2 April 2014:
AuditFutures University – Cardiff

What is your highest aspiration for the future of the profession?

We invite you to join a project seeking to identify what it means nowadays to be a profession; or rather what are the attributes and qualities that you want from the profession of your choosing?

  • What are the major social challenges of the 21st century and what is most important to you?
  • What are the qualities needed for socially minded leadership in your future profession?
  • What is the role of professions, especially auditing, in rebuilding public trust in key social, business and regulatory institutions?

These are some of the key questions that we want to consider at our innovation workshop on Wednesday, 2 April. Join us in an open discussion with students, academics and professionals from 2 to 6pm in Cardiff City Hall.

Light refreshments will be provided at the reception and networking from 6pm.

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About AuditFutures University

Now is the perfect time to rethink how education could inspire and engage with the next generation of professionals. We believe that the role of universities should be to solve global problems, to reinvigorate the accountancy profession and redefine its goals for 21st century society. The university is the perfect place to promote professions and attract diverse and talented young people who will lead the next generation of practitioners.

The aim of our programme is to act as a bridge between academia and practice, and to inspire a more positive and constructive discourse.

Our approach

Part of our engagement with universities aims to initiate discussions and to facilitate workshops that use a philosophical inquiry process to debate and reflect on the topics of morals, ethics and innovations that can advance audit in the 21st century. In actively engaging students and academia in this debate, we aim to challenge current thinking and perspectives, and instead inspire new ideas by introducing students and future auditors to contemporary challenges facing the professions.

In discussions with students, we aim to crowd-source and analyse the set of competencies, skills, qualities and values, essential for accounting students and future auditors in the 21st century. This will further help us understand what strategic (institutional level) and behavioural changes (individual perceptions and abilities) should take place and how we can support their development.

You can download our flyer from here: