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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 78 articles
RegTech Will Help Transform AuditRegTech, that is Regulatory Technology, will probably have a profound effect on the audit profession—and audit will need to adapt.
by Liv Watson, Co-Chair, ICAEW Natural Capital Accounting, Structured Data Task Force and Senior Director, Strategic Customer Initiatives at Workiva | February 23, 2018
Cybersecurity: Eyes Wide OpenCyber theft is evolving and assailants are continuously looking for new and creative ways to monetize data.
by Steve Ursillo, Jr., Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory and National Leader: Information Assurance & Cybersecurity at Cherry Bekaert | February 12, 2018
Why Accountants Must Embrace Machine LearningThe real value of accountants is our ability to help organizations and clients ensure the quality of the design of AI solutions, draw insights from AI-produced analyses to drive strategic advantage, and address the governance and internal control...
by Donny C. Shimamoto, Managing Director, Intraprise TechKnowlogies | January 29, 2018
News and Resources
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5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks
YFS Magazine - April 23, 2018
How Board Members Can Perform Oversight of Cybersecurity Risks
Journal of Accountancy - April 20, 2018
How We Will Learn to Love Big Data in 2018
ICAS - April 9, 2018
Blockchain: The Future of Record Keeping
In the Black - March 29, 2018
Investment in New Technologies Reaches the Finance Function
Grant Thornton - March 26, 2018
Blockchain Technology and Its Potential Impact on the Audit and Assurance Profession
CPA Canada - March 26, 2018
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