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 have planned 6 mini-conferences partnering with our funding home institutes. These include ICAS (Mental Fitness 19th May; Climate Change 25th May); Chartered Accountants Ireland (The Sustainable Accountant June 17th), SAICA (A future fit Chartered Accountant July 29th), ICAEW and CA ANZ. Find out more below.

Upcoming Beyond Accounting Event

Highlights from the Past Beyond Accounting Events

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Modern slavery and the role of accountants

On 29 June 2022, Chartered Accountants Ireland partnered with Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA for a webinar on how accountants can tackle global modern slavery.

While accountants are by no means at the forefront of the global fight against modern slavery, they do have a pivotal role to play in combatting the problem.

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Highlights – Beyond Accounting: Technology and Accountants

Check out some clips of our Beyond Event in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.

Beyond Accounting: Education and Accountants

Highlights – Beyond Accounting: Education and Accountants

Check out some clips of our Beyond Event targeting the future of the industry through education and future skills.

Beyond Accounting Webinars On Demand

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.

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Zombie SPACs and Blood Baths – Why you should care?

The panel discusses recent SPAC market challenges, SEC regulatory activity related to SPACs, what changes in the deSPAC process have occurred as a result and where it believes the SPAC market is headed.

Auditing the future

Auditing the Future

Shane Rogers, Chartered Accountant and Head of Audit with Swiss Re for the Americas leads a presentation on auditing the future and where does internal audit ‘go from here’.

Presenting with Shane is Maria Thomas – Audit Manager in the Swiss Re. Americas Audit Team. Following their presentation Shane and Maria will be joined by Erica McManaman – Chief Audit executive at Signature Bank, and James Kouame – Head of Audit for PC, XVA, Market Risk, CCR with Credit Suisse. Maria will then moderate a panel discussion on the future of audit.

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Northern Florida Chapter – Cybersecurity Event

On May 12th 2022, CAW Network USA partnered with Practus Advisors to bring you a hybrid event, on Cybersecurity.

The event featured our speaker Alex Paunic, Founder and CEO of Precog Solutions. Alex has 13+ years of Cybersecurity experience with MxLogic, McAfee and Intel. He currently provides cybersecurity services including risk mitigation, vulnerability assessment and software security.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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CAW Network USA: West Chapters – Not for Profit Fireside chat

A virtual fireside discussion between Kristen Greenaway and Mary Zhu, two leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

Kristen and Mary discussed experiences and lessons for both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

IFRS

What’s Happening with International Financial Reporting Standards? March 2022 update from BDO

In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts provided updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.

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LOVE = Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD

Presentation by the Accounting Blockchain Coalition, to build awareness in the accounting profession, about opportunities and threats for our industry, as more companies explore and embrace blockchain technology. What you need to know to stay relevant.

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Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Analytics-based Enterprise Performance Management is the integration of multiple methods with each embedded with business analytics, such as segmentation analysis, and especially predictive analytics… to achieve the strategy and to make better decisions.

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. 

Future of Finance

Future of Finance

This 2018 ACAUS presentation is based on 3 presentations given to IFAC committees in 2017. It was in the old ACAUS ‘youtube’ collection, and several weeks ago youtube prompted David to watch it. He did and figured much of the material covered is relevant to members today, as a grounding in why technology is disrupting not just the accounting profession, but all professions.

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.

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Cryptocurrency for accountants Part 3: Tax implications

In our 3rd installment we share the latest thinking on the tax implications of buying / selling cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency raises multiple complex challenges from a tax policy and compliance perspective – what makes these challenges even more profound is the general backdrop of global tax policy reform at both the country-level and the action of supranational stakeholders (OECD, EU etc).

IFRS

What’s Happening with International Financial Reporting Standards?

In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts provide updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.

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Cryptocurrency for accountants Part 2: Buying storing and the future of currency

Our presenter, Yuri Cataldo is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and emerging tech strategist who combines the mindsets of an artist and a technologist. In this, the first of 3 sessions on Cryptocurrency for accountants. Yuri cuts through the hype and explain what the main buzzwords mean and why it’s important that accountants have a clear understanding of what’s in play.

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Cryptocurrency for accountants Part 1: Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs, DAOs

Our presenter, Yuri Cataldo is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and emerging tech strategist who combines the mindsets of an artist and a technologist.

In this, the first of 3 sessions on Cryptocurrency for accountants. Yuri cuts through the hype and explain what the main buzzwords mean and why it’s important that accountants have a clear understanding of what’s in play.

