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Turbulence and uncertainty are major characteristics of today’s business world. The objective of the conference is to discuss the dynamic relationship between strategy, accounting and control within this environment. While most corporations face growing discontinuities in markets and products life cycles, in technological developments and in the nature of competitive pressures, accounting and control still lag in terms of responding to these needs. Moreover most organizations still face a lot of difficulties adopting an integrated approach toward the three areas.

Some of the aspects discussed by the speakers will be the following:

  • The new vision for control in government organizations.
  • The controllers’ challenges in the new world of organizations.
  • Management accounting in the complex world of tomorrow.
  • Accounting performance measurement and the information need of tomorrow.
  • Strategic control processes in excellent Canadian corporations.

Keynote speaker:

The New Vision for Control in Government Organization
James Quentin McCrindell, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Comptroller General Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Speakers:

Increasing the Relevance of Management Accounting
Peter J. Clarke, Professor, University College Dublin

Strategic Accounting and Control: The Challenge In a Turbulence Word
Today’s Controller- Tomorrow’s Organization
Susan Lower, Founding Partner and CEO, Shamrock Group

Management Control Systems in Excellent Canadian Companies

Gene Deszca, Director MBA Program, School of Business and Economics,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

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