School of Business and Economics


30 Sep 2016

Prestigious BAFA conference held at Loughborough

Dr Vivian

Held every year around Great Britain, the 2016 British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Northern Meeting took place recently at Loughborough University, organised by Prof Andrew Vivian in the School of Business and Economics and Dr Jia Liu from the University of Salford.

The two-day conference covered a diverse range of topics but also included a full day devoted to discussions on the most pressing financial matters at present. After the first day, the guests were all invited to a dinner at local restaurant Caravelli's. Among the many participants were academics from the UK, Middle East and Asia.

The keynote speaker was Dr Arif Khurshed from Manchester Business School who gave a stimulating and insightful address about Raising Funds from an Initial Offering to the Stock Market. 

Professor John Aston from Bangor University, who presented at the conference, said:

It was an excellent conference covering a wide range of pressing questions from high finance, financial reporting and regulation, to the pricing of personal current accounts.

Dr Stephen Frost, Programme Director for BSc Accounting and Financial Management, said: 

I gained some great insights from Dr Andrew Higson's (Loughborough) session on the conceptual framework, Dr Elaine Conway's (Derby) work looking at the consequences of the 'removal' of prudence from IFRS and Dr Petros Vourvachis’ (Loughborough) work on corporate social responsibility to help inform my accounting teaching.

As an outcome of the conference, both Prof Vivian and Dr Rhoda Brown are to guest edit a special issue of the International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance.

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