Future of Education: new horizons for academia, policy and practice

We invite you to take part and contribute to an interactive discussion on Monday 10 April at 5pm that will bring together over 200 academics, business leaders and accounting practitioners. We are delighted to be working with the British Accounting and Finance Association at the 2017 Annual Conference in Edinburgh. We see this as a unique […]

Surviving AI

This is a research project of AuditFutures in collaboration with the Royal College of Art on the future experience of career transitions. We are researching into the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on professional services, with a particular focus on the implications for employee morale and productivity. Our aspiration for the project is to […]

A question of character

As part of the Future Professional initiative of AuditFutures, we are collaborating with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues (University of Birmingham) on a research project to explore what virtues and attributes are prized and upheld by ICAEW members and what they associate with the ideal professional for chartered accountants. The Virtuous Character in Business […]

Assurance Innovation by Design

On 7th December we hosted an Assurance Design Workshop for ICAEW members. The event is part of our Open Design Studio – a design-led incubator for new thinking and innovative ideas. We bring together a diverse group of Accountants and businesses to flex their creativity and to solve real and complex problems that create new […]

Reimagining the Firm:
our report

Professional services firms have a long, and rather conservative, history that has contributed to maintaining reliable, legal and trusted business environments in which companies and other institutions can co-operate and trade freely. From Mesopotamia to Medieval Europe, Pacioli and the formalisation of double-entry bookkeeping, accounting helped people make informed decisions about business and economics, long […]

Ethical Systems Design

A collaboration with Ethical Systems, based in NYU Stern School of Business On 23rd November, we hosted a conference exploring the concept of organisational culture and what systemic approaches we can take to foster ethical culture within organisations, particularly professional service firms. This interdisciplinary conference engaged around 100 leading international academics, business leaders and accounting […]

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 by ICAEW AuditFutures in collaboration with Ethical Systems (based in NYU Stern School of Business) and hosted by University of Chicago Booth School of Business This interdisciplinary conference will engage leading international academics, business leaders and accounting professionals in a holistic discussion on the significant role of culture in […]

Accountancy Salon:
Future Firms

We invite you to an exclusive lunch discussion on the future of professional services firms. The event will focus on the insights from the Future Firms research project that we are running in partnership with the ShiftBase Think Tank. Over twenty accounting firms took part in workshops, interviews and surveys and we will discuss the […]