Beyond Accounting – Mental Fitness aims to inform Finance professionals about Mental Fitness – challenges and opportunities. This is the first in the Beyond Accounting series from Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA and the event is in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
In the opening session our speakers focus on the impact of covid on mental fitness. Nathalie McVeigh, Director with Eisner Amper, speaks about “The next normal – how to make it work for you”. Dee France, Chartered Accountants Ireland Member and Student Wellbeing Manager (Anxiety in the Workplace) and Lianne Stewart (Coping with Anxiety and Practical Breathing) share their thought leadership around these topics and then respond to audience Q&A.
In our second session, moderator Sarah Spiers interviews our keynote speaker Jonny Jacobs – who shares stories about his passion to drive change. This is championed through his many roles across non- exec platforms including being a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation, Non Exec of Mental Health at Work, One Young World Ambassador, Goalkeeper of the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, Chartered Accountant of the Year 2017, and involved in various business and mental wellbeing forums.
Date: 19 May 2021
Time: 08:00 PST – 11:00 EST – 16:00 BST
Price: $30 (discounts for members, see below)
CPE: 1.8 credits
Discounts available for members
Attendance is free for members of ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ and CA Ireland. If a CPE certificate is required (1.8 credits) there is a cost of $20. ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA, CA ANZ and CA Ireland members should use the following discount codes:
- ba1free – If you just want to attend with no CPE certificate (cost is free)
- ba1cpe – If you want to attend and be eligible for a CPE certificate ($10 off the $30 base price)
For members of other institutes to attend and/or obtain CPE credit the cost is $30.
To get more information please email: chiefexecutive@
Finance leaders need to be aware and supportive of the impact of the pandemic on people that they work with. During this time many have had to adapt to new ways of working and the advent of new pressures and challenges to the way we work. These sessions are aimed at providing members with the perspective of those that we work with who are focused on wellbeing and mental fitness. By recognizing these challenges, we can acknowledge them and take steps to minimize their impact, and provide support to our colleagues, families and friends.
By the end of the session, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:
- How ‘normal’ working has changed and what may come next / how to make this work for you. There is a lot about waiting for the next normal to happen, we discuss how we can create it with work/life integration, better boundaries, building resilience using virtual communication effectively and acknowledging the physiological reactions to ‘staying the course’.
- The impact of anxiety in the workplace: the relationship between stress and anxiety. We will explore how these states can negatively impact our professional and personal lives, as well as providing some practical tools that can help to regulate and improve our emotional responses, while identifying practical ways to build resilience and mental wellbeing.
- The importance of the breath and meditation as tools to support mental wellbeing and a practical breathing session
- In the closing keynote, Jonny shares his experience with mental fitness in both a personal and work capacity and takes us through the importance for businesses to focus on mental health.