus for finance teams in organizations of all types.

Beyond Accounting - Winter is Coming

Beyond Accounting – Winter is Coming

For this event we partnered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales focusing on the impact and potential outcomes of the current global energy crisis.

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Beyond Sustainability – How accountants drive accountability

Panel held at Fordham University on 7th September 2022. Whole Event Dr. Barbara Porco, Accounting Professor and Associate Dean, Fordham University (Moderator) Dr. Tim Hedley, Executive […]

Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work

Beyond Accounting – Post COVID wellbeing and the new way of work

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged not only different but, in many ways, stronger, more self-aware, and resilient in supporting their families, employers and wider society. In 2022, women are empowered to have a renewed focus on wellbeing.

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability and Accountants: Breaking the cycle of modern slavery.

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability and Accountants: Breaking the cycle of modern slavery

Modern slavery is a significant issue worldwide and is pervasive in supply chains. In a time of pressure resulting from rising inflation, supply chain issues, and other spiraling costs, businesses are struggling to keep costs low and find the workers they need. Chartered Accountants need to be aware of this risk and know what to look out for. They also need guidance on how to act.

Accounting for Net Zero – Part Two

Beyond Accounting – Accounting for Net Zero – Part Two

Part 2 of a two-part series, with the first part having been held on March 31st, 2022. In Part 2 we continue to discuss the huge opportunity for our accounting profession to take ownership and establish clear governance, over this critical measure of how business in general is performing in achieving a net-zero target.

Technology & Accountants

Beyond Accounting – Technology and Accountants

In this event we were partnering with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland and focusing on Technology and Accounting. Presentations cover:
IT Risk Analytics and accountants – a perspective from the National partner covering IT Risk Analytics for CFGI
The role of the CIO for a major accounting practice – where the CIO is also a Chartered Accountant

Beyond Accounting: Education and Accountants

Beyond Accounting – Education and Accountants

All accounting bodies globally are facing the same challenges – and education and continuing development are key areas of relevance to every accountant or aspiring accountant. For this event we are partnering with Chartered Accountants Ireland and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

Accounting for Net Zero

Beyond Accounting – Accounting for Net Zero – Part One

In our first 2022 Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA Beyond Accounting on-line event, we partnered with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and focusing on Accounting for Net Zero.

Beyond Accounting – Building Trust

Beyond Accounting – Building Trust

In the ‘Beyond Accounting – Building Trust’ webinar we will share our global trust research and debate who should lead in ‘Building Trust’ and consider what matters most to business leaders as they build for the future, how we can integrate sustainability into future business models to build stronger, resilient businesses and economies and who should act as the guardians of data integrity to tackle the misinformation crisis. 

Beyond Accounting – Climate, Accountants and Technology

Beyond Accounting – Climate, Accountants and Technology

‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

Beyond Accounting: A Future Fit Chartered Accountant

Beyond Accounting – A Future Fit Chartered Accountant

‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant

‘Beyond Accounting – The Sustainable Accountant’ aims to inform Finance professionals about Environment, Social and Governance – challenges and opportunities for Accountants.

Beyond Accounting Climate Change Webinar

Beyond Accounting – Climate Change – why it matters to accountants

‘Beyond Accounting – Climate Change – Why it matters to accountants’ aimed to inform Finance professionals about climate change and the issues that surround reporting on sustainability and climate impact. This was the second in the Beyond Accounting series from Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA.

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Beyond Accounting – Mental Fitness

Beyond Accounting – Mental Fitness aimed to inform Finance professionals about Mental Fitness – challenges and opportunities. This was the first in the Beyond Accounting series from Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA and the event was in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

Beyond Accounting Conference 2020

Beyond Accounting Conference 2020 – Ideas, Technology, Trends

ACAUS held its first virtual conference, continuing our Beyond Accounting theme from 2019, on November 19th, 2020. Our leading-edge content was shared in a series of “Ted-talk”-style presentations. The conference also saw ACAUS relaunched as “Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA” (CAW Network USA).

Now this amazing content is available in bite-sized pieces for you to enjoy. Please click on any of the videos below to view the presentations.

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – Opening Keynote

David Powell Ronan Dunne Paul Duffy Megan Zietsman Q&A

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – Innovation

Intro - David Powell Brian Loughman (EY Global Markets Leader – Forensic and Integrity Services and CAI) Phil Mackintosh (NASDAQ Chief Economist and CA ANZ) Dr. […]

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – Ethics

Ken Siong (Sr. Technical Director ESBA and ICAEW) Alfonzo Alexander (President at NASBA center for the public trust, guest) Q&A

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – Sustainability Panel

Amir Dossal Vice Chair United Nations Blockchain Commission and ICAEW, Aniket Shah (Head of Sustainable Investing, Oppenheimer Funds and Guest), Lisa Sachs (Director Columbia Center Sustainable […]

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – RPA – Robert Wells

Robert Wells (Robotic and Artificial Intelligence lead, CFGI and Guest) 

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – AGM

ACAUS AGM April 25th 2019 New York at the ACAUS Beyond Accounting Conference

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Beyond Accounting 2019 – Future of Accounting

Intro Michael Beber (CEO Exiger and CPA Canada) Gord Beal (VP Research CPA Canada and CPA Canada) Karin Lanigan (Manager Career Development Chartered Accountants Ireland) Q&A

Beyond Accounting Conference 2020

Opening Keynote intro

Introduction to Opening Keynote for Beyond Accounting – David Powell

Latest Webinars

AI & Accountants Get Real

AI and Accountants get REAL

This 90-minute webinar  is a follow on from our October 2023 event which included a focus on ‘The AI Dilemma – 7 principles for Responsible Technology’. […]

Sustainability in Transactions

Beyond Accounting – Sustainability in Transactions

Beyond Accounting - Sustainability in Transactions. Addressing the issues of sustainability, including environmental, social and economic impacts of the transition to a net-zero economy, represents a […]

IFRS

IFRS Update – March 2024

Every six months, BDO USA’s IFRS leaders provide updates to international standards, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and […]