Your guide to all the top UK Accounting events in 2019
There are new technological developments every day. In order to stay relevant in the field, it is important for accountants to update themselves in the latest practices and developments in the Finance and Accounting industry. One of the best ways to do this is to attend accounting conferences and events in the UK where you can hear about the latest trends in the field from industry professionals.
To help guide you, we’ve compiled a list of the top Accounting events in the UK that you should consider attending in 2019. The following list includes a combination of accounting and finance events that discuss the future of finance and accounting professions as well as the Fintech developments in the industry that will help increase efficiency in companies.
ICAEW Accounting Conference 2019- UK
The ICAEW is an accounting event in the UK designed to help Accounting professionals adapt to the changes and complexities of the financial reporting standards. The Quality Assurance Department (QAD) that conducts the audits believes that financial reports prepared for businesses are the best representation of a company’s strengths. Therefore these reports are closely examined during the QAD’s annual visits. The ICAEW conference will discuss the preparation and analysis of these financial reports. The event will also cover topics related to the FRS 102. Although this document is well established in the UK, the standard for creating this report does not contain a lot of detail. The most common questions that people have about the FRS 102 will be answered by professionals at the conference. Peter Herbert and Guy Loveday will be the key speakers at this event.
Venue: The Members Lounge, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The 3aaa County Ground,
Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA.
Date: 15th April 2019
Time: 9:30 AM-16:30 PM
Cost: DSCA Members- £105.00 + VAT, Non-DSCA Members- £115.00 + VAT
Website: ICAEW Accounting Conference 2019
Accountex Summit North Conference
The Accountex Summit will discuss the new developments in the field of accounting as well as problems faced by professionals today. The summit will feature the following events:
A one-day conference: This event is created for accounting professionals and will discuss new developments in the field and the future of the industry.
Keynote Speaker Program- Will feature high profile speakers who will provide new insights in the field of accounting.
Break-out theatres- The theatre will discuss the important topics and trends in the industry and will include interactive sessions.
Networking event- This allows you to network and interact with key suppliers in the accounting industry.
The variety of events at the Accountex accounting 2019 conference in the UK will give attendees the knowledge and updates they need to grow and develop their careers. Some topics that will be discussed include Making Tax Digital, Pension Pricing and the Cloud.
Venue: Manchester Central
Date: 10th September 2019
Cost: Free to attend
Website: Accountex Summit North 2019
Ethical Accounting Conference
This Ethical Accounting Conference is hosted by the Association of International Accountants in Manchester and London in 2019. The guest speakers at the event will provide updates on ethical behaviours in the field of finance and accounting, corporate governance and the ethical dilemmas companies face when managing client’s assets. Trending topics in Accounting such as the effects of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will also be discussed. The event will feature speeches by prominent accounting professionals such as Mark Prudhoe, Edward Houghton, Peter Montagnon, David Oliver.
Attendees can also make donations towards the Education and Benevolent Trust. The trust helps raise financial aid for low-income individuals who wish to learn Accounting.
Venue: London: University of London, 1 Cartwright Gardens
Manchester: AC Hotel by Marriott, Salford Quays
Date: Manchester: 2nd April 2019
London: 4th April 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: £95.00 AIA members, £125.00 Non-members
Website: Ethical Accounting Conference
Future of Finance and CFO Summit
For the second row in a year, one of Britain’s most exclusive clubs, the Hurlingham Club is hosting the Future of Finance Summit. The event will provide insights into new technological developments in the field of finance by prominent professionals in companies such as Facebook and Burberry. The summit will teach you how to create a successful team that will add value to your organization, how to use digital finance to your advantage and how you can streamline your organisation’s process.
You can learn about all this and more from industry leaders who help advance insights and learnings at the Future of Finance and CFO Summit 2019.
Venue: The Hurlingham Club, London, United Kingdom
Date: 11-13th February 2019
Cost: First Class Pass- £3,099 + 20% UK VAT, Business Class Pass- £2,299 + 20% UK VAT, Economy Class Pass- £1,899 + 20% UK VAT
Website: Future of Finance and CFO Summit
Quickbooks Connect London 2019
Quickbooks Connect is a 2019 accounting conference in the UK designed to help you grow your business and gain valuable insights from industry professionals on how to make smart decisions to help increase efficiency in your organization. Accounting professionals can learn about new tech developments in the accounting industry and how they can add value to their clients. Small business owners, on the other hand, can learn strategies from fellow business owners on how to gain more customers and thrive in their business.
They are numerous breakout sessions where speakers will discuss client solutions, how to price products and services and how to increase productivity to take their business to the next level.
Venue: Old Billingsgate
Date: 25th and 26th February
Cost: Main Day Pass- £99, Accounting Professional Pass- £149.
Website: Quickbooks Connect London
Finovate Europe 2019
Finovate Europe is one of the biggest accounting events in the UK. The event highlights new technology solutions that help increase efficiency in the finance and accounting industry. The event includes 65+ firms that demo real-world applications that are incredibly useful in today’s growing fintech industry. You can gather insights from global finance leaders that will help you create a roadmap for your business and build new ideas. The inability of companies to adopt the latest technology is a common pitfall in many firms. The event features 120+ expert speakers from the top companies in the finance and accounting industry. Finovate also offers a ‘high-impact’ networking app that allows you to connect with other attendees before the event begins.
Venue: Tobacco Dock, London, UK
Date: 12th-14th February 2019 (Additional summit day February 15th)
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:15 PM
Cost: Main 3 day event- £1,695, Summit Day (Open Banking Summit and AI Summit)- £895
Website: Finovate Europe
BAFA- Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclass
This a master class hosted by the British Accounting and Finance Association. The event serves as a resource for individuals and researchers in the accounting community. The association is also accepting research papers for the masterclass on various topics such as auditing, accounting history, corporate governance and many more.
Venue: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date: 9th-10th April 2019
Website: Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclass
Management Accounting Research Group (MARG)
MARG forums provide an outlet for researchers and practitioners to discuss new breakthroughs in the field of accounting. The London School of Economics hosts two MARG conferences a year. One event focuses on the latest trends in management accounting, while the second event evaluates the research aspect of management accounting. The event will feature speeches by high-level industry professionals in the accounting industry.
Venue: The London School of Economics
Website: Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference (event details will be updated on the website soon)