What’s the ‘gateway drug’ for finance?

Accounting Cafe online seminar on 28 October 2021 at 1pm (BST) Michael Gilmore believes that we need one. "The most generous estimates reckon 2/3 of the planet can't answer some basic questions on finance, but plenty of that 1/3 have guessed their way to those answers with a bit of basic numeracy—the survey is multiple… Continue reading What’s the ‘gateway drug’ for finance?

What kind of professional are you? Informed, competent or complete?

Accounting Cafe online seminar on 23 September 2021 Hilary Lindsay, former ICAEW President Hilary Lindsay contends that complete professionals are those who continue to learn in response to their environments. This requires more than professional knowledge and skills. It requires career adaptability.Whether you are at the beginning, middle, or coming to the end of your… Continue reading What kind of professional are you? Informed, competent or complete?

Top 5 most confusing things about accounting

At Accounting Cafe we’re discussing how we help our students ❤️ accounting. Accounting terms that we take for granted are confusing for students. Thinking about this in your teaching can make their learning journey that much faster and easier.Here are my top 5 most confusing things about accounting:⁉️ An entity's most valuable assets are rarely… Continue reading Top 5 most confusing things about accounting

The nature of income

Dictionaries, from an accounting perspective, invariably provide an incorrect and conflated definition of income.

Making accounting education fun

Do you think accounting can be fun? Is there a way to make it less boring and more engaging? Do you believe that learning accounting is easy and something everyone can do?

The nature of expenses

Expenses are a perfect illustration of how accounting uses common language in specific and uncommon ways.

Seminar: Accountants can change the world

Todd believes that accounting is not only broken but is contributing to the destruction of the planet. He is calling on accounting academics to help fix this. 

With your help Accounting Cafe can be active in your local school

This is a hugely rewarding activity that can be rolled out easily. Accounting Cafe in schools, anyone? I have been running an “accounting club” for a group of sixth formers at my local community school for a couple of years (lately interrupted by lockdown). It sounds unlikely, but students gave it a 96% approval rating… Continue reading With your help Accounting Cafe can be active in your local school

Concept maps in Accounting Education

Presentation by Toby York at the TACTYC Virtual Annual Conference 2021 on 15 May 2021 1. Background paper My presentation is based on a draft paper The benefits of concept mapping in accounting education [PDF] which is in three parts. Part one: identifies some common problems with current accounting education practices, drawn mostly from personal… Continue reading Concept maps in Accounting Education

Seminar: Deriving profit using a concept map

Toby York and Paul Jennings hosted a Zoom seminar on 20 May 2021 This was the third seminar in a series about using concept maps in accounting education. Session 1: Concept mapping in accounting education Session 2: The funding butterfly This approach emphasises the organisational structure of accounting knowledge, which makes it easier to teach… Continue reading Seminar: Deriving profit using a concept map