Tuesday 15 June 2021
ICAEW's Chief Executive, Michael Izza, launches Virtually Live 2021 ICAEW's flagship conference bringing together members in business and practice with industry experts.
Lord Karan Bilimoria outlines his vision for a world of successful and sustainable organisations. Whether big business or smaller entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria will point to measures for long term success.
What will our global economies look like when the pandemic is over, and how will we get there? Hear from: Julie Brown, CFO of Burberry; Jacqueline Chan, CFO and Managing Director of DBS Bank Hong Kong; David Mellor, CEO of Crowe Global; and and Ronan Dunne, EVP and Group CEO of Verizon.
Hear from Nick Farmer, Partner at Menzies; Paul Samrah at Moore Kingston Smith; and Ruth Corkin, Director Indirect Tax at Hillier Hopkins on how organisations of all sizes have adapted, and what change is yet on the horizon.
AppZen has introduced Autonomous AP. This session will demonstrate why you will want to know the difference between "automation" and "autonomous" when improving your finance operations, as well as explaining how finance AI can be seamlessly integrated.
In Partnership with AppZen
Emily McKenzie, the Head of Evidence and Policy for the Dasgupta Review and Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies discuss what the implementation of the review’s recommendations might look like.
Join accounting industry insiders Mark McNee and Katie Hoare as they discuss how automation can open the door to providing more advisory services and becoming an invaluable partner to your clients.
In Partnership with Dext
How can the audit industry leverage learnings from 2020? Join Confirmation's Kyle Gibbons and Crowe Global's David Chitty as they explore the future of audit and streamlining audit processes using technology and increase efficiencies.
In Partnership with Confirmation
New cases of worker exploitation and malpractice are being highlighted at an alarming rate. Hear from our panel of experts on how they have led their businesses and clients down the path of good governance and how they overcame challenges
With the global vaccine rollout accelerating and a debt pile unseen for 100 years, what will the global economies look like in the coming years? Join this debate between Deloitte's Ian Stewart and IFG's Gemma Tetlow on the future in the UK, US and Asia.
The pandemic has driven a wave of entrepreneurialism. Hear from ICAEW members riding this wave as they discuss the challenges and opportunities the global landscape presents
Hear from three members of ICAEW's Practitioner Business Adviser Community on how they have successfully advised clients during the pandemic and what they have learned about advisory work.
ICAEW's Nila Khan talks to Andrea Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Swoop Funding and Simon Curteon, CEO at Funding Options, about what finance options are on offer in the current economic landscape and how to access finance efficiently for clients.
In Partnership with Swoop, Funding Options
MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Andrew Thurston will provide analysis of how UK businesses have coped with Brexit and COVID, and the decisions that have been made to continue to survive, as well as how supply chains have been affected.
In Partnership with MHA McIntyre Hudson
Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and ICAEW member, explores how personal and professional development can be a useful tool in managing your wellbeing during times of stress.
Wednesday 16 June 2021
ICAEW's President William Brooks opens the second day of Virtually Live 2021
Sir Jon Thompson, CEO of the FRC, will provide an update on the key issues, challenges and questions that have emerged following the UK government’s proposals for governance and audit reform.
This session from Workiva examines the practical steps you can take to increase operational resilience, build scalable automation and efficiency while delivering simplification across your finance teams through cloud based Platform as a Service (PaaS)
In Partnership with Workiva
Join experts from Sage and HMRC as they cover off the key information you need to know on Making Tax Digital for income tax and the plans you need to make in preparation for the changes ahead.
In Partnership with Sage
David Stevens from ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service shares examples of common types of fraudulent activity, the risks we face as members, what reporting requirements you may have and what support you can get if you or your client becomes a victim of fraud.
In this session, MindBridge will help you understand how to embrace technology, create an environment for change, and the value you can put back into your business using artificial intelligence.
In Partnership with MindBridge
ICAEW Academy Trainer Jean-Maré Franklin provides an update on the latest developments in financial reporting.
John Selwood gives insights into the "What good looks like” project which is being undertaken with ICAEW's Quality Assurance Department and member audit firms to produce practical case studies on approaching real-world audit problems.
