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Financial Reporting and Auditing

Financial Reporting
and Auditing

Challenges and Opportunities Created
by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Reporting
and Auditing

Challenges and Opportunities Created
by the COVID-19 Pandemic

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CHARLES H. CHO

Charles H. Cho is Professor of Accounting and the Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Science in Accounting, and a PhD in Business Administration (Accounting Track) from the University of Central Florida. He also worked for KPMG LLP and other public accounting firms for several years in auditing and taxation. His research interests include Social and Environmental Accounting; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); and Accounting and the Public Interest. Professor Cho has published his work in leading academic journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He currently serves as an Editor of Accounting Forum and the Accounting and Business Ethics Section Co-Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics. He is actively involved in the academic community as a Council member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Chair of its International Associates Committee, is regularly invited as plenary keynote speaker at international conferences and professional events, and solicited by the media. Recently, he was selected as one of the “Top 50 Academic and Research Support Project” from the Republic of Korea’s Prime Minister and Minister of Education; received the Honorable Knight Award from the University of Central Florida’s Hall of Fame; and was recognized as one of the top 2% most cited scholars within discipline worldwide (34th in the world and 1st in Canada) in the Accounting field for 2019.
See: <https://schulich.yorku.ca/faculty/charles-cho/

PANEL

CATALIN N. ALBU

Catalin N. Albu is Professor of Accounting with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, where he conducts research and teaches in several areas of accounting, with a focus on the application os western models in emerging economies. Catalin’s research has been published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Forum, Accounting and Business Research, Australian Accounting Review, and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, among others. Catalin serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and as member of the editorial board of Accounting Forum. Catalin is the Chair of the External Relations Committee of the European Accounting Association and acts as Vice-President Conferences for the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).

SHEILA KILLIAN

Professor Sheila Killian is section co-editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, and serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting, Finance & Governance Review; Accounting Forum and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Her research is mainly qualitative, and addresses issues of social sustainability, accountability and the common good, with a focus on professional expertise, tax policy and business school education. See:  http://www.ul.ie/business/arc. Sheila teaches corporate finance and corporate social responsibility, mainly at postgraduate level. She has also taught these subjects at Aalto University in Finland, and at University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University in South Africa. She is currently Director, Principles for Responsible Management Education at the Kemmy Business School. Her past roles include Assistant Dean, Research; Head of Department; Course Director; and Head of AACSB Accreditation. Prior to joining the University of Limerick, She worked as a tax advisor with Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Ernst & Young, and in airfinance and educational software development. Her primary degree is in Maths, from NUI Galway. She holds a masters in Business Studies from UCC, and a PhD in Taxation from UCD. She also has qualifications in international teaching from IMD, and in CSR from the ILO and Boston College. Professionally, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as an associate of the Institute of Taxation of Ireland. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Guide with Irish Experiences.

ERICA PIMENTEL

Erica Pimentel is an Assistant Professor in the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. She is in the Accounting Area where her teaching focuses on Financial Accounting. Erica’s research explores how technological disruption impacts the ways in which auditors engage with their work. She conducts this research using a variety of qualitative approaches, namely interviews and ethnography. She is currently working on projects that explores how remote working arrangements and blockchain are impacting audit practices. Her broader interest is in thinking about how professions are changing in light of new technologies and the on-going crisis of expertise.

SATOSHI SUGAHARA

Satoshi Sugahara is a Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU), Hyogo, Japan. Satoshi’s primary area of research is accounting education; accounting for SMEs and international accounting including IFRS and its education. He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of International Accounting Research, Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting, Accounting Education, Asian Review of Accounting, etc. Also he is a member of editorial board for several international journals, including Meditari Accountancy Research and Accounting Forum.