Thomas Kern co-founded ‘The Accountability Institute’ in 2015 as a thought tank for the futuring of accounting and its requisite education. The Accountability Institute aims to foster collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new accounting language – a language of accountability. His work involves public speaking, teaching into formal and informal education, permaculture activism, and community events. Prior to this, Thomas held lecturing positions in financial accounting across Australia, New Zealand and Germany. Until 2008, he was Head of the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Competence Centre of an international commercial bank based in Hamburg, Germany, taking shared responsibility for the technical implementation of IFRS and teaching at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.