Insights and thought-leadership from our work.

  • Future Firms Workshops

    We ran some very interesting round-table discussions recently with employees and partners from major firms, and some great themes and questions are emerging, plus we got some great input and feedback relating to the future firms framework we are building. Some of the key takeaways that we have noted down from the sessions so far […]

  • Workshop:
    Assurance Design

    Workshop to explore how design-thinking can help the accounting profession to better relate to business in the context of assurance.

  • Professional ethics in a world of algorythms

    Can ethics inspire the future of the professions? We support the image of a ‘professional’ as practically-wise and motivated individual whose moral orientations is to doing good work with perceived greater purpose.

  • Accountancy Salon:

    Join us for a stimulating and interactive discussion on the innovations and developments of decentralised ledger systems like blockchain and their implication for accountancy, finance and business

  • What is our role
    in reaching the Goals?

    What should be the role of the accountancy profession in helping businesses transform and deliver on the Goals?

  • Future Firms: evolving accounting practice

    How might the shape and scope of accounting firms evolve, given changes in technology, business, society and culture?

  • The journey to ‘Professional’

    The importance of character in fostering practically-wise and motivated individuals whose orientations is to doing good work with perceived purpose.

  • #AuditJam:
    Collaborative Innovation

    April 2015 saw the first 48-hour accountancy hackaton - a design-led innovation jam.

  • Educating responsible professionals

    Key questions and challenges from our education initiatives


News, updates and blog posts

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  • 7 March:
    Newnham College

    Participant-led, interactive workshop with a multidisciplinary panel Chance to discuss and challenge the perceptions of your place and role in society and how best to leverage your impact as a professional. This open conversation with alumni and professionals will give you a chance to hear from a distinguished, multidisciplininary panel exploring how professionals can take individual responsibility to effect […]

  • 1 December 2015:
    Design-thinking Workshop

      We invite you to take part in an innovative and practical workshop on designing assurance engagements and services for a wide range of clients and sectors. This half-day event will bring together assurance practitioners with business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, CFOs and NEDs to explore new and emerging areas where assurance can build trust. This […]

  • P4A Pilot at Manchester Business School

    In 2014-2015, we engaged with Manchester Business School to test our theory in a year-long pilot programme, integrated as part of the ‘Auditing and Professional Accounting Practice’ class of Penny Clarke. These monthly seminars introduced the tools of philosophical inquiry and facilitated discussions to a room of 45 first-year undergraduate accounting students. Coupled with new […]

  • 26 June 2015:
    Accountancy Salon on Open Innovation

    We invite you to a salon, jointly hosted with the Royal College of Art on Friday, 26 June, in the afternoon. Our theme is open innovation and design-led collaboration – how can we design a world where people come first, where businesses grow their commercial opportunities while collaborating for the greater good, and government delivers […]

  • 7 May 2015:
    Celebrating P4A

    We are excited to invite you to a very special event, looking at the future of accountancy education. As part of our yearlong pilot programme – Philosophy for Accountancy – we will showcase the work of our distinguished student cohort studying accounting, and will engage in dynamic discussion about the future of the profession and […]

  • 17 and 18 April 2015:
    Innovation Jam

    On 17 and 18 April, join us to help re-imagine the accounting practice. During two days of intense collaboration, we will get to the bottom of today’s issues and help reinvent our practice to meet the challenges of the 21st century. A unique alliance of ICAEW, the Royal College of Art, and InReality, a U.S.-based […]

  • What’s your #NewHorizon?

    We are calling all thinkers and doers from the profession and society to build something better together. What do you think the new horizons for accountancy are? The 2014 World Congress of Accountants is about building the future. We have been invited to share our thinking and ideas and to engage the global profession in […]

  • Accountants as pioneers for change

    Huffington Post and Adessy Associate are launching a dynamic programme designed to act as a catalyst for world changers – Pioneers for Change. They actively seek to gather a select community of international wealth holders and inheritors, entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, career changers and talented thinkers and do-ers. Fellows will be inspired, equipped and connected […]

  • World Congress 2014: Building the Future

    Engagement on the world scene In November, Rome will be the capital of the 2014 World Congress of Accountants. Dubbed by some as the “Olympics of the Accountancy Profession”, the Congress is organised by IFAC only once every four years and attracts thousands of professionals from across the globe – more than 6,000 delegates from […]