The 3rd Annual Higher Education Strategic Management Accounting Forum 2013

Venue: The Grace Hotel

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2013 / 8:30 am - (GMT +10:00 hours) End Date/Time: May 15, 2013 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +10:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Apr 05, 2013 Time: 17:30:00(GMT +10:00 hours)
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Liquid Learning is delighted to present the 3rd Annual Higher Education Strategic Management Accounting Forum 2013. An enlightening mix of success stories, practical case studies, expert sessions and an interactive masterclass will provide finance and management accounting professionals with the skills required to drive finance transformation within their institutions.

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  • Leveraging Business Intelligence and forecasting tools to drive financial success
  • Achieving sustainability through strategic forecasting and budgeting
  • Embedding commercial acumen within academic institutions
  • Driving finance transformation in a demand-driven funding environment


Pranay Lodhiya Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

La Trobe University

Shane McGregor Vice President, Strategic Finance and Resources

Flinders University

Jessica Lightfoot Executive Director, Financial Resources Management

Monash University

Darren Greentree Director, Financial Operations

University of Western Sydney

Vicki Williams BA (Acct), CA, GAICD Director of Finance and Business Services

University of Canberra

Julian Manche Director, Decision Support and Financial Planning

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Judith McKay General Manager, Finance and Estates

AUT University

Lorne Cummings Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean Higher Degree Research

Macquarie University

Clinton McGregor Business Intelligence Manager, Office of Planning and Financial Services

Griffith University

Chris Soteriou Associate Director, Business Planning and Analysis

University of Adelaide

Kevin P Riley FCA FCPA Managing Director

Riley & Riley – Strategy Advisers

Patricia Alner Director, Planning and Budget

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Julie Arthur Director, Planning Quality and Review

Southern Cross University

Alister Cairns Manager, Management Information Systems

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)


This event is proudly supported by:

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Australia


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About The Event

The Higher Education sector is currently undergoing a period of significant transformation as it moves into a demand driven commercial environment. In order to thrive, the role of finance is evolving to cope with multiple interdependent forces. Through this complexity, success can be achieved with a clear and focused strategy that considers diverse information and allows decision makers to act with confidence.

Understanding how to maximise research funding, utilise strategic budgeting and forecasting whilst creating realistic and competitive subject costing is a must. Engaging academics to encourage enterprise within universities is also essential to make this change. This conference will enable finance and management accountant professionals to develop their skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing face of finance in the Higher Education sector. This annual conference is a valuable opportunity for networking and to focus on challenges unique to the Higher Education sector.


Finance professionals within Universities, TAFEs and Independent Higher Education Providers in roles spanning:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Management Accountants
  • Finance Controller / Director / Manager / Officer
  • Reporting
  • Analysis
  • Planning, Forecasting and Reporting
  • Business Intelligence / Finance Systems Projects
  • Cost Management and Analysis
  • Decision Support
  • Finance Transformation
  • Projects

To book your place or request more information, contact Liquid Learning by email:, Phone: +61 2 9437 1311, Fax: +61 2 9437 1093, or visit:


77 York Street
New South Wales