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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 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 103 articles
Implementing New Technology Requires Strategic ThinkingMaking technology work starts with thinking strategically about technology—not how to bolt new tech on—technology needs to be built in.
by Mark Edmondson, President and CEO, Inflo | January 7, 2019
Blockchain as a Tool to Achieve the SDGsBlockchain offers rapid solutions, transparency and accountability while also lending itself to successfully achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
by Amir Dossal, President & CEO, Global Partnerships Forum and Co-founder & Executive Vice-Chair, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development | December 17, 2018
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2018In only a few years, CPA.com’s Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants from all areas, and a community that exists long after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 7, 2018
News and Resources
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How Are Big Data and AI Transforming Accounting and Finance?
CPA Canada - February 14, 2019
IMA Releases Enhanced Management Accounting Competency Framework for Professionals in the Digital Age
Institute of Management Accountants - February 14, 2019
Podcast: Excel Functions for Accountants
CPA Australia - February 12, 2019
Watchlist for Future Finance Innovators
Financial Management Magazine - February 12, 2019
Re-Inventing Finance for a Digital World
CGMA - February 12, 2019
A CPA’s Introduction to AI: From Algorithms to Deep Learning, What You Need to Know
AICPA, CPA Canada - February 12, 2019
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