22nd September 2021 in Hamburg
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22nd September 2021 Accounting Summit

Main Stage Masterclasses
09:15

Welcome

Event opening and welcome from organizers
09:30

How to set up a modern accounting in a fast-growing startup

Agility and Finance

When companies adopt Agile methods and an organisation-wide Agile mindset, one of the biggest challenges is to change the way Finance and Controlling departments work. However, even without a company-wide transformation, it makes sense to take a closer look at agility from a finance perspective.
  • Why do current (controlling) methods in finance fail?
  • How does complexity change the way we work?
  • What is "Agile" and how can it help?
  • How can finance departments reinvent themselves and become true business partners?
09:30
10:00

Coffee break

10:00
10:30

Bayer-Monsanto Group Accounting Integration Experiences

Following Bayer's 62 billion USD acquisition of Monsanto, Sergio Zunino reports on this exciting, complex and highly international project of integrating the accounting systems of the two groups.

Masterclass SOA People

10:30
11:00

Digitalization in Accounting

How can the new digital tools and services in accounting to help achieve better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.

How finance is finally made easy with FPM software

The growing complexity of accounting, internationalisation, increasingly tight deadlines for financial reports and quickly changing market situations are just some of the challenges that finance departments today are confronted with. We want to demonstrate why it is so important to meet these challenges with "Financial Performance Management Systems" and not with Excel. Learn from the first-hand experiences of speaker Raimund Hackenberger, chief financial officer of Hawesko GmbH, how the processes related to financial statements, planning and reporting have improved in just a short time thanks to LucaNet!
11:00

Masterclass Workday

11:30
11:45

Risk Management in Accounting

How do experts deal with fraud, tax and other risks in accounting?

Masterclass Nitrobox

12:00

In preparation

12:15
12:30

Lunch break

12:30
13:15

Accounting Summit Startup Awards

Here you can see innovative startups presenting their clever new solutions in accounting. The best three will receive a Accounting Summit Startup Award – you decide!

The future Accountant.

Some studies predict that the classic profession of the accountant will die out due to digitization and automation. Not even close. Even if technical progress will make many of the traditional activities of the accountant redundant, completely new areas of responsibility will be added in parallel: In the future, he will take over the control and monitoring of computer-controlled systems and processes as well as digital maintenance. In addition, he will use the data and analysis to develop strategic concepts, formulate forecasts for future corporate development and take on strategic financial advice. But what new skills will an accountant need in the future to be prepared for the transformation in accounting? This is to be explained in more detail in the masterclass, especially how the accountant's profession will change exactly, which new skills are needed in the team, how employees need to be supported and trained in this process.
13:15

Automated accounting in e-commerce - How to map one million Amazon transactions per month in financial accounting

Accounting in e-commerce finds itself in a unique area of tension. It should be mandatory that mass data in different formats and from numerous sales channels, such as marketplaces and web shops, should be prepared and processed for accounting in an automatic form. Both the legal obligation to maintain individual records as well as financial management’s desire to document the life cycle of each transaction must be considered. Cross-border transactions also encompass additional challenges, such as complex VAT law. Solutions will be presented and discussed using the example of a large corporation that carries out more than a million transactions throughout the EU every month via Amazon and its own web shop.
13:30

Masterclass Blue Prism

14:00
14:15

Storytelling in Digital Financial Communication

Masterclass Diamant Software

14:30
14:45

Accounting leaders’ panel

Accounting chiefs from leading companies discuss the current challenges in their respective industries.

Coffee break

15:00

Financial Close Best Practices – How to make your financial close more efficient

In this masterclass we look at the financial close, its challenges and potential. We take a further look at the current processes and present case studies on how you can optimize your close through standardization and automation.
15:15
15:30

Coffee break & match making

Payment and Accounting in eCommerce:
AQOUNT makes it happen!

15:45
16:00

Automation and Robotics (automation of redundant tasks)

In preparation

16:15
16:30

How does digitization affect the world of work in accounting?

What will the accounting teams of the future look like? Do they still need permanent locations and if so, where will they be?

In preparation

16:30

Masterclass Onventis

16:45

In preparation

17:00
17:15

Digitization in accounting at Deutsche Bahn

Crime scene accounting - can digitization prevent balance sheet falsification?

The accounting scandal of former DAX-listed company Wirecard rocked the world of finance. The "German Enron case", as Wirecard has been called, is undoubtedly a special case. Nevertheless, accounts continue to be manipulated. In order to detect this faster, awareness needs to be raised among employees and management.
  • How are accounts falsified these days?
  • How were accounts falsified in current cases (e.g., Wirecard)?
  • What are the typical warning signs of manipulation?
  • How can account manipulations be detected sooner?
17:15
17:45

Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

Using our app, every attendee at the event has the chance to vote for the best speaker over the course of the day. The 3 with the most votes will be awarded a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
17:45
18:00

For all participants:
Networking dinner, drinks & music

18:00
23:00

End of Accounting Summit 2021

23:00
09:15 MAIN STAGE:

Welcome

Event opening and welcome from organizers
09:30 MAIN STAGE:

