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Accounting department's Accounting and Technology Conference going online Oct. 22-23

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

Accounting and Technology Conference

The Accounting and Technology Conference, sponsored by the Kansas State University Department of Accounting, will be offered online Oct. 22-23.



MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Department of Accounting will host its second annual Accounting and Technology Conference on Oct. 22-23. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's conference will be offered in an online-only format.

The conference is for accounting professionals seeking to understand the impacts of technology on the accounting profession in today's business world and provides 16 hours of continuing professional education.

The conference will feature keynote speakers from across the country, including Lynn Turner, former chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Kelly Richmond Pope, a forensic accountant, professor and filmmaker; Emily Lehning, special assistant to the provost at Kansas State University; and Chet Buchman, managing partner of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd LLC.

According to Brooke Beyer, Deloitte director of accounting analytics and innovation at K-State and lead conference organizer, the conference will explore the integration of accounting and technology.

"Our profession is evolving very quickly," Beyer said. "This conference is about equipping accounting professionals with the skills that they will need to be competitive in an ever-changing, technologically focused business world."

In addition to a series of leading speakers, the conference will address a wide range of topics over its two-day run. Day one will feature sessions on intergenerational leadership, audit and tax updates, accounting advisory, and ethics, while day two will include workshops on accounting analytics, fraud and forensics, and robotic process automation. The conference will also feature some hands-on, interactive data workshops designed to help professionals in building current technology skills.

"The success of last year's conference highlighted the importance of bringing together accounting professionals to explore contemporary issues in our discipline," said Brett Wilkinson, head of the accounting department. "Kansas State University's accounting program continues to innovate and provide leadership in our field as we fulfill our land-grant mission and role."

For further information and to register to attend, visit the conference website or email Wilkinson at bwilkinson@k-state.edu or Beyer at bbeyer@k-state.edu.

Written by

Brent Fritzemeier

At a glance

Registration is now open for the Kansas State University Department of Accounting's online Accounting and Technology Conference, offered Oct. 22-23.