Czech Republic’s Deputy Minister of Finance announced as keynote speaker for ACCA International Public Sector Conference

Canadian expert joins high-level list of speakers to take part in global event

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO and LONDON, Jan. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tomáš Vyhnánek, Deputy Minister of Finance in the Czech Republic is the keynote speaker for ACCA’s 9th International Public Sector Conference, taking place in Prague on February 28 and March 1, 2019.

Since July 2015, Tomáš has held responsibility for the regulation of audit and accounting of public finances, and the financial audit of European and national funds.

In addition, Canadian finance leader Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and CFO with the City of Mississauga, will be attending the event. Gary Kent will speak at a session on how digital developments can transform finance and accountancy. This session will look at how technology has helped deliver 21st century solutions in public financial management at the City of Mississauga.

Jillian Couse, Head of ACCA Canada says: "ACCA’s conference is themed ‘A sustainable public sector’ and will address a number of key topics about financial sustainability and methods of funding infrastructure. We’re delighted that Canadian insights and expertise will be present on the global stage with Gary Kent’s attendance.

"Our event is aimed at a broad audience and not solely for the public sector accountant or finance professional. As the private and public sectors are now working so closely, we also welcome finance professionals and leaders from all sectors to join us at this event that will examine a wide range of important issues – from tackling fraud, corruption and serious organized crime to how innovation can help the profession thrive in the future."

The Czech Chamber of Auditors is ACCA’s official partner for the event, which is open to ACCA members and non-members.

Details of the full program and how to register can be found on the dedicated event page on ACCAs website:

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ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

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