CPA Annual Lecture - Act or Be Acted Upon: Revolutionising Accounting Training Using Data Analytics

CPA Australia-University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture

Vernon J. Richardson is Distinguished Professor of Accounting and the W. Glezen Chair in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas presented the 80th CPA Australia - University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture. His topic was Big Data, data analytics, and computerization are revolutionizing accounting. To survive the revolution, accountants must focus on how they can improve: (1) the veracity of Big Data by concentrating on measuring and verifying data and (2) the effectiveness of data analytics by focusing on analysing, interpreting and communicating data. Accounting educators must also revolutionize the accounting curriculum to produce accounting graduates with an analytics mindset. The video includes Professor. Richardson’s comments along with exciting news about what we are doing at the University of Melbourne in this space.