Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust co-sponsor Irish accounting academic conference

May 30, 2018

Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust were delighted to co-sponsor the 31st annual two-day conference of the Irish Accounting & Finance Association (IAFA).  

NEWS BODY - IAFA 2018-min

Pictured l-r Susan Rossney (Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust), Erin King and Elaine Doyle (University of Limerick), and Anastasia Myachina (Chartered Accountants Ireland)

The Irish Accounting Association was founded in 1987 to bring together academics from all parts of Ireland in order to advance teaching and research in accounting and related disciplines. The name and objectives were changed to include finance in 1991.  The Association now has members in virtually all third-level colleges that employ accounting and finance academics in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Hosted this year by the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick on 23rd–25th May 2018, the annual conference is a major event in the Irish academic conference calendar and attracts academics from Ireland, the UK, and beyond.  A doctoral colloquium preceded two days of academic research paper presentations by leading academics from the island of Ireland and overseas to the 100 delegates who attended the event. 

NEWS BODY - IAFA Noonan Interview 2018-min

Pictured: Deputy Michael Noonan, former Minister for Finance

Dr Philip O’Regan, Executive Dean of the Kemmy Business School, formally welcomed delegates to the event, and introduced guest speaker Professor Jan Bebbington, Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development at University of St Andrews, who spoke about Characterising Modern Slavery and Challenging Social Accounting. Later that day, TD and former Minister for Finance Michael Noonan was interviewed by Kathryn Hayes, Lecturer in Journalism, UL.

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