Scientific Seminar: Accounting - Auditing in the Digitalization Era

(VLU27/6/2021) - On the morning of 26 June 2021, Van Lang University’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing organized the Scientific Seminar on “Accounting - Auditing in the Digitalization Era” and welcomed 166 online participants on Zoom Meeting Platform.

To create a bridge between the students and companies, strengthen the competitive advantages through up-to-date curriculum and thinking methods, VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing had organized a scientific seminar on “Accounting - Auditing in the Digitalization Era” to provide VLU students and vast participants to acquire specialized knowledge and learn about the combination between technology and training in Accounting and Auditing.

vlu hoi thao ke toan kiem toan trong ky nguyen so aAt the seminar, students of the Faculties of Accounting - Auditing, Finance - Banking and Business Administration had the chance to learn the professional perspective and research activities on Accounting - Auditing in the Digitalization Era.

The seminar consisted of seven plenary sessions presented by leading experts and researchers in Accounting - Auditing:

    1. Topic “Publication and Globalization in Accounting - Auditing and Finance” - Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Cong, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City.
    2. Topic “Quantitative research perspectives toward Accounting - Auditing in the Digitalization Era” - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Phuoc, Dean of the Faculty of Finance - Accounting, HCMC University of Food Industry.
    3. Topic “Auditing in the Digitalization Era” - Ms. Le Thi Hau, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
    4. Topic “Auditing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and career orientation for university students” - Dr. Nguyen Luu Tuyen, Chair of Nam Long Corp.’s Controlling Committee, member of the ACCA.
    5. Topic “Theoretic framework of the system impact of the Enterprise’s resource planning systems to the actual managerial accounting to improve the efficiency of the business activities in enterprises in Vietnam”  - MA. Researcher Nguyen Van Tam, representative of the Auditing and Accounting’s Principles division of VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing.
    6. Topic “Digital technology integration in accounting majors training at Van Lang University” - MA. Le Ngoc Anh, representative of the Financial Accounting and Accounting Practice division of VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing.
    7. Topic “The rise and fall of Management Accounting an example of Budgeting and Balanced Scorecard” – MA. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, representative of the Managerial Accounting division of VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing.

During the seminar, the speakers introduced many wonderful knowledge on internal auditing and fast auditing to help students identify the advantages of efficient auditing methods. Some of the topics also pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the training programs in Accounting in Vietnam, thus proposing the hands-on solutions to build up a training program, HR for lecturing, teaching methods, and learning systems at auditor training institutions.

vlu hoi thao ke toan kiem toan trong ky nguyen so dMA. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, representative of the Managerial Accounting division of VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing passionately started her presentation by telling the differences between what a regular accountant studies at the university and actual evaluation.

The majority of researchers and experts agreed that studying accounting nowadays was more likely to become an entrepreneur than just a regular accountant. An excellent accountant must be sharp, data-driven and must seek for an approach based on the reports. Therefore, he or she could provide useful suggestions and actual value for the business activities of the enterprise and become the righthandman of the business owner. Besides, the experts also recommend Accounting students to participate in the extra-curricular activities at the universities and enrich their knowledge through student research activities. According to Dr. Nguyen Luu Tuyen, the mentioned activities should acquire bonus points from the employer by proving the dynamic, self-study skills and knowledge comprehension of the students.

At the seminar, VLU students were also provided with information about ACCA certificates, participation in research activities and the roles of an accountant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Phuoc, Dean of the Faculty of Finance - Accounting, HCMC University of Food Industry said: “Nowadays, thanks to the assistance of computers, machines, and technological soft-ware, the accountants were relieved from calculating taks. However, robots or modern technologies could not completely alter the human’s roles in this field. An outstanding accountant must be the one to well provide and control the information, be proficient in assisting tools to control the data flows and always be active."

vlu hoi thao ke toan kiem toan trong ky nguyen so cAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Phuoc answered the student’s questions on the importance of research activities to students and the roles of an accountant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

To mark the end of the seminar, Dr. Mai Binh Duong - Dean of VLU’s Faculty of Accounting - Auditing summarized: “All the knowledge and experience introduced at the seminar today has provided both students and lecturers with new ideas for the integration between technology and education, between learning and working environment. These are valuable knowledge, which help the Faculty to complete its mission to develop well-rounded individuals possessing life-long studying capability, developing breakthrough solutions and positively influencing the society.”

Reporter: Hoai Anh

 


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