PROGRAMME 2020

 
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DAY 1

Nov. 26

 AGENDA ITEM
8:30 – 9:00  REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10  Opening Remarks
 Dinesh Bhola – Conference Chair and Council Member, ICATT
9:10 – 9:20  Remarks
 Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly – President, ICATT
9:20 – 9:30  Greetings from ICAC
 Khalil Alli – President, ICAC
9:30 – 9:35  Host: Introduces the First and Second Addresses
9:35 – 10:00  Address: ICATT’s Fiftieth Year – What’s Next for Accountancy

 Marcia Annisette – Professor of Accounting; Associate Dean, Academic

Schulich School of Business, Canada.

10:05 – 10:30  Address: The Next Normal. Moving from Essential to Indispensable

Jimmy Greer –  Head of Sustainability, ACCA

10:30 – 10:45  B R E A K 
10:45 – 12:00  Panel: How We Survive

Panelists :

Jeremy Nurse, Massy Group
Kyle Maloney, Tech Entrepreneur 
Jules Sobion, Ceasars Army

The strategies used by companies large and small to survive the pandemic.

 Moderator: Dawn Calendar

12:00 – 1:00  L U N C H
1:00 – 2:30 Concurrent Interactive Sessions Choose One (1)

Either

 
(A) Budgeting and Forecasting in an Age of Disruption

Presenter: 
Nigel Romano, Moore Trinidad and Tobago.

Gain insights into:

Streaming your reporting processes by leveraging the latest technologies

Ways to create world class reporting, budget/forecasting & financial consolidations

 

OR

(B) Business Continuity Planning for Accounting & Finance Units
Presenters:   
Kofi Boxill, PwC Trinidad and Tobago
                          Kathy-Ann Smith, PwC Trinidad and Tobago

Learn how major companies have implemented and adapted their BCP throughout the pandemic situation

Best practice BCP strategies

What accounting and finance departments should consider when reviewing their BCP for future situations

2:30-2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 4:00 Concurrent Interactive Sessions Choose One (1)

Either

(C) Moving Your Practice into the Cloud

Presenters: Stacey Supersad, Digicel Business
                        Douglas Thomas, Digicel Business

What’s in it for you?

What’s in it for your clients?

How to go about it?

 

OR

(D) Controlling Your Cash Flow Through Digitalization

Presenters:
Maria Daniel, EY Trinidad and Tobago
Binode Bajnath, EY Trinidad and Tobago

Understanding cash-flow is crucial for any business

What SMEs can do to better manage cash-flow

How an online accounting software can help

 

OR

(E) IAS 36 Impairment of Assets – Covid 19 Implications

Presenter: Daniel Bissoondial, BDO 

4: 00   C L O S E

 

DAY 2
Nov. 27
 AGENDA ITEM
8:30 – 9:00  REGISTRATION
9:00 Opening Remarks
Conference Chair and Council Member, ICATT
9:05 – 10:15 Current Financial Stability Issues in Trinidad and Tobago:

Presenters:
Patrick Solomon,
CBTT
Alisha Corbin Connelly,
CBTT

Overview of the Performance of Financial Institutions in Trinidad and Tobago
Impact of the Pandemic on the Financial Sector
The Central Bank’s Response to COVID-19

 

10:15 – 10:30  B R E A K
10:30 – 12:00 Choose One (1) 

Either

(G) Fraud in Financial Statements

Presenter: 

Stephon Grey, Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting 

Case studies, Real-life stories of fraud

Ethical considerations

OR

(H) Talent Management 2020 and Beyond to navigate the new normal. 

Presenters :
Jennifer Skinner, 
Deloitte 
Hazel Mootoo, Deloitte

Perspectives to Respond, to Recover and Thrive as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic for the workforce and the workplace.

 

12:00 – 1:00  L U N C H
1:00 – 3:00 Either

 (I) Practical Audit Training

Presenter: Michael Scott

Gain insights into:

Audit compliance and regulatory requirements

OR

(J) COVID- 19 Financial Reporting Implications

Presenters: Bailey Church, KPMG Canada

Topics Covered:
IFRS 9, Trade, Inventories, Goodwill, Investments and Finance/Non-financial Assets.

3:15 – 4:00

 

Virtual Networking

 

Online Payments Accepted

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