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Date February 21, 2019 Time 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Chapter Capital

Current Trends in Accounting



At this unique, highly targeted one-day seminar, you can listen to an unmatchable team of financial experts from both the public and private sectors who will supply you with up-to-date information and expert guidance on the latest developments and best practices in accounting, internal controls and cybersecurity.

Participants will get an overview of key trends that will define the public sector accounting landscape going forward. As well, attendees will receive an update on the latest techniques to improve internal controls in the government sector. They will also hear from a cybersecurity expert who will share their insights on government security trends and the impact upon the accounting and financial reporting sector.

As always, our PD Day seminars promise to have thought-provoking discussions and lively feedback between participants and speakers.

Keynote Speaker

Diane Peressini, Executive Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Office of the Comptroller General

Upcoming Accounting and Auditing Standards in the Government of Canada


Khatera Akbari, Director, Corporate and Financial Planning, Department of Finance

Capital Assets

Clarissa Ahnert, Manager, PwC Ottawa Risk Assurance Services Practice

Current Trends in Internal Controls/Continuous Monitoring

Internal Controls and Monitoring have progressed from testing samples to leveraging data analytics and performing reviews over 100% of transactions. This allows organizations to focus time and efforts on more value added activities in emerging focus areas or deeper dives into known issues. This presentation will outline current and new focus areas as well as innovative approaches to monitoring leveraging technology.

Eugene Ng, CISSP, PCI QSA, BCOMM, Partner, Cyber Security, MNP

Cyber Security


Moderated by Adam Ali, MBA, PMP, Partner, MNP

Hassan Qureshi, CPA, CMA, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, P.ENG, CGEIT, TOGAF, PbD, Partner, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP Eastern Canada AI Lead

John Craig, Director, Solutions Delivery, MindBridge Ai

Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and CFO, Global Affairs Canada

Panel Discussion: Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence