ICARE 2018

“Digital Disruption to Digital Readiness: The Future of Accountancy Profession” – 4th International conference for Accounting Researches and Educators of Department of Accountancy

The Department of Accountancy hosted  the fourth International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE) under the theme of “Digital Disruption to Digital Readiness: The Future of Accountancy Profession” on 30th November 2018 at the auditorium of Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya.

The Keynote speaker for the conference was Professor Sumit Lodhia, Director Center for Sustainability Governance, School of Governance, and University of South Australia while Professor D.M.Semasingha, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya graced the conference as the Chief Guest. The conference was chaired by Dr. K.K.Thilakasiri, Head of Department of Accountancy, and Co-chaired by Ms. U.L.T.P.Gunasekara, Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy and the Secretary to the conference was Dr.Nisansala Wijekoon , Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy of the University of Kelaniya.

The conference theme of “Digital Disruption to Digital Readiness: The Future of Accountancy Profession”  gave insights that  rapidly progressing digital revolution is stirring Accounting and Auditing thus the Accounting Professionals are witnessing mega trends in the accountancy profession to become a transformational leader that adopts latest technology to enhance the profession . In this context, ICARE provides a platform to both academia and practitioners to share their knowledge and experience to broaden the horizons of accounting discipline where the ICARE magazine brings optimal output consisting contemporary topics relating to the theme of “Digital Disruption to Digital Readiness: The Future of Accountancy Profession” representing practical overviews from renowned professional institutes and audit firms.

As pioneers of accounting academia in Sri Lankan context, the Department of Accountancy gives a facelift to accounting research conferences with ICARE, where ICARE comforts to all academics and professionals to rethink about its strategies to cater contemporary accounting atmosphere while opening new directions for accounting educators and researchers to enlighten the future of accounting discipline with collective learning to explore opportunities for sustainable corporate development. In the context of lacuna of accounting researches, for the fourth International conference Department of Accountancy received adequate number of papers representing local and foreign researchers. The selected full papers in different categories publish in the online Journal of Accounting Researchers and Educators. This was a great avenue to all researchers to publish their research outputs to the world and to be recognized as renowned research scholars.

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