After navigating the immediate impact of COVID-19, the challenge now for CFOs is to cut costs while looking for new growth. Serviceware’s Joe Wilson discusses the challenges of making strategic decisions and why technology investments are important.
In Partnership with Serviceware
As we move out of the crisis and into recovery, how should tax policy change to encourage growth while trying to raise much needed extra revenue to bring the public sector debt back into balance? Join Dame Meg Hillier MP, Azets' Praveen Gupta, Giles McCallum HMRC’s Director for Making Tax Digital and the Tax Faculty's Frank Haskew for this panel discuss the future of tax policy post-COVID.
Staying ahead of the digital revolution requires navigating to a new way of adding value to your clients. Join Inflo's Mark Edmondson as he discusses the importance of data in client services, and how to build data competencies and skills.
In Partnership with Inflo
Modern finance organisations need to lead at speed. Join this session from OneStream which discusses how breaking through the traditional month-end reporting cycles can drive continuous performance improvement.
In Partnership with OneStream
Hear from Xero's Jamie Nolan on upcoming MTD changes and the game changing features in Xero Tax. He will also walk thought the tax and accountants production process.
In Partnership with Xero
Currency exchange rates have always been a crucial topic for businesses trading internationally, and this is increasingly important in today’s economy. In this session, Western Union Business Solutions will discuss the macroeconomic landscape as it relates to international trade.
In Partnership with Western Union Business Solutions
Rebecca Benneyworth returns to Virtually Live to highlight key announcements in the 2021 Budget and Finance Bill and review the Tax Day policy announcements and consultations.
Thursday 17 June 2021
ICAEW's Chief Operating Officer Sharron Gunn opens the third day of ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
The Day 3 keynote looks to the future and the impact of technology on every aspect of our lives. It is being presented by Sophie Hackford, a Futurist, Technologist, Researcher and Anthropologist.
How would you feel if someone you've just started chatting with asks for your hand in marriage? In this session, Bryony Thomas from Watertight Marketing will show you how to use natural value exchange to build long-term healthy profits for your practice.
The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that business was the most trusted institution. Our panel, including Penelope Mantzaris, Edelman Data and Intelligence and Lord Tim Clement-Jones, DLA Piper will explore the importance of trust in business.
Technology was already changing workplace culture, even before the impact of COVID-19. So what can we expect for the workplace in the coming years? Hear from Johan J Jegerajan, PwC; Matt Clarke, Deloitte; and Martin Clapson, Price Bailey who will be sharing questions, answers and insights.
ICAEW Professional Standards and affinity partner Marsh Commercial provide expert insight into why the professional indemnity insurance market is hardening and how this might impact practitioners when arranging their firm’s insurance.
In Partnership with Marsh Commercial
Philip Gregory, experienced ICAEW mentor and CFO, and Paul Piccirillo, Portfolio CFO and Executive Coach discuss the value of mentoring and coaching, the differences between the two approaches, how to find the right mentor or coach and achieve your objectives.
Choosing how you store and manage documents is a key decision within firms. To help understand which would work best for your business, SmartVault will explain the basics of cloud vs on-premises document storage, comparing the features and costs of the different options.
In Partnership with SmartVault
Hear from upcoming Chartered Accountants on the challenges that younger members of the workforce have faced throughout the pandemic. Speakers, including Alan Chan, FD of Supercharge Group, will highlight the key skills needed to succeed in this new working environment.
Accountants need to wake up to cyber risk - there's no magic solution and we are all at risk. Hear Karen Morrall, Lockdown Cyber Security and Robert Brooker, PKF GM, demystify cyber security and explain what cyber risk means to financial professionals.
Oliver Deacon, a former finance director at Microsoft and finance innovation specialist, on how finance is expected to evolve over the next 10 years, and how leaders and teams from all sizes of organisation can start that journey.
In this session Wolters Kluwer will explore how using the latest technology gives accountants the opportunity to present rich management information, for better conversations and better decision making.
