Over 250 participants joined the EFAA International Conference 2020 either in person or online to discuss and share information on how our professional accountancy organisations can support their SMP members seeking to embrace change by extending the range of services they provide, supporting the EU sustainability agenda as well as engaging in data ownership and cryptocurrency.
Professional Accountancy Bodies play a key role in guiding small- and medium-sized accountancy practices into the future. To grow and prosper, SMPs must embrace changes, they should not only become more digital, but also adapt their service to advise SMEs clients in key areas such as sustainability reporting.
The photos of the event are available here.
In the framework of the Ideas Powered for business Programme, the EUIPO will present an overview of the ongoing activities addressed to European stakeholders and SMEs
EFAA and four of its member organizations will explain how they are helping their SMP members – through awareness raising, building capacity and input to policy, regulation and standards – to embrace the sustainability agenda by expanding their service offerings to include sustainability related services.
Esther Ortiz, Member, EFRAG PTF-ESRS & EFAA Accounting Expert Group [Slides]
Cecile Bonino, Head of EU Office, ACCA [Slides]
Helena Costa, Board Member, OCC [Slides]
Harry Marissen, Member of the NBA SME Committee, NBA [Slides]
Moderator: Robin Jarvis, Professor of Accounting and Finance, Brunel University London
Paul Thompson, Director, EFAA, interviews live online, Mark Koziel, on the future of SMPs followed by 20 mins audience Q&A