Scholars, students and the public at large who wished to know more about bridging the gap between international accounting rules (IFRS) and local applications were invited to share their knowledge and experience at this event organised by Anglo-American University and the Metropolitan University Prague. Issues discussed involved finance, accounting, and management.

Please find the 2019 Conference Proceedings HERE

With the current trend towards accounting harmonisation, the aim of this conference was to focus on specific accounting differences and what lies behind them. Topics were researched both theoretically and practically, focusing on practices in emerging markets and transitional economies.

The special guest speaker was Professor David Alexander, University of Birmingham, renowned expert in IFRS and international finance and accounting. 

Key guests included (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 the author of several key textbooks 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.


obrázek Dr. Josef Horák, Škoda Auto University

Active lecturer and researcher in the field of managerial and financial accounting. Josef's special area of expertise is in Industry 4.0.



Professional speakers:

obrázek Martin Tesař, Deloitte Czech Republic
Martin is a Partner in Charge for the area 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 inEY 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 
Aside from years of activelecturing 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.




A major feature of this now well-established conference was an emphasis on feedback and discussion, from and directed by the chairpersons of the various sessions.

A special feature of the conference was a panel where BA and MA students´ displayed their work which the had ambition to  later develope into research works. Students had the chance to experience the review process and present their ideas to academics and experts attending the conference. As a result, one paper from this section has been published in the journal LogForum indexed in Web of Science, in 2018! We encourage all students to participate.

Conference topics

Topics suitable for the conference included, but were not limited to:

  • Specific issues related to incorporation of EU Accounting Directives into national accounting rules
  • Valuation of companies in transitional markets
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Historical perspectives on IFRS in different countries
  • Relationship between tax and accounting
  • Financial reporting for SMEs
  • Impression management
  • Territorial aspects, e.g. growing importance of developing countries
  • International taxation
  • Regional impact of international trade regulations
  • IFRS & capital markets

Instruction for authors

Instructions on how to submit your papers please click here.


Scientific papers submitted to the conference went through a rigorous review process. After acceptance, contributions are included in the conference proceedings. (Authors can opt out from publication in the proceedings).




Abstracts and full papers in English were sent to [email protected] in MS WORD file format. Detailed instructions for authors will be on the conference website.

Important Deadlines

Submission of Full papers by September 15, 2019.

Conference time

Thursday, October 10, 2019: 8.30–16.00; 16.30, Prague Walking tour; 18.30 conference dinner
Friday, October 11, 2019: 9.00–14.00

Programme Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague

David Alexander, University of Birmingham, UK

Bruce Dehning, Chapman University/Anglo-American University
Anne Jeny, ESSEC Paris, France
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Anna Białek-Jaworska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Organization Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Martina Varkockova, Metropolitan University Prague

Peter Bolcha, Anglo-American University
Sarhad Hamza Khdir, University of Warsaw, Poland

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings with ISBN will be published on conference web. Online conference proceedings will be sent for evaluation to THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE) to be entered on the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Conference proceedings from years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been included on the Web of Science Core Collection which is integrated in the WEB OF SCIENCE THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE).


  1. Register via email to [email protected]
  2. Submit abstract by August 15, 2019 (see Instructions for Authors on the web)
  3. Comments will be communicated within 10 days
  4. Submit full text by September 20, 2019
  5. Notification of acceptance is issued within 7 days after submission
  6. Pay conference fee by September 15, 2019 (see instructions below)
  7. Attend conference October 10–11, 2019 and present your work


Conference fee options:

1. Incoming and presenting participants 140 EUR (CZK 3.500)

2. Incoming and non-presenting participants 20EUR or 700 CZK (entrance fee including lunch)

3. Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 50 EUR (CZK 1.200).


  • Attending or presenting students (Junior Section – BA or MA students) pay no fee to attend the presentations (student card required).
  • Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 120 EUR (CZK 3.584).
  • 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]


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

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

Recommended Accommodation:

Accommodation for conference participants is pre-reserved in nearby hotel Juno about 600 meters away from Metropolitan University close to metro Strasnicka.

Contact, tel +420 775 879 916, 

When booking your room, please, inform the reception that you are taking part at the IFRS conference at MUP. Rooms are pre-reserved for conference participants until September 9. For your reservations and bookings, please, use this link: [email protected] 


Thursday, October 10

The conference starts at 9.00: opening session followed by parallel sessions including student session
2-hour walking tour in the centre of Prague with expert on Prague art and architecture (included in the fee)

Conference dinner starting at 18.30

Friday, October 11

Morning sessions starting at 9.00
Lunch at around noon, official end of conference, Closing Toast at 14.00 (optional, included in the fee).

Fee also includes:

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

Call for best papers

The Central European Economic Journal (CEEJ) announces a competition for best papers presented at the 7th international conference on IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers.

Information about new keynote speakers

Testimonials about the previous years:

“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

 “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

 “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

 “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

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