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Public lecture to explore transparency and accountability in accounting

Financial Crisis
Professor Alan Lowe, Professor of Accounting at Aston Business School, is to give a free public lecture on Tuesday 6 December 2011. In the lecture, titled ‘Some limits to knowledge…accounting and transparency’ Professor Lowe will explore the relationship between the current global financial situation and the need to improve accounting and financial reporting.

The consequences of the long depression are still making themselves felt on all aspects of social and economic activity. The economic slowdown and social costs of the

Financial Crisis are affecting ‘the 99%’ in, pretty well, every developed country across the world. What has this to do with accounting?

The talk will address a very specific part of the global reaction to improving accounting and financial reporting. This will be set within the context of a broader academic debate about transparency, accountability and some concepts of what constitutes knowledge.

Technically the specific issue to be addressed will be ‘Interactive Financial Reporting’. No knowledge of the technology will be expected or required!

The lecture will take place in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre at Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET. The talk will start at 6.30pm with tea and coffee from 6.00pm.

A complimentary drinks reception and buffet will follow immediately after the lecture.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all

To book a seat please email events@aston.ac.uk or for further information please

contact Jean Hasson on 0121 204 4551

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