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|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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 Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession?
There are 85 articles
The Profession of the Digital Age: Accounting EngineeringEngineering skills will enhance accountants' ability to use and manage technology.
by Ismail Tekbas, CFO, Kurt Nonwoven | September 5, 2018
Know Your Blockchain to Re-Imagine Business, Finance and AccountingAt 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.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 26, 2018
Small Practices: Embrace Technology, Secure Your FutureTom Hood, Executive Director & CEO at Maryland Association of CPAs, shares insights on what technologies SMPs need to embrace today in order to be future ready.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | July 16, 2018
News and Resources
There are 153 news/resources
The Required Step Before AI and Blockchain
Journal of Accountancy - September 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Risks and Implications
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - September 19, 2018
Blockchain Might Remake Accounting: Tom Hood Discusses Big Data & Blockchain Technology
Business Learning Institute - September 18, 2018
Accounting Trends of Tomorrow: What You Need to Know
Forbes - September 17, 2018
Accounting Technology. Tomorrow
CPA.com - September 13, 2018
Focus on Blockchain's Risks Before the Rewards
Financial Management Magazine - September 10, 2018
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