How to set up a modern accounting in a fast-growing startup

09:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Agility and Finance

When companies adopt Agile methods and an organisation-wide Agile mindset, one of the biggest challenges is to change the way Finance and Controlling departments work. However, even without a company-wide transformation, it makes sense to take a closer look at agility from a finance perspective.
  • Why do current (controlling) methods in finance fail?
  • How does complexity change the way we work?
  • What is "Agile" and how can it help?
  • How can finance departments reinvent themselves and become true business partners?
10:00

Coffee break

10:30 MAIN STAGE:

Bayer-Monsanto Group Accounting Integration Experiences

Following Bayer's 62 billion USD acquisition of Monsanto, Sergio Zunino reports on this exciting, complex and highly international project of integrating the accounting systems of the two groups.
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass SOA People

11:00 MAIN STAGE:

Digitalization in Accounting

How can the new digital tools and services in accounting to help achieve better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.
11:00 MASTERCLASSES:

How finance is finally made easy with FPM software

The growing complexity of accounting, internationalisation, increasingly tight deadlines for financial reports and quickly changing market situations are just some of the challenges that finance departments today are confronted with. We want to demonstrate why it is so important to meet these challenges with "Financial Performance Management Systems" and not with Excel. Learn from the first-hand experiences of speaker Raimund Hackenberger, chief financial officer of Hawesko GmbH, how the processes related to financial statements, planning and reporting have improved in just a short time thanks to LucaNet!
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass Workday

11:45 MAIN STAGE:

Risk Management in Accounting

How do experts deal with fraud, tax and other risks in accounting?
12:00 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass Nitrobox

12:15 MASTERCLASSES:

In preparation

12:30

Lunch break

13:15 MAIN STAGE:

Accounting Summit Startup Awards

Here you can see innovative startups presenting their clever new solutions in accounting. The best three will receive a Accounting Summit Startup Award – you decide!
13:15 MASTERCLASSES:

The future Accountant.

Some studies predict that the classic profession of the accountant will die out due to digitization and automation. Not even close. Even if technical progress will make many of the traditional activities of the accountant redundant, completely new areas of responsibility will be added in parallel: In the future, he will take over the control and monitoring of computer-controlled systems and processes as well as digital maintenance. In addition, he will use the data and analysis to develop strategic concepts, formulate forecasts for future corporate development and take on strategic financial advice. But what new skills will an accountant need in the future to be prepared for the transformation in accounting? This is to be explained in more detail in the masterclass, especially how the accountant's profession will change exactly, which new skills are needed in the team, how employees need to be supported and trained in this process.
13:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Automated accounting in e-commerce - How to map one million Amazon transactions per month in financial accounting

Accounting in e-commerce finds itself in a unique area of tension. It should be mandatory that mass data in different formats and from numerous sales channels, such as marketplaces and web shops, should be prepared and processed for accounting in an automatic form. Both the legal obligation to maintain individual records as well as financial management’s desire to document the life cycle of each transaction must be considered. Cross-border transactions also encompass additional challenges, such as complex VAT law. Solutions will be presented and discussed using the example of a large corporation that carries out more than a million transactions throughout the EU every month via Amazon and its own web shop.
14:00 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass Blue Prism

14:15 MAIN STAGE:

Storytelling in Digital Financial Communication

14:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass Diamant Software

14:45 MAIN STAGE:

Accounting leaders’ panel

Accounting chiefs from leading companies discuss the current challenges in their respective industries.
15:00 MASTERCLASSES:

Coffee break

15:15 MASTERCLASSES:

Financial Close Best Practices – How to make your financial close more efficient

In this masterclass we look at the financial close, its challenges and potential. We take a further look at the current processes and present case studies on how you can optimize your close through standardization and automation.
15:30 MAIN STAGE:

Coffee break & match making

15:45 MASTERCLASSES:

Payment and Accounting in eCommerce:
AQOUNT makes it happen!

16:00 MAIN STAGE:

Automation and Robotics (automation of redundant tasks)

16:15 MASTERCLASSES:

In preparation

16:30 MAIN STAGE:

How does digitization affect the world of work in accounting?

What will the accounting teams of the future look like? Do they still need permanent locations and if so, where will they be?
16:30 MASTERCLASSES:

In preparation

16:45 MASTERCLASSES:

Masterclass Onventis

17:00 MASTERCLASSES:

In preparation

17:15 MAIN STAGE:

Digitization in accounting at Deutsche Bahn

17:15 MASTERCLASSES:

Crime scene accounting - can digitization prevent balance sheet falsification?

The accounting scandal of former DAX-listed company Wirecard rocked the world of finance. The "German Enron case", as Wirecard has been called, is undoubtedly a special case. Nevertheless, accounts continue to be manipulated. In order to detect this faster, awareness needs to be raised among employees and management.
  • How are accounts falsified these days?
  • How were accounts falsified in current cases (e.g., Wirecard)?
  • What are the typical warning signs of manipulation?
  • How can account manipulations be detected sooner?
17:45

Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

Using our app, every attendee at the event has the chance to vote for the best speaker over the course of the day. The 3 with the most votes will be awarded a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
18:00

For all participants:
Networking dinner, drinks & music

23:00

End of Accounting Summit 2021