President University Accounting Days Enhanced Students’ Knowledge about Accounting

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Accounting has a relationship with the condition of the environment nowadays. As now environmental issues have been gained so much attention from the public, the growing awareness and pressure by community, customers, and stakeholders have forced the organization to accept the introduction of environmental protection measures into their organization. Therefore, this relationship will determine the sustainability of an organization. However, the lack of attention and knowledge about the relationship between accounting and the environment itself still happens in many organizations. In response to this, the Accounting Club and President University Major Association of Accounting held an event called “President University Accounting Days” on 29 October 2019  – 1 November 2019 at Charles Himawan Auditorium President University.

President University Accounting Days 2019 (PUAD 2019) consisted of three sub-event, which are National Seminar, Accounting Internal Competition (ACTION), and Senior High School Competition (SHC). The overall PUAD 2019 brought a theme “Enhance Your Insight, Passion, and Spirit as Future Accountant”.

Senior High School Competition (SHC) became the opening of PUAD this year. Senior High School Competition (SHC) invited participants who are students from various senior high schools. The materials of the competition vary, from the accounting cycle of a service company, accounting cycle of merchandising company, cash and receivables, payables, depreciation, cost flow assumption of inventory, revenues and expenses, to financial reporting.

Next, the competition for accounting students at President University was also held. Accounting Internal Competition (ACTION) allowed accounting students especially from batch 2018 and 2019 to broaden their knowledge about the real practices of accounting which can improve their capability and skills of the accounting profession.

Aside from competition, PUAD also held a national seminar. In this seminar, the Accounting Club and President University Major Association of Accounting invited professional speakers who are experienced in accounting. They are Indonesian Accounting Association Representative Arie Pratama, SE, M.Ak, CPSAK, CPA, Senior Associate at PwC Indonesia Aditya Oesman who is also an alumnus of President University, and Head of Subdivision Accounting Standards for Issuers and Public Companies Directorate of Accounting and Governance Standards from OJK Sylvana Tiur. Delivered a topic “The Impact of Financial Technology Development to The Accounting Regulation PSAK 71,72, and 73”, this seminar was moderated by a Lecturer of Accounting Study Program Dr. Josep Ginting, CFA with the aim to give a deep understanding of the changes in financial technology nowadays.

Viento Vigo as Project Manager of PUAD 2019 said, “With bring the theme of the relationship between accounting and environment, we as committee hope that President University Accounting Days 2019 can give good impact to all of the participants, especially future accountant from President University.”