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After 600 years of a two-ledger bookkeeping practice and 30 years of Excel spreadsheets, businesses are moving quickly toward the use of automation to account for daily transactions. This seismic shift will not only impact the way business operates, but also the day-to-day role of accountants. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 26, 2018
At a conceptual level, blockchain is fairly straightforward but how it can deliver return on investment, particularly in relation to existing processes and systems, is more complex.
There are 118 articles
Technology and the Profession–A Guide to ICAEW’s WorkThe key theme of ICAEW's recent work is the “ABCD” of technologies which identify top priorities for the accounting profession – namely, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, and data.
by David Lyford-Smith, Technical Manager, IT & The Profession, IT Faculty, ICAEW | April 15, 2019
From Algorithms to Deep Learning, What You Need to Know About AIAn introduction to artificial intelligence including big data, machine learning and robotic process automation.
by Yasmine Hakimpour, CPA, CA, Principal, Audit & Assurance, Research, Guidance & Support Group, CPA Canada | April 12, 2019
IFAC TAG Webinar on Cyber SecurityLike a lot of the issues that make the news on a regular basis, we can become desensitized to cyber risks, but it is imperative, especially for organizations of all sizes, to be vigilant and educate their employees and stakeholders on proper...
by IFAC Technology Advisory Group | March 19, 2019
Five Necessary Elements to Build a Fintech HubThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants have been looking at Fintech to understand what underpins innovation.
by Kirstin Gillon, Technical Manager, IT Faculty at ICAEW | March 4, 2019
News and Resources
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: A Critical Inflection Point for the Accounting Profession
CPA.com - April 12, 2019
Machine Learning: More Science than Fiction
ACCA - April 11, 2019
Prepare Now for Next-Generation Cyber Threats
CFO.com - April 11, 2019
The Most Important Skill for CPAs—and Machines
Journal of Accountancy - April 11, 2019
Add 'Data Engineering' to Your Accounting Firm's Toolkit
In the Black - April 11, 2019
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence-The Future of Accounting and Finance
CPA Canada - March 28, 2019
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