International Conference on Accounting and Finance 2011 (ICAF-2011)

Venue: T.A.Pai Management Institute

Location: Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 10, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2011
Registration Date: Dec 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 08, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2010
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Introduction to the Conference Theme:

With the integration of financial markets, diversification of business operations and the use of complex instruments, the need for adoption of common global accounting practices has found increased acceptance amongst users of financial statements. Needless to say, convergence with IFRS is seen as the first step towards enhancing the quality of reported data for external use. It is hoped that this will in due course enhance the levels of accountability, transparency, fairness and responsibility.

However, inadequacies in the system have surfaced more often than not in the recent past violating the credibility of reported financial data and governance in the private sector. Each such incident has in turn led to the adoption of more stringent and transparent regulations and renewed the call for better governance measures.

Historically, various accounting measures have been used as tools for control for equitable appropriation of stakeholder wealth. The strategic use of accounting practices for effective control and better governance requires greater in-depth exploration. This is also expected to have wider implications in preventing the occurrence of fraud and misrepresentation. Furthermore, the role of good governance practices and their influence on improving the quality of accounting information needs closer examination. It may thus be said that although accounting and governance share common goals there is great scope to develop better appreciation of the inter-relationships between these fields. This conference seeks to explore avenues for protecting stakeholder interests by synthesizing the best practices in accounting and governance.

Papers/Abstracts are invited in the following areas:
• Accounting Challenges – Strategic Accounting
• Management Control Systems
• Whistle Blowing - Corporate Policy & Practices
• Creative Accounting and Earnings Management
• Role of Regulatory Bodies
• Ethics in Accounting & Governance
• Forensic Accounting and Fraud
• Tax Accounting and Fraud
• Internal Audit-detection/prevention of fraud and unacceptable accounting practices
• Audit Techniques - Challenges in Technology Enabled Business Environment
• Information security audits
• Electronic crime
• Best Practices in Corporate Governance
• Other related areas


Additional Information

Important dates Last date for receipt of Paper/ Extended Abstract - 15th October 2010 Communication of Acceptance by - 25th November 2010 Last date for registration - 20th December 2010 Dates of conference - 10th to 12th March 2011 The registration fees are: International participants/delegates (other than from SAARC countries) : US $ 200 Participants/Delegates from India and other SAARC countries: Academic : INR 4000 Industry : INR 5000 Students : INR 1500 Alumni : INR 2000 Spouse of delegate : INR 1000