Digital Financial Reporting: why does it matter?

Dialogue Series – Digital Financial Reporting: why does it matter?

The AASB, jointly with CPA Australia and CA ANZ, will hold its third AASB Dialogue Series on Wednesday, 17 August 2022 (4:00-5:30 PM AEST). Please register via this link.

Experts will share how digital financial reporting makes an impact on business values, global financial markets and the economy.

 Keynote Speaker

Professor Indrit Troshani – Accounting Systems and Data Analytics, Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide 

Indrit Troshani is Professor in Accounting Systems and Data Analytics at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide. Indrit has published in the area of digital corporate reporting including XBRL technology and implications on accounting standards and standard-setting processes. Indrit's research has been published in many academic journals including Accounting, Organizations & Society, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting & Business Research. More recently, Indrit has co-authored a report for CPA Australia concerning digital corporate reporting experiences from the G20 and implications for policy formulation. 

Panel Discussion


Amir Ghandar, FCA

Amir Ghandar is Chartered Accountants ANZ's Reporting and Assurance Leader. After starting his career in a country accounting firm in Northern New South Wales, Amir trained at top tier professional services firms including EY in Australia and London gaining extensive experience in reporting, assurance and regulation. In his role, Amir engages with Chartered Accountants and stakeholders to help shape the profession's vision on key policy decisions, represent the profession in major forums and reimagine how reporting and auditing can deliver on society's evolving needs.

Previously, as Deputy Director, Public Policy & Regulation at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Amir drove the public policy and advocacy strategy for the global profession on issues including reporting, assurance, and governance. He grew the profession's influence and networks at the top level of international policy making, collaborating with the G20 and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to carve out the profession's role in improving transparency, tackling corruption and building public trust.

Panel Discussants

Dr Keith Kendall

Dr Keith Kendall is the Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. Immediately prior to this role he served as a Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and during the previous 25 years has also been a Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers as well as working as an academic at Monash and La Trobe Universities and ten years with Deloitte. This experience across accounting, taxation, business law and government bring a well-rounded perspective to the AASB’s projects and strategic direction. Dr Kendall has an interest in Digital Financial Reporting.

Dr Kendall is also a Fellow of CPA Australia, a member of CAANZ and serves on the Financial Reporting Council and the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.

Professor Peter Wells

Peter was until recently a Professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Technology Sydney. His research is primarily in the area of financial reporting regulation, although he has also undertaken research into earnings management and corporate governance. He has a particular interest in intangible assets and asset impairments, although most recently he has developed an interest in digital financial reporting and how it can change the way in which financial information is accessed. 

He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand.

Rebekah Morgan, Head of Finance, The GPT Group

Rebekah has spent 20 years working in the property industry with roles at EY, Dexus, New City (based in Japan) and Rawson Homes (as CFO), prior to her current role at GPT. In addition to looking after day to day finance functions, she has also worked on numerous system implementations including two ERP implementations. She believes that well operating systems are key to effective finance teams, reducing the risk of error and ensuring that finance team members can focus on driving value in the organisations in which they operate. 

Rebekah is also Chair of the Property Council of Australia Accounting Committee and a member of AASB Disclosure Initiative Advisory Committee. 

David Hardidge

David provides expert, authoritative leadership on financial reporting and the audit response in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

David has been promoting the use of digital financial reporting for over 20 years. David was the XBRL Australia representative on the XBRL International Inc Steering Committee and Co-Chair XBRL Australia Strategy Working Group during their early years.

David is a member of the CPA Australia Centre of Excellence for Digital Transformation and was member and chair of the CPA Australia COE for Financial Reporting.

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