The International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) international conference for academic disciplines will be held at the American University of Rome, Via Pietro Roselli 4, Rome. The conference will run from 22 to 25 October  2013.
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Derek Stone

Derek is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He obtained an Upper Second Class degree from Nottingham University in Economics and Mathematics. He worked for Price Waterhouse before becoming a Management Consultant with the P.E. Group, working with them in the UK, Italy, Cyprus and Nigeria.

His was the first appointment to the faculty in Accounting at the newly formed Manchester Business School, where he taught in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting. From there he went as Foundation for Management Education Fellow to the Stanford Business School, where he specialised in Behavioural Studies, in order to learn how the control aspects of accounting were likely to affect the actions of managers, often in unintended ways.

He returned to the UK to become Senior Tutor in Accounting at the London Business School, where he taught on all the major programmes, including those especially designed for general managers.

In his private capacity, he has designed and taught on programmes for many international companies including: The Bank of America, Barings International Securities, British Aerospace, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Courtaulds, Hambros, Hilton, ING, Paribas, S. G. Warburg & Co, 3M, and Unilever. These programmes took place in Europe, the Far East, Africa, Russia and South America.

In 1984, he co-authored the first edition of “Understand Accounting!” with Claude Hitching and subsequently went on to write the later editions on his own. Many of the concepts that they developed together are still applied in the current edition and Derek is very grateful to him.

Currently Derek is researching and presenting papers at conferences on how Pacioli, the Father of Accounting, may have used his skills in algebra to analyse how the double entry system was developed and used in Venice in the fifteenth century.

It is by returning to Pacioli’s original, very simple approach, and incorporating it into an unfolding story that makes “Understand Accounting” such an easy book to read. It is written as a novel, in which you join Andrew who is developing plan for his new business.

Passionate about enabling non accounting managers to learn how easy and useful accounting can be!

The understandaccounting.com website will shortly be online, with a ebook new edition available, backed up with case studies to consolidate learning and introduce different industries.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 22

1:45pm HST