Prof. Dr. Andreas Barckow has been President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany since March 1st, 2015.
Andreas Barckow was the lead technical partner for accounting matters in the German member firm of Deloitte in Frankfurt. He also led the firm's IFRS Centre of Excellence, a group of professionals providing advice on financial reporting topics to audit partners and senior staff. Furthermore, he was a member of Deloitte's Global IFRS Leadership Team, the global technical body in charge of setting the Deloitte policy on IFRS matters.
He has also been a member of the IFRS Committee of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany since its inception in 2011. He formerly served on the German Accounting Standards Board until its dissolution in 2011, and the Accounting Interpretations Committee. From 2004 to 2011, he was a member of the Financial Instruments Working Group of the German Institute.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn, having studied both at Paderborn (Germany) and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, he graduated as Doctor in Business Administration from the same institution, with a dissertation on the accounting for derivative financial instruments and hedging strategies under German GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. In 2009, he was appointed adjunct professor of international financial reporting at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. He has been appointed Honorary Professor at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar in January 2016.
Prof. Barckow will deliver a keynote address on the theme of "The future of corporate reporting - a standard setter's perspective on contents and proliferation", on Wednesday 13 June in the morning, right after the opening ceremony of the conference, in the Aula Magna. We are thus inviting all conference delegate to save the date and attend the address centered around the future of the accounting profession.