INSPIRING INNOVATION AND DEBATE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSION

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Insights and thought-leadership from our work.

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  • Design-thinking workshop

    A finance director has a problem. She’s unsure what to do, and she’s asked for help. Some form of assurance might be the solution, but it doesn’t seem to fit into any standard engagement. What do you do? Design-thinking – the creative process for tackling tricky questions and finding valuable solutions – might seem a […]

  • Ethics by design: fostering ethical culture in organisations

    An international conference and workshop, organised in collaboration with Ethical Systemsand hosted by University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Accountancy Salon:
    Future Firms

    On 14 October, we are hosting a lunch salon to share and discuss the insights from the first phase of our project on the future of professional services firms.

  • Bird’s-eye view on the profession

    Join us on 20 October in Brighton for an exciting, challenging and interesting debate at the spectacular British Airways i360 Tower

  • 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.

  • 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.

UPDATES

News, updates and blog posts

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  • Manchester Workshop on Assurance Design

    A finance director has a problem. She’s unsure what to do, and she’s asked for help. Some form of assurance might be the solution, but it doesn’t seem to fit into any standard engagement. What do you do? Design-thinking – the creative process for tackling tricky questions and finding valuable solutions – might seem a […]

  • FutureFirms 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 […]

  • Accountancy Salon on the blockchain

    Accountancy Salon is a series of discussion events that provide a space for an advanced debate on the complex and dynamic role of the accounting profession in contemporary society. Each session focuses on a specific theme and features brief talks by an invited panel and an open discussion with a cross-disciplinary audience. The salon was […]

  • 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 […]