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The CAW Network USA Annual General Meeting 2021

The CAW Network USA Annual General Meeting, September 14th 2021.

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Measuring the Most Valuable Asset – The Sequel

Join John Truzzolino and Sulaiman Afzal as they help viewers understand the new SEC disclosure rules for human capital. This presentation follows on from our ‘Measuring the Most Valuable Asset’ presentation from March 2021.

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.

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CAW Network USA Northern California Chapter Presents: From Corporate Tax Havens to Corporate Accountability: a non technical look at global trends

This non-technical discussion looks at the history of corporate tax reduction via offshore structures together with the impact, still emerging, of the 2017 changes to the way the federal government taxes offshore income.

Data Analytics

CFO Data Analytics and the Digitization Revolution

n a recent CAW Network USA member survey ‘Data Analytics’ was rated the most important skill for accountants to augment/acquire. This presentation focuses on how the finance and accounting function can leverage data science analytics embedded in their financial reporting for financial planning and analysis (FP&A). It also presents on the accelerating and disruptive digital technology transformation that is now in progress.

Gary Cokins our presenter, is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He spent 30 years with Deloitte, KPMG, and SAS. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina

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).

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Measuring the Most Valuable Asset

After viewing this presentation, attendees will be able to better understand how to build an effective organization and leverage the talents that existing employees possess, as well as better understand the need for an early warning system for employee risks.

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All About SPACs

A Virtual Panel … All About SPACs. The Panel was moderated by Chartered Accountants Worldwide – Network USA, Atlanta Chapter President, John Kahn and features several guest speakers who are heavily involved with SPACs.

IFRS Updates

What’s Happening with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)?

It’s that time of year again when we have to concern ourselves with filing our taxes. What is already a challenge is even more so when you’re Green Card holder or naturalized citizen and have to figure out how to declare foreign assets, including pensions.

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TWG Tax Update 2020

It’s that time of year again when we have to concern ourselves with filing our taxes. What is already a challenge is even more so when you’re Green Card holder or naturalized citizen and have to figure out how to declare foreign assets, including pensions.

SAICA MRA Update – Becoming a US CPA

SAICA MRA Update – Becoming a US CPA

In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts provided updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.

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.

What is Happening With International Financial Reporting Standards

What’s Happening With International Financial Reporting Standards

In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts provided updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.

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FAILURE is not an option: The 12-step plan to turnaround success

In this session Phil Varley F.C.A. looks at best practices for private companies – 12 steps to maximizing profitability. You will learn: to be able to identify strategies that you can use in your businesses, to significantly increase profitability, to understand how to use the ‘profitability audit program’ provided at the end of the session.

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CAW Network USA Webinar – Global Payroll Data

CAW Network USA Webinar – Global Payroll Data 7-28-2020

CAW Network USA AGM

CAW Network USA Annual General Meeting 2020

CAW Network USA Annual General Meeting 2020

Lighthouse

IFRS Standards and climate-related disclosures

Climate change continues to be the defining issue of this decade and the accountancy profession has a key role to play in tackling the challenge. This includes helping to ensure that the impact of climate change is appropriately accounted for and disclosed in audited financial statements.

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The secret life of a CFO during restructuring & administration

Being a CFO during a restructuring is tough. Big decisions need to be made regarding redundancies, lenders and suppliers. Dealing with business owners, shareholders, banks is hard enough on top of that demanding administrators will pile the pressure on. As a CFO you may need to upskill yourself and your team as well as develop personal mental resilience in order to cope with increasing stresses on you.

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Future of the Workforce

Recorded on 10th June 2020

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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

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.

zombies

Zombie SPACs and Blood Baths – Why you should care?

The panel discusses recent SPAC market challenges, SEC regulatory activity related to SPACs, what changes in the deSPAC process have occurred as a result and where it believes the SPAC market is headed.

Auditing the future

Auditing the Future

Shane Rogers, Chartered Accountant and Head of Audit with Swiss Re for the Americas leads a presentation on auditing the future and where does internal audit ‘go from here’.

Presenting with Shane is Maria Thomas – Audit Manager in the Swiss Re. Americas Audit Team. Following their presentation Shane and Maria will be joined by Erica McManaman – Chief Audit executive at Signature Bank, and James Kouame – Head of Audit for PC, XVA, Market Risk, CCR with Credit Suisse. Maria will then moderate a panel discussion on the future of audit.