The future of finance and DNA of the Financial Controller

Myles Corson, EY 
Explore some of the key insights from the latest EY research on the DNA of the Financial Controller, including practical examples of how financial controllers are expanding their roles and influence to shape the future of finance in their organisations.

Hear from Myles Corson, host of the EY Better Finance podcast who will discuss the evolving business landscape and its impact on finance leaders of today and tomorrow.

Risk and governance over potential greenwashing

Richard Abbey, EY and Sarah-Jane Boulos, EY  
Hear from EY's UK Forensics Leader on the increased scope and impact of the "failure to prevent" legislation - increasingly important from a regulatory risk and reporting point of view.  The session will discuss the risk and governance activities, to strengthen the fraud risk management framework of your organisation. .

IFRS developments

Rika Suzuki, IASB, Richard Moore, EY and Pieter Dekker, EY 
Hear directly from the IASB and EY on the IASB’s agenda and key developments in accounting standards, including proposals on reflecting climate-related and other uncertainties in financial statements and accounting for renewable energy contracts. Consistently one of the most popular sessions at the FRO! 

Technology and cyber risks on the ACC agenda

Richard Brown, EY 
When the FRC ask ACCs what is keeping them up at night, their response always includes risks associated with technology. Hear from EY's EMEIA Technology Risk Leader on the top four technology risks he discusses with Audit Committee Chairs. 

CSRD: the road to readiness and implementation

Rebecca Donnellan, EY and Doug Johnston, EY 
This session will cover the requirements of CSRD and discuss  how organisations are interpreting, implementing and using it to target action on the most relevant Sustainability topics.

US financial reporting developments

Heather Rosenberger, EY and Adam Dufour, EY 
From our Capital Markets practice, our Washington and London based Partners will discuss developments and points of focus they have seen in the last year from the key US standard setters and regulators, including the SEC, FASB, and PCAOB. The discussion will cover current standard setting and rulemaking, trends in SEC staff comments, as well as emerging rulemaking areas. 

Economic Outlook

Peter Arnold, EY 
Hear from Peter Arnold, EY's Chief Economist in the UK and sponsoring partner of the EY ITEM Club on his expectations for the year ahead, discussing the latest trends and forecasts shaping the economic landscape.  

The EY ITEM Club is a leading UK economic forecasting group, producing quarterly economic UK forecasts, special reports and forecasts. EY has been sole sponsor of the ITEM Club for more than 25 years. It is the only non-governmental forecasting group to use HM Treasury's model of the UK economy. 

ESG reporting roadmap: a guide for finance

Dinara Arystan, EY, Gaston Sanchez-Elguezabal, EY and Joe McMullan, EY
This session will introduce a prioritised framework for finance, enabling organisations to meet their ESG reporting requirements, including data, controls and assurance. EY will share observations and themes from across the FTSE 100 and Fortune 50 on current practice. 

Strategic use of Bitcoin for financial resilience

Dan Feather, EY
This session will explore how integrating Bitcoin into your treasury function can enhance financial stability and risk management. Discuss practical strategies to leverage Bitcoin for strengthening your company’s financial resilience in an ever-evolving economic landscape.

BEPS Pillar 2

James Taylor, EY and Sophie Coleman, EY 
Our International Tax and Tax Accounting and Reporting colleagues discuss how the fundamental changes of BEPS Pillar 2 (global minimum tax) rules dramatically change the international tax landscape, bringing reporting and compliance challenges to every industry. Join us to understand both the increasing influence of financial reporting in driving the corporate tax paid by large multinational groups, as well as the new financial reporting requirements relating to global minimum taxes. 

2024 Corporate Governance Code: tackling the internal control changes

Mala Shah-Coulon, EY and Maria Kepa, EY
Are the internal control and risk management changes in the 2024 Code about more reporting or do they require a more fundamental re-think of what companies need to do? Hear from EY UK’s Regulatory and Public Policy team on what they have been discussing with management and boards on their approach to these changes; practical considerations to bear in mind and how companies can prepare to report ahead of changes taking effect in 2026.

Wellbeing and the Conscious Leader

Annette Andrews, Former Chief People Officer, Lloyds of London  
We live increasingly hectic lives and are increasingly told we are living in a time of crisis – wellbeing, economic and political. Add to this our 24/7 culture, the inability to switch off, the challenges of your role, multiple demands on your time, working under pressure for extended periods - all can lead to a feeling of not being in control. Our lives can be extremely draining, and this can take its toll.  

As a former CPO and NED, Annette is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing. She will share her experience on increasing levels of pressure and how leading with a "Conscious Approach" can ensure success for you and your team. 

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