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WorkShops

Pre-Conference Workshops

  1. Framework-based IFRS understanding and teaching.
  2. Global accounting and opportunities for accounting curriculum innovation.

Concurrent Workshops

  1. Meet the Editor/s - tips for publishing in Intl Journals.
  2. IFRS Research.

Pre-Conference Workshop, Monday, 30 April, 2012

Framework-based IFRS understanding and teaching

On Monday 30 April 2012 the College of Business & Economics at Qassim University as the organizer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference: Challenges & Opportunities, will hold a half day training workshop for those teaching and adopting IFRSs.

The workshop will be held at: Qassim University - Saudi Arabia

The objective of the workshop is to outline the changes in accounting following the adoption of IFRSs and it includes discussing the following subjects:

  • Benefits of global standards and the progress of IFRSs adoption around the world.
  • Structure and governance of the IFRS Foundation and the adoption of IFRSs by countries.
  • Recent standards, current projects and the IASB agenda for the next decade.
  • What principle-based standards are and the role of the IASB Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting.
  • Framework-based understanding of financial statements.
  • Implementing Framework-based teaching and enhancing the ability of students and practitioners to make the judgments and estimates that are necessary to apply IFRSs.

Trainer:

Guillermo Braunbeck
Academic Fellow IFRS Education Initiative

Guillermo Braunbeck is currently an Academic Fellow at the IFRS Foundation since September 2011. He obtained his PhD degree in Accounting at University of Sao Paulo and currently is in sabbatical leave from his docent position at Fipecafi(University of Sao Paulo related foundation dedicated to research and professional training in accounting). He has graduated in economics right before joining Arthur Andersen in Brazil, where he worked in the assurance services area, mainly engaged in financial statement audits and due diligences. He also worked as internal audit head and risk manager as well as senior consultant in acquisition and post-merger activities. Mr. Braunbeck has engaged himself in several initiatives to promote high quality reporting, including projects for Brazilian Federal Council of Accounting, World Bank and more recently, for the UNCTAD (ISAR) in the “Capacity-building for high-quality corporate reporting” initiative.

Workshop time: ( 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM )

Cost:

There is charge for attending this workshop: SR 1000 ($250) per person. Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by you attending will not be reimbursed by the organizer.

Format:

The event will include a number of sessions and those sessions will take a variety of forms—presentations, question and answer sessions, a Framework-based teaching workshop and feedback from the participants.

Refreshments will be provided by the Organizer.

Participants:

From business academics, professionals, company directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and those who have the interest about IFRS. Participation is limited to a maximum of 30 persons. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Booking policy:

A completed application form along with payment in advance is necessary to secure a place in the workshop.
Please note that places in the workshop will not be guaranteed until full payment has been received. Cheque or transfer are to be made payable to International Financial Reporting Standards. ( مؤتمر معايير التقارير المالية الدولية )
For Bank Account Number (IBAN) please contact ( Mr. Bader Al-Housan) on +966591391717.

Pre-Conference Workshop Monday, 30 April, 2012

( Global accounting and opportunities for accounting curriculum innovation. )

On Monday 30 April 2012, the College of Business & Economics at Qassim University as the organizer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference: Challenges &Opportunities will hold a TWO hours workshop for accounting chairman and their assistants.

 

The workshop will be held at: Qassim University - Saudi Arabia

The objective of the workshop is to recognize that teaching IFRS brings many opportunities to improve accounting curriculum and focus on making good judgments. The workshop includes discussing the following subjects::

  • The benefits of using a framework-based approach to teaching financial reporting
  • Incorporating Framework-based teaching into existing courses
  • Featuring Fundamental Qualitative Characteristics and Enhancing Qualitative Characteristics
  • Teaching judgment
  • IFRS teaching resources
  • IFRS for SMEs
  • Study Abroad opportunities

Presenters:

Greg Burton, Professor Burton, Ph.D., CPA, is a professor and the Deloitte &Touche Fellow at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he teaches auditing, financial accounting, risks and controls, and international business at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has been honored with several teaching awards, and has published in journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, Review of Accounting Studies Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, andthe Journal of Information Systems. His research spans fraud, auditing, market behavior, and international accounting. He was appointed the 2008-2009 AcademicFellow in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is presently a member of the Ernst & Young Academic Resource center. In addition to his academic qualifications,he has professional experience with KPMG, most recently as a senior manager.He has recently given presentations in Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Ervin L. Black, Professor Black completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1995 and has held faculty positions at Brigham Young University, University of Washington, University of Wyoming, and University of Arkansas. Professor Black’s research is primarily in the financial accounting and international accounting areas, with emphasis on examining the usefulness of firm financial characteristics in different settings. Journals in which Professor Black has published include: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Professor Black is active in the International and Financial Reporting Sections of the American Accounting Association, having served as the President of the International Accounting Section. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research. Dr. Black teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial and international accounting. Prior to his academic career he worked for seven years in private industry.He has recently given presentations in Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

Workshop time: ( 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM )

Cost:

There is no charge for attending this workshop. Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by you attending will not be reimbursed by the organizer

Format:

The event will include a number of sessions and those sessions will take a variety of forms—presentations, question and answer sessions.

Refreshments will be provided by the Organizer.

