10 sessions to look out for at Accountex Australia 2023

Accountex Australia 2023 is nearly here 🎉

On March 15-16, 79 exhibitors, 89 speakers and hundreds of Australian accounting professionals are converging on ICC in Sydney for the first ever Accountex Australia conference.

To help you know what to expect and make the most of the jam-packed agenda, we’ve hand-picked 10 must-see sessions.

Main stage

This is where you’ll find a great lineup of CPD-accredited content.

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Leveraging tech vs. talent: Useful automation to raise productivity and lower hiring pressure
The talent shortage is here and very real. 

Inbal Rodney, Head Of Technology And Innovation at Blue Rock, will share key automation techniques and principles to help improve the output of your existing team. 

You might not need to hire after all.

How to scale up for carbon accounting: Is this GST 2.0?
An impressive panel of experts will discuss the accounting industry’s opportunity to deliver carbon accounting services. They’ll deep dive into the workload, how much it can bring in, and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) concerns.

Practical big data: Near-term opportunities
Accountants are sitting on piles of useful data. But turning that data into revenue streams hasn’t always been straightforward. Another impressive panel will discuss short-term opportunities for data-based services, and how you can leverage data, and the skills and tools you need to make the most of it.

Thursday 16 March 2023

Who’s winning the talent war and how much are they paying?
Nicole Gorton, Recruitment Specialist at Robert Half, will share accounting and finance salary trends for 2023. She’ll uncover the best tactics that successful firms are using to hire, attract and retain the best young accounting talent.

Want to retain staff? Train them to be rainmakers.
In this session, Alistair Marshall from Professional Services BD will focus on counteracting the effects of the pandemic on staffing levels. He’ll share what it takes to stand out in a competitive talent market, and how you can build trust with your current staff to increase satisfaction and reduce turnover.

Performance vs. wellbeing
This panel will discuss the ways you can transform isolated and unmotivated employees into high performing and happy team members. It’s all about supporting your most valuable resource: your people.

Thinkers Theatre

This is Accountex Australia’s free content. Hear from a mix of tech vendors and firms leveraging the best accounting tools.

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Who the bloody hell are ya?
Aly Garrett FCA and Andrew Van De Beek FCA will explore the importance of authenticity in connecting with your clients and team, and building a firm everyone wants to be a part of. 

What are the most critical topics in Canberra right now?
How hard will the government push e-invoicing? What regulations and accounting standards are in the wings for accountants? What’s the outlook for NFPs? A panel of Canberra insiders will answer all.

Thursday 16 March 2023

How to design and deploy a business advisory service
Sholto Macpherson and Gavin Fernandes will be joined by Karbon favorites and trailblazing firm-owners, Natalie Lennon and Karla Hourigan. They’ll cut through the ambiguity of ‘business advisory’ and get to the heart of what actually matters. What do clients actually want? What services should you provide? What deliverables make money? What staff do you need to make it happen?

How to build a one stop shop
Learn how to build out a menu of services to keep your clients happy and your firm profitable. Leaders from four multi-service firms will discuss the challenges and opportunities for expanding beyond compliance.

There’s still time to register

If you haven’t already, you can register for Accountex Australia 2023 here.

The Karbon team will be at the exhibitor floor to meet and greet friends, old and new. Drop by booth C25 and say hi.

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