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12 Febuary 2010

GDLN Event on 12 February 2010 - Educational Community of Practice on Common Content

As part of the ongoing "Global Development Learning Network" (GDLN) activities the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform organized the Educational Community of Practice event on the “Common Content Project” on 12 February 2010. The main speaker, Mr Paul Hurks, International Education Director of the "Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants" (Royal NIVRA) and a member of the Common Content Project committee provided an overview of how the member professional accountancy Institutes in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, UK and Netherlands dealt with some of the challenegs in accounting education that are similar to those faced by the REPARIS economies. This event featured a presentation by Mr Hurks and a Q&A session for participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia.

Summary


Objectives

The objective of the event was to identify Common Content Project elements with a view to achieving synergy in working together to overcome common issues, relating to developing and keeping a professional accounting and auditing education up to date.

Description

The main presentation was on the features and elements of the “Common Content Project” by Paul Hurks and a discussion of a summary of the features of the professional accountancy education systems in the REPARIS region, utilizing information provided by the partipating Universities, Professional Bodies and Regulators from the different economies. John Hegarty moderated and coordinated the session, which also included a discussion on planning for the Education Community of Practice wokshop to be held later in February 2010.

This GDLN session was part of the Accounting and Auditing Education Community of Practice under the Regional REPARIS program, which is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and managed by the World Bank Centre for Financial Reporting Reform.

Video


Video presentation on "Common Content"

Paul Hurks explains the objectives and principles of the "Common Content" initiative as well as the competences expected from aspiring professionals in the field of accounting and auditing.

The Video contains:

  • an introduction to the GDLN event by John Hegarty
  • an introduction of the speaker Paul Hurks
  • the full presentation on "Common Content"
Please download the Flash player from Adobe.com

Presentations


"Common Content", Paul Hurks

Agenda


Agenda of the event

Beginning

Duration

End

Speaker

Content

14:00

0:10

14:10

John Hegarty

Introduction of event and first speaker - Paul Hurks

14:10

0:35

14:45

Paul Hurks

Presentation-Common Content approach to professional education

14:45

0:15

15:00

John Hegarty

Q&A on Paul's presentation

15:00

0:05

15:05

John Hegarty

Introduction of second speaker - Liam Coughlan

15:05

0:25

15:30

Liam Coughlan

Presentation-highlights from Edu CoP survey on prof education

15:30

0:15

15:45

John Hegarty

Q&A on Liam's presentation

15:45

0:05

15:50

Liam Coughlan

Key agenda items for 23-24 February workshop

15:50

0:15

16:05

Liam Coughlan

Discussion on February workshop planning

16:05

0:10

16:15

John Hegarty

Conclusion and closing

Participants


Participating Sites

No.

Country

City

Address

1

Albania

Tirana

World Bank Office-Tirana; Tirana 1 Dëshmorët e 4 Shkurtit St.

2

BiH

Sarajevo

E-Net Centre Sarajevo Trg Oslobodjenja - Alija Izetbegovic 1

3

BiH

Banja Luka

University of Banja Luka Patre 5, 78000 Banja Luka

4

Croatia

Zagreb

Croatian Academic and Researc Network (CARNet) Josipa Marohnica 5

5

Kosovo

Pristina

World Bank Office- Pristina; VC room 1 for 10th Mujo Ulqinaku Nr.3

6

Macedonia

Skopje

British Council Skopje (VC room) Bul. Goce Delcev 6

7

Moldova

Chisinau

Academy of Sciences of Moldova (silver meeting room) Bd. Stefan cel Mare 1

8

Montenegro

Podgorica

World Bank Office-Podgorica Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 7

9

Serbia

Belgrade

British Council Belgrade Terazije 8/I

10

Austria

Vienna

Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (Vienna-1) Praterstrasse 1, 19th Floor, 1020 Vienna

11

Netherlands

Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam (Roeterseilandcomplex Rm. G.3.01) Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ Amsterdam

Biography


Paul Hurks

Paul Hurks

Paul Hurks is International Education Director of the Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (Royal NIVRA). Paul has been a practitioner for 25 years as manager for audit clients at KPMG and as a founding partner of a local medium- sized practice in the Netherlands. Paul served in international and national capacities including accountant, auditor, entrepreneur, quality control reviewer (practical and academic), educator and consultant in the field of financial reporting and financial auditing. In addition to his current role at Royal NIVRA, Paul Hurks is a member of the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the postgraduate accountancy co-ordinator at the Free University, Amsterdam, and Royal NIVRA’s member of the Common Content Steering Group. In addition to holding the license of Registered Auditor (Netherlands), Paul has University Degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Accounting.


Last updated: 2010-04-08




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