Scholars and the 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 at this one-day event organized by the Anglo-American University in Prague.

The seventh edition of the international conference “IFRS – Global Rules and Local Use” is planned for October, in the historical premises of AAU at 5 Letenská Street. Newly, Chapman University, Orange, California joined the event as co-organizer.

Topics of this year´s conference cover 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.

Academic chair of the conference is Dr. Bruce Dehning, Associate Professor, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, Orange, California with extensive publication record in economics, finance and accounting.

Professional chair of the conference Mr. David Muir, Anglo-American University experienced banker, a financial analyst with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and a former National Credit Manager for the Retail Operations of Canada Post.

 Link to Conference proceedings IFRS 2018 

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.

We look forward to seeing all our “old” and “new” participants in Prague in 2019 again and discuss another set of interesting and viable topics.

 Topics of the conference:

Specific issues related to the incorporation of EU accounting Directives into national accounting rules

  • Valuation of companies in transitional markets 
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Professional training of accountants in the IFRS era
  • Historical perspectives on IFRS in different countries
  • The relationship between tax and accounting
  • Impact of IFRS on reporting and controlling
  • Financial reporting for SMEs
  • Non-financial reporting
  • Impression management
  • Corporate social responsibility

Please find the Second Call for Papers HERE.

Please find the Instructions for Authors HERE.

Please find the 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 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.





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 



  • The Conference starts in the afternoon: 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 October 5.

The fee also includes:

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


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.