Minitrack on Accounting for sustainable development


Geopolitical perspectives and technological challenges for sustainable growth in the 21st century

15-16 June 2023, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs

  • Nadia Albu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic

Accounting has a role to play in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating visibility on risks and opportunities, and on the progress made. Organizations are called to incorporate SDGs in their objectives and strategies, and they must design aligned control and reporting systems. Capital markets and other users demand organizations to be sustainable, besides their financial performance. Regulators and standard setters issue requirements for organizations to disclose sustainability-related information. Therefore, accounting is part of the wider network working together to achieve the SDGs.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Accounting with the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics blockchain

  • Automation of business processes, financial reporting, and accounting documentation

  • Advantages of cloud computing in accounting

  • Professional skills of future accountants working in digitalized environment

  • Technology driven changes in the traditional accounting system

  • Technology enhanced decision-making in public and private accounting

  • Understanding trust in accounting information systems

  • Forensic accounting after this coronavirus pandemic

Nadia Albu

is professor of accounting and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems, in charge with research and international relations. Dr. Albu has been a teacher and researcher at ASE since 2000 and had in parallel an extensive international experience, including a master degree obtained in 2001 from Université d’Orléans, France, a Fulbright visiting professor grant obtained in 2014, a Deloitte-IAAER scholar grant between 2013-2016, and a visiting professorship at ESSEC Business School, France, since 2016. Dr. Albu is actively following the changes in the accounting profession globally, being part of teams conducting research for IFAC and Edinburgh Group. Her main research interests focus on the transformations of accounting systems in emerging markets, investigating the change and inertia in the accounting field (corporate reporting, auditing, management accounting etc.), acknowledging the importance of interdisciplinary research for an in-depth understanding of accounting phenomena in their environment.

Irena Jindrichovska

is professor at the Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic. Dr Jindrichovska has expertise and conducted research on the topics of accounting and corporate finance, sustainability and international trade. She previously worked with Anglo-American University Prague, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies CTU, Prague, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, but also with University of Buckingham, UK and University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK. She worked in multinational research teams and published in accounting and management journals.