The Birkett Memorial Lecture series celebrates the life, achievements, and visionary insights of the late Professor Bill Birkett, by showcasing the latest thought leadership from distinguished academics and industry leaders.
Attending the lecture presents a wonderful professional development opportunity. The series provides an invaluable networking opportunity by attracting large and diverse audience. For family and friends of he latest Professor Birkett, the lecture also provides an opportunity to catch up and remember his many remarkable achievements.
Presenter: Alison Kitchen (National Chairman, KPMG Australia)
Topic: Beyond the financials - the role of the profession in accounting for ESG impact
Date: 18 October 2022 (Save the dates).
Professor Bill Birkett began his academic career at UNSW in 1962. Over the course of over 40 years, until his untimely passing in 2004, Professor Birkett established himself as a pioneering and highly experienced scholar in the accounting. Professor Birkett published extensively in areas such as Australian company failures, activity-based costing, value creating and risk management in financial services, and strategic resource management.
Professor Birkett’s passion was to advancing the latest thinking in accounting practice. In his time, and in additional to serving in a number of leadership roles in the UNSW Business School, Professor Birkett played an significantly influential role in the development of the accounting profession. Most notably, Professor Birkett established the Australian Centre of Management Accounting Development (ACMAD), which at its height was a national network for the exchange of discussion and development of new accounting ideas. Professor Birkett also influenced through his service in a number of professional leadership roles, including with CPA Australia and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
Bill was a visionary and an innovative scholar, and his pioneering spirit lives on through this lecture series.
Digital Transformation and Technology: Implications for the Future of the Accounting Profession.
Embracing accounting’s technological disruption: It’s as easy as ABCDE.
Future of Accounting Transforming Accounting Education – are we ready for the ride?
How accountants can contribute to society and act as agents for transformational change.
International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) After a Decade.
Integrated Reporting and Assurance: Trends and evidence of benefit.
The Fraud Triangle – a critical analysis.
Competency Frameworks: A Way Forward For Internal Audit And Practice.