Tomorrow’s World: Role of the Entrepreneurial Accountant

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Event Details

22 November 2017 at 5:30 pm – 22 November 2017 at 8:30 pm
Monash University Level 7, 271 Collins Street Melbourne
City Campus
Open to:
Alumni, Staff and Industry
Alumni; Business and Economics; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


About the event

External factors – economic, ecological and sociological – are impacting professional accounting services and challenging the current business environment. Coupled with this, the future of work, climate change, innovation, technology, sustainability, political instability and resource consumption represent systemic factors, which are reshaping how we do business, both locally and globally.

A smarter, more connected world requires individuals to demonstrate enhanced resilience, ethics and critical thought. Increasingly accountants are being asked to think in more creative, diverse and integrated ways, questioning:

  • What is meant by value and measurement?
  • How do we account for ‘creative economies’?
  • What role does accounting play in a crypto-economy?
  • What world will future accountants be accounting for?
  • How do accountants embrace new forms of human behaviour and contribute to new ways of organising and governing?

The changing business landscape, coupled with the transformational role of the accountant, highlight a need to facilitate the development of accounting graduates for an uncertain future with broader attributes related to self-development.

Join our expert panel as we explore what it will take to equip future business leaders for tomorrow’s world.


5.30pm Registration

6.15pm Start

6.30pm Main Presentation and Panel

8pm Networking (drinks and canapés)

8.30pm Conclusion


Professor Neil Marriott
Deputy Vice Chancellor – The University of Winchester, Winchester, England.

Neil will provide an international perspective on Higher Education, new models of education, the future of business schools etc.

Associate Professor Nick McGuigan
Department of Accounting, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Nick will discuss how we can develop future-oriented business leaders through a reconceptualisation of the way we educate. He will provide examples of innovative initiatives from the Department of Accounting, Monash Business School.

Kristian Martinow
Social Entrepreneur and Chief TimeKeeper – The TimeKeeper, Melbourne Australia.

Kristian will provide an entrepreneurial perspective that focuses on social impact, creativity and finding purpose and meaning in the workplace. He will explore how time is one of our most precious resources, discussing how together with his colleagues he ‘accounts’ for time in the business.

Dianne Azoor Hughes
Consultant in the area of Governance, Risk and Audit, Melbourne, Australia.

Dianne will provide an employer perspective that looks at how the industry is changing and the ongoing future recruitment needs of the accounting profession.

Monash Business School