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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, Deputy Director, Professional Accountants in Business, 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 121 articles
Cybercrime Threatens Trust in Business – How Accountants Can HelpCybercrime threatens trust and transparency in business and governments on a daily basis. As a customer, taxpayer, supplier or other stakeholder, we ask ourselves whether we can trust an organization to effectively secure our data.
by Sylvia Tsen, Executive Director, Knowledge, Operations and Technology, IFAC and Stathis Gould, Deputy Director, Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | May 16, 2019
Building Data Science and Analytics Capabilities in Finance and AccountingGiven the importance of data to business success, IFAC’s Professional Accountants in Business Committee has been exploring the accountant in business role in data science and analytics.
by Stathis Gould, Deputy Director, Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | May 6, 2019
Digital Transformation Provides New Business OpportunitiesA new Danish report on digital transformation draws a positive and optimistic picture of the accountancy profession’s future in the digital age.
by Anders Lau, Head of Communication, FSR Danish Auditors | April 29, 2019
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
News and Resources
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IMA Debuts "Count Me In" Podcast
IMA - July 10, 2019
Cyber and the CFO
ACCA - July 8, 2019
New Technologies, Ethics and Accountability
ICAEW - July 8, 2019
AI in Corporate Advisory
ICAEW - July 8, 2019
The CA's Guide to Technology
ICAS - June 24, 2019
Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey
Deloitte - June 24, 2019
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