3rd Annual Accounting Conference summed up in one word: Excel-lent!

It was a jam-packed day at the 3rd Annual Accounting Conference presented by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business and Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Education Foundation Alberta.


This annual conference gives researchers the opportunity to discuss relevant and current research, teaching, and practice in the field of accounting. This opens the door for a wide variety of topics year after year. With this year’s theme of “Contemporary Information Prerequisites for Accountants,” the presentations ranged from data analysis for accountants to strategic management accounting usage and so much more.


It wasn’t just a numbers game for the conference attendees either, as Dr. Joe Cox, Athabasca University’s Canada Research Chair in Digital Disruption and Organizational Transformation (Tier 2), started the morning off with a fascinating introduction to the world of bitcoin and blockchain and the transformative impacts they have.

Overall, the day was a great opportunity for those in the accounting field to learn about the current research and to have a space to discuss trends in accounting. It was a full house and we’re already looking forward to next year’s conference!


(This article originally appeared on The Hub)