Prof. Dr. Andreas Barckow

Topic: Where is IFRS heading in the new world order?

Prof. Dr. Andreas Barckow has been President of the ASCG (DRSC) since 1 March 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.