Participants:

This workshop is restricted to accounting chairman and their assistants. Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 persons, with no more than TWO participants from each department. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Concurrent Workshop Wednesday, 2 May, 2012

( Meet the Editor/s- tips for publishing in International Journals )

On Wednesday 2nd May 2012, the College of Business & Economics at Qassim University as the organizer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference: Challenges & Opportunities, will hold a ONE hour workshop.  

The workshop will be held at: Qassim University - Saudi Arabia

I. Getting Published in International Refereed Journals: Pre and Post Submission Considerations.

 

Mostaq Hussain, Dr. Mostaq is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick-Saint John. He graduated from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Vaasa, Finland. He worked in Japan, Sweden, Finland and Oman before he joined UNBSJ in 2006. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), and International Journal of management Development (IJMD). His fields of research are in management accounting practices in organizations, performance management and measurement in services. He has been working for accreditation and developing graduate and undergraduate programs at different universities in the Middle-east and in Canada. He has published a number of articles in international refereed journals, and received more than two dozens of scholarships/awards on his academic activities from different institutions in Finland, Sweden, Japan, Norway, UK and Canada, including Literati Club’s “Awards for Excellence”, and Sultan Qaboos University’s “Distinguished Research Award”.

The objective of the first part of the workshop is to let researchers know the technicalities involved in successful publication of papers in International Refereed Journals and it includes discussing the following subjects:

  • How to prepare manuscript?
  • How to target proper journals?
  • How to submit and handle submission?
  • How to communicate with post-submission issues (“dos” and “Not dos”)
  • How to fulfill refereed comments?

II. Getting Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals: How can you ensure that what you write has a good chance of being published in a refereed Journal?

 

Mazhar Islam, Professor Islam is currently a Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University, and has over twenty-five years of academic experience at the university level with multicultural diversity. Professor Islam has an excellent record of scholarly activities and have written nearly ninety research papers, of which over forty are in refereed journals, and several chapters of books. Furthermore, He has presented over sixty scientific papers at national and international conferences. His main research interests include capital markets, banking and financial institutions. Professor Islam is the editor-in-chief of three refereed journals: American Journal of Finance and Accounting, Global Review of Business and Economic Research, and International Journal of Business Forecasting & Marketing Intelligence. Professor Islam is the founding Chair of the Global Academy of Business and Economic Research (GABER.ORG), and has organized several international conferences.

The objective of the second part of the workshop is to inform the prospective authors how to get published in a refereed journal. The workshop will focus on the following points:

  • Why write for an academic peer reviewed journal?
  • How does peer review work?.
  • Who are the Peers?
  • What are peer reviewers looking for?)
  • Is there any lack of awareness of other works in my area of research?
  • Is it the appropriate Journal for my work?
  • What are the rules for getting published?

Workshop time: ( 08:15 AM - 09:15 AM )

Cost:

There is no charge for attending this workshop. Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by you attending will not be reimbursed by the organizer

Format:

The event will include a number of sessions and those sessions will take a variety of forms—presentations, question and answer sessions.

Refreshments will be provided by the Organizer.

Participants:

This workshop for researchers, faculty members, graduate and post-graduate students and any individual interested in academic research and its publication.


Concurrent Workshop Wednesday, 2 May, 2012

IFRS Research

On Wednesday 2nd May 2012, the College of Business & Economics at Qassim University as the organizer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference: Challenges & Opportunities, will hold a ONE hour workshop.

 

The workshop will be held at: Qassim University - Saudi Arabia

The objective of the workshop is to help identify current trends in financial reporting research, discuss keys to publishing in top journals, and understand what and what not to do in international research. Some specific issues on International Accounting and Research will be under the discussion: What is international accounting? Why should we study or research international accounting? Dimensions to International Accounting; Comparative/Descriptive Accounting; Accounting for International Transactions and Multinational Enterprises; Application of IFRS in different regimes; Ethics and Education Internationally

Presenters:

Greg Burton, Professor Burton, Ph.D., CPA, is a professor and the Deloitte &Touche Fellow at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he teaches auditing, financial accounting, risks and controls, and international business at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has been honored with several teaching awards, and has published in journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, Review of Accounting Studies Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, andthe Journal of Information Systems. His research spans fraud, auditing, market behavior, and international accounting. He was appointed the 2008-2009 AcademicFellow in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is presently a member of the Ernst & Young Academic Resource center. In addition to his academic qualifications,he has professional experience with KPMG, most recently as a senior manager.He has recently given presentations in Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Ervin L. Black, Professor Black completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1995 and has held faculty positions at Brigham Young University, University of Washington, University of Wyoming, and University of Arkansas. Professor Black’s research is primarily in the financial accounting and international accounting areas, with emphasis on examining the usefulness of firm financial characteristics in different settings. Journals in which Professor Black has published include: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Professor Black is active in the International and Financial Reporting Sections of the American Accounting Association, having served as the President of the International Accounting Section. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research. Dr. Black teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial and international accounting. Prior to his academic career he worked for seven years in private industry.He has recently given presentations in Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

Workshop time: (08:15am - 09:15am)

Cost:

There is no charge for attending this workshop. Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by you attending will not be reimbursed by the organizer.

Format:

The event will include a number of sessions and those sessions will take a variety of forms—presentations, question and answer sessions.

Refreshments will be provided by the Organizer.

Participants:

This workshop for researchers, faculty members, graduate and post-graduate students and any individual interested in academic research and its publication.