Strategic Accounting for control and governance (ICAF2011)

Venue: TA PAI Management Insitute

Location: Manipal, Karnataka, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 10, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2011
Registration Date: Dec 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: Dec 15, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2011
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1st International Conference on Accounting and Finance

(ICAF 2011)

Conference Theme : "Strategic Accounting for Control & Governance"

Date : 10 -12th March, 2011

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.

Who should be part of this Conference?

This conference is aimed at educators, students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of Corporate Control & Governance, Ethics, Accounting and Prevention & Detection of Fraud. The conference will have a balance of lectures and presentations from the academic as well as the practitioners’ perspectives and will have renowned international as well as Indian speakers. It is aimed at creating a platform for a healthy exchange, debate and development of ideas and emerging issues in the areas of strategic accounting, control and governance. It seeks to bring academics and practitioners closer for the further development of these subject areas.


Topics include:

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
Conference Sessions/Workshops

10th and 11th March: Control Systems and Prevention & Detection of Fraud
12th March: IFRS – Accounting as a Control Mechanism for Better Governance


T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Important dates:

Last date for Receipt of Extended Abstract - 15th December 2010

Communication of Acceptance by - 8th December 2010

Last date for registration - 30th December 2010

Dates of conference - 10th to 12th March 2011

Submission Guidelines:

Only original and previously unpublished work should be submitted for consideration.
The conference calls for extended abstracts (Details given below). However, if one wishes to submit a full paper, it shall be considered if accompanied by the extended abstract.
The Extended Abstracts will serve as the first step towards revision and submission of final papers to be published in a journal by August 2011 after a double-blind review process. Detailed guidelines for submission of final full paper are available on the website.
The Extended Abstracts must reflect the presentations at the conference by the authors, providing a means of communicating new results and significant scientific conclusions to other attendees of the conference.
At least one of the authors, in the case of co-authored abstracts, must attend the conference.
The extended abstracts will be compiled into a Conference Proceedings volume.
Extended Abstract Format:

The Extended Abstract, including references and figure captions, must be written in font Times New Roman 12 pt, double spaced, on A4-size paper with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins at top, bottom, and sides.
The extended abstract should be constructed in the following order: Title; Text (including literature survey, objectives, methodology, findings and conclusions); References; Figures with captions; and tables with caption explanation.
A separate page including the Title; Author/s name(s); Contact information (institution, e-mail) must be included to facilitate double-blind review. In case of multiple authors, the names of all the authors should be included.
The text should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding figures and tables).
The figures and tables must be submitted on separate pages, they must not be included in the text.
Complete details, including Paper format guidelines are available on the TAPMI website (