In Partnership with Wolters Kluwer
There are various types of bias whether they are obvious, hidden or unconscious. Our expert panel will discuss the differences between unconscious, implicit and cognitive biases and help us to acknowledge our own self perception and challenge them accordingly.
One of the key struggles of ICAEW members over the past 12 months has been supporting colleagues, team members and clients through difficult times. In this session Nick Elston will help equip you with more tools to deal with such situations.
ICAEW's Director of ICAEW Technical Policy, John Boulton reflects on the interim review of business rates published among the Tax Day announcements on 23 March.
Explore how enhancing purchase-to-pay processes can relieve the pressure by optimising working capital from procurement to finance. Join Amy Hillcox from The Hackett Group and Ulrika Haug from Coupa to learn top tips to increase your working capital.
In Partnership with Coupa
Reporting and analytics are often used interchangeably. Yet they offer different levels of value to the organisation. In this session, Emburse shares the most valuable spend reports finance should create, and practical ways to leverage analytics for competitive advantage.
In Partnership with Emburse
James McMillan, NED at Stockport Credit Union, and Mark Freebairn, NED at GlobalData, discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a generationally diverse board and will consider how boardrooms could balance the need for experienced minds alongside new skills and perspectives
A team of experts from Catax provide an insight into the world of capital allowances and share experiences and knowledge through a Q&A session covering: an introduction to capital allowances; current themes and issues; and partnering with a specialist.
In Partnership with Catax
In this video, alongside introducing BTCSoftware, Daniel Keane, BTCSoftware Customer Sales Representative, looks at the impact of remote working on practices and clients. He provides tips on how you can work efficiently and effectively.
In Partnership with BTC Software
Hear the experiences of financial controllers in leading and engaging in digital transformation in their organisations. Engine B's Franki Hackett and Harry Pampiglione, Lloyds Development Capital, offer key insights into becoming a future data leader.
In Partnership with ICAEW Financial Controllers' Conference 2021
In this session, ApprovalMax will demonstrate why high-quality contextual financial data is a must and how best practices enhance financial controls and data quality.
In Partnership with ApprovalMax
CABA will explore various themes that may arise as we continue our journey out of lockdown and will give reflections, tips, and strategies to help us navigate these challenges and embrace new opportunities.
In Partnership with CABA
Founders and finance leaders weigh in on the steps small businesses need to take over the next 6–12 months to return to growth, in this on demand session from Soldo.
In Partnership with Soldo
Whether you’re working at home, in the office or some combination of the two, now more than ever it is important to embrace new processes and technologies to streamline your month-end close to allow your team to focus on value-adding strategy and analysis.
In Partnership with FloQast
Ahead of joining a live panel session on Day 1, Ronan Dunne, CEO of Verizon, shares his experiences of the impact of coronavirus in the US. He will offer insights on what new ways of working have been created and whether they are here to stay.
This session explores the recent changes within the lending market and provide insights to business advisors, accountants and practitioners that they can better equip their clients and become the go-to source for all things finance.
In Partnership with Funding options
This session looks at the challenges of supply-chain risk-management activities for modern-day organisations and the myriad of different risks that need to be considered in that context. It then focuses on the risk of modern slavery and forced labour in supply chains.
In Partnership with Crossword Cybersecurity
Getting to grips with data analytics offers finance professionals a way to move up the value chain. In this session you can find out about the analyst pathway of ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate which develops the practical skills needed to harness data to solve business problems.
Employee benefits and wellbeing experts from Howden provide insights into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on workplace wellbeing. They will discuss how employers that support employees' emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing will benefit from a productive workforce.
In Partnership with Howden
Getting to grips with data analytics offers finance professionals a way to move up the value chain. In this session you can find out about the management pathway of ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate which is for finance leaders seeking to understand the business benefits of applying data analytics.
ICAEW's senior tax policy adviser, Anita Monteith, shares her top policy tips for the UK tax system as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
ICAEW’s Business Development Managers discuss what support and benefits are available to authorised training employers, including recruitment support, student inductions and more.
In Partnership with ICAEW's Global Employer Conference 2021