Symposium: The Future of Financial Reporting 2020: Communication, Standard Setting, Intangibles, & Audit

Friday 10 - Friday 10 January 2020 The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street London

A one-day event—supported by BAFA's Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)—will be held from 09:30 to 16:00 on January 10 2020 at The Adelphi, London.


Financial reporting is still subject to many changes. These affect regulations and annual reports and other publications. This year the symposium deals with important issues such as: communication through the financial statements, accounting standards, intangibles, integrated reporting, and auditing. 

This symposium brings together a series of high profile speakers to discuss these developments and their effect on the future of financial reporting. The symposium provides a forum for both practitioners and academics to hear and engage in the debate with the following well-informed speakers. The symposium presentations and discussions should also serve as a valuable teaching aid for those academics engaged in teaching financial reporting and contemporary issues in accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 


Ann Tarca, Board Member of the International Accounting Standards Board: The IASB and Better Communication projects: Improving communication through the financial statements.

Professor Richard Barker, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford: Should the IFRS Foundation be responsible for setting standards for nonfinancial information?

Andrew Lennard, Director of Research, Financial Reporting Council (FRC): The Future of Corporate Reporting: how do intangibles figure?

Neil Stevenson, Director, Deloitte: Integrated approach to the corporate reporting standard setting of the future.

Jayne Kerr, Director, Audit Strategy and Public Policy, PwC UK: The Future of Audit


There is a registration fee of £27.54 (£25 standard ticket + £2.54 fee) towards the cost of the event, which includes a buffet lunch and afternoon tea. The registration fee for PhD students or retired persons is £16.76 (£15 reduced ticket + £1.76 fee).



If you have any questions about this event, please contact the publicity officer Professor Tamer Elshandidy ( or the organisers:

Professor Mike Jones, Chair FARSIG, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol (

Dr Penny Chaidali, Secretary of FARSIG, Accounting and Finance Section, Cardiff University (