IFRS Conference 2013


“IFRS – Global Rules and Local Use,” an international scientific conference focused on international harmonization of financial reporting took place on the 17th and 18th of October 2013 at AAU. The aim of this conference was to provide a space for the meeting of experts on theory and practice.

See a detailed PROGRAM here.

All presented works/related abstracts can be found in PROCEEDINGS.

Professor David Alexander from University of Birmingham was a special guest at the conference, and is a renowned expert in the field of IFRS and international accounting and finance. Other important guests included Paul André, acting professor at the Paris University ESSEC, and editor of the prestigious journal Accounting in Europe, and Aljoša Valentinčič, professor at the University of Ljubljana, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association (EAA). Key speakers included:

Professor Emeritus David Alexander is a leading theorist of accounting and financial reporting focusing on methodology, classification of IFRS, and cultural differences and practical application of IFRS in an international context. In addition to David´s extensive research interests and publication record, he is an author of several key text books in the field, both solely and in a team.

Paul André is both a professor in the Accounting and Management Control Department and a Co-Chair of the ESSEC Financial Reporting Centre. His research has focused on the topics of financial reporting, earnings quality, corporate governance, ownership structures, auditing and mergers and acquisitions. Paul has published numerous articles on these topics in many top journals.


Jiří Strouhal is an associate professor at the University of Economics in Prague, Department of Business Economics. He is also an author of more than thirty publications (both practical as well as research-oriented) in the field of accounting and financial management. Moreover, Jiří is actively lecturing at Škoda Auto University Mladá Boleslav and visiting at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

The conference was attended by 54 experts from 9 countries, which presented 22 contributions from both academics and practitioners. There were 20 students attending the panel discussion and the special section on cultural differences. Conference proceedings are available on the AAU website (see above).

Conference participants appreciated the organization and management of the presentations as useful and efficient. The importance of the event lies in the fact that conferences regarding this topic have been organized mainly abroad, making its presence in the Czech Republic even more important.

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