International Conference on Accounting & Policy, 2016

KCA University and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in conjunction with the International Graduate School of Accounting and Policy (IGSAP) of Tohoku University in Japan will be hosting an international conference on accounting and policy. The conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in September, 2016. The theme of the conference is: Linking Accountancy Practice to Scholarship and Policy.


The theme of the conference is partly informed by the reality that enhancing the growth of accounting profession in terms of research, policy and scholarship will require continuous conversation and sustained engagement among academia, accounting practitioners and policy makers. The notion that each sector can work in isolation is no longer tenable. Universities across the world are key strategic assets that create and disseminate knowledge including training of skilled human capital that is innovative and competent in solving socio-economic 

problems affecting their countries. Therefore, synergy between higher education institutions, accounting professionals as well as their regulators, the government, and the private sector is required to promote creation of new knowledge in accounting – through practice and research, and effective transfer of knowledge to mould well-equipped accounting graduates and knowledgeable professionals fit-for-purpose in the accounting field.


This call is an invitation to submit original research and concept papers, case studies and posters in the following tracks:



1. The Practice of Accounting among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs):


This track invites original contributions related to the techniques and processes used by 

SMEs in respect to:


 Information System Accounting

 Dealing with issues in Taxation

 Financial accounting, management accounting and finance activities

 Accounting and financial management techniques such as the budget process and 

contribution to SME success

 Analysis of merits and demerits of adopting different reporting practices for SMEs, 

especially in the use of international accounting standard (IAS) and international 

financial reporting standards (IFRS)



2. Corporate Governance, Ethics and Accounting


This track encourages submission addressing topics within the field of corporate governance 

and ethics that focus on:


 Accounting practice, audit and governance 

 Executive compensation and corporate fraud

 Internal auditing and the role of audit oversight bodies

 Ethics, Accounting, accountability and dealing with corruption

 Role of accounting and auditing in public policy



3. Sustainability, Accounting and Risk Management


This track invites submissions that focus on:


 Sustainability accounting and its benefits

 Role of accounting in fraud reductions and risk management

 Role of accounting in sustainable development at micro and macro level




Guide to the authors


Please submit your paper using email to: The paper should not exceed 20 pages (excluding the appendices), use Font 12, New Times Roman, 1.5 spacing and APA 6th Edition writing style. 


The submission DEADLINE is June 15th, 2016. When submitting your paper, please indicate the track for the submission.



Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of draft papers: June 15th, 2016

Notification of decision and reviewers’ comments: July 15th, 2016

Submission of revised papers: August 15th, 2016