Dedicated to innovation and new ideas, ACHIEVE 2018 will shine light onto a lesser known realm of Accounting.
It is a realm that affects all accounting professionals in their careers, and one current students will experience as well, as they deal with the dilemmas of persevering in the face of pressure from superiors to bend the rules.
This year’s theme will focus on fraud and ethics in accounting, with elements of forensic accounting and ethical dilemmas.
From as early on as high school, accounting students have learned about various fraudulent accounting scandals orchestrated by corporations worldwide. We have examined these case studies from the perspective of students, reading from the pages of our textbooks about the magnitude of these schemes, along with the catastrophes and financial hardships they caused.
From Enron to Valeant, accounting principles governed and influenced business practices, and for better or worse, directly impacted society as a whole. Too often accountants are manipulated and pressured by superiors to follow orders that contradict with their code of ethics and lead them down a dark road to fraud and lies.
For the first time ever at ACHIEVE, delegates will have the opportunity to dive head first into the world of ethics and fraud, and hear first hand the experiences from business leaders who will share their stories of persevering in the face of pressure. Every aspect of the conference will deal with these types of dilemmas, and delegates will actively participate in activities spanning from solving murder mysteries to leading investigative interviews and more.
This year, we will not settle for the typical “Accounting and Finance” theme. This year, we are embarking on a path that has never been explored before. Join us, and experience the exciting world of Forensic Accounting and the challenges of ethical dilemmas!