Scholars and scientific public with interest in bridging the gap between international accounting rules IFRS and local applications involved with issues of finance, accounting and management are invited to share their knowledge, understanding and experience in one day event organized by the Anglo-American University in Prague.

The sixth edition of the international conference IFRS – Global Rules and Local Use” was held this October, in the historical premises at 5 Letenská Street, the new residence of AAU.

Topics of this year´s conference covered various aspects of IFRS implementation – traditionally looking at differences in implementations of IFRS in national contexts, CSR and Ethics, as well as new topics including Interdisciplinary Works, Integrated Reporting, Impression Management, Industrial Organization, and Non-financial Reporting.


Link to Conference proceedings IFRS 2018 


Participants appreciated the friendly management and contribution of the conference.

Feedback from Poland:
“On behalf of myself and the team of the Faculty of Finance and Law of Cracow University of Economics, listed as below:
Professor Joanna Wyrobek, dr Ewa Babuśka, dr Ewa Grabowska Kaczmarczyk, dr Witold Furman, dr Tomasz Maślanka, dr Patryk Dunal, dr Paweł Ożga, Iwona Mazur Maslanka, Ms.C. thank you and YOUR TEAM for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in the IFRS conference in 2018.

See YOU in 2019 !”
Mariusz Andrzejewski, Crakow

Feedback from young researcher from Prague:

“I believe that the conference was a very good one and I really enjoyed it. It was also really helpful for me as I met quite a few people that are interested in insolvency as well, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. We discussed potential future cooperation in this topic which is a great opportunity for my further research. I am definitely planning to attend next year as well.

Jan Hospodka, VSE Praha

Feedback from Poland:

“The conference was well organized in every respect, as it had been in previous years. The scientific sessions, which had been divided based on topic, provoked discussions and enabled considerations regarding particular accounting issues. Words of appreciation are well deserved to the Organizers for creating an atmosphere to exchange experiences of scientists from different parts of the world.”
Kinga Bauer, Crakow

Feedback from Prague university:

“A great opportunity to share the experience of the application of IFRS with professionals and academics, to learn about ongoing projects, to get inspired by engaging topics that generated good discussion – all that and more in the beautiful atmosphere of the historic building of AAU. Well-prepared. Looking forward to the next year!”

Enikö Lörinczova and Marta Starova, VSZ Praha


The conference is also providing feedback for young researchers and, this year, the first paper originating from this conference will be published in a scientific journal in Web of Science.

Next year of the conference is now in preparation and the dates are set for October 10 and 11, 2019.

We look forward to see all our “old” and “new” participants in Prague next year again and discuss another set of interesting and viable topics.

Irena Jindrichovska, Conference chair




Topics of the conference:

  • Specific issues of incorporating EU accounting Directives in national accounting rules
  • Valuation of companies in transitional markets
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Professional training of accountants in the IFRS era
  • Historical perspectives of IFRS in different countries
  • Relationship between tax and accounting
  • Impact of IFRS on reporting and controlling
  • Financial reporting for SMEs

Please find Call for papers (Faculty) HERE and Instructions for Authors HERE.
Please find Call for papers (Students) HERE.
Please find link for registration of non-presenting guests HERE.


Keynote speakers (abc):

obrázek Professor David Alexander, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Professor Emeritus David Alexander is a leading theorist of accounting and financial reporting focused on methodology, classification IFRS, cultural differences and practical application of IFRS in an international context. In addition David is an author of several key text books in the field, both solely and in a team.

obrázek Professor Anne Jeny, ESSEC Business School, France
Anne Jeny is a professor at ESSEC Business School. Anne’s fields of expertise are in financial accounting, financial analysis, value creation and firms’ valuation. Her research primarily focuses on investigating financial information and capital markets, with a special emphasis on intangibles, IFRS transition, Public-Private Partnerships, Audit quality, and gender diversity. She has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and European Accounting Review among others.


 Professional speakers:

obrázek Martin Tesař, Deloitte Czech Republic
Martin is a Partner in Charge forarea of Audit & Assurance inDeloitte Czech Republic.  Martin is a UK Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and a Czech statutory licensed auditor and holds the professional qualification in IFRS (DipIFR).

obrázek Alice Machová, Ernst & Young Czech Republic
Alice is Partner in EY Czech Republic, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice, leader of a Central European cluster. Alice focuses on complex issues in CAS, IFRS, transaction accounting advisory, accounting process redesign and sustainability.

obrázek David Muir, Anglo-American University 
Next to years of active lecturing  David´s work experience includes work in Retail, 12 years of banking experience, 9 years as a financial analyst with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and a year as National Credit Manager for the Retail Operations of Canada Post.



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 Testimonials about the previous years:

Useful and efficient. Feedback and discussion, both immediately after each presentation, and more informally over coffee, lunch and ‘au bar’, was generally very successful, and seemed to be particularly appreciated by many delegates.” 

Professor David Alexander, University of Birmingham

A stimulating venue to debate and discuss IFRS issues of concern to emerging economies, and what better place than in beautiful Prague!” 

Professor Paul André, ESSEC Business School 


Please find preliminary conference program here.


  • The Conference starts at 1PM: Opening Session with Keynote Speakers
  • 2-hour walking tour in the center of Prague with expert on Prague art and  architecture (included in the fee)
  • Conference dinner starting at 7:45 PM


  • Morning sessions starting at 9:00 AM
  • Lunch at around noon (for paying or invited participants, included in the fee)
  • Afternoon sessions starting at around 2:00 PM
  • Official End of Conference, Closing Toast at 5:00 PM (optional, included in the fee)

Pre-final version of the program will be published on Friday, October 5.

The fee also includes:

  • Review process and conference proceedings on web
  • Coffee and refreshments during both days


Conference fee options and what is included in the fee:

  • Incoming and presenting participants 130 EUR (CZK 3.250)
  • Incoming and non-presenting participants 20EUR or 500 CZK (entrance fee including lunch)
  • Late paper submissions (after August 20) will be charged fee 160 EUR (CZK 4.000).


  • Attending students pay no fee to attend the presentations (student card required).
  • Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 100 EUR (CZK 2.500).
  • The attendance certificate will be issued automatically and handed out at the end of the conference.
  • If you have any issues and cannot come to present, please communicate with us in advance on [email protected]. Thank you.

Payment – Bank Transfer:

  • Payment in CZK to account No. 1031009862/5500; please add note: IFRS NAME SURNAME
  • IBAN: CZ735500 0000 0010 3100 9862
  • Account name: Anglo-americká vysoká škola
  • Bank: Raiffeisen Bank

Payment – Credit Card:

  • Go to and choose “Other Payments”
  • Fill in your name, amount and email address.
  • Type “IFRS NAME SURNAME” into the message

Check out the video from past years: