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Phased adjustments

David Lyford-Smith highlights the faculty’s latest paper on how blockchain is affecting the accountancy profession.

Big Data in China

Kirstin Gillon shares the results of a major ICAEW research project on how businesses are using big data in China, and the implications for finance.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

New MTD timetable, but firms still need to act

The government has extended the timescale for Making Tax Digital for Business. But while many in the profession – and their clients – heaved a sigh of relief, this is no time for resting on proverbial laurels.

Counting on technology

Lesley Meall looks at how career development in accounting – and the ACA qualification itself – is changing to reflect how our world has been altered by tech.

Symphony of Data

Leanne Kemp explains to Nina Bryant how Everledger’s implementation of blockchain in the diamond industry is lighting the way for other sectors.

Are robots taking our jobs?

People ridiculed the Luddites for opposing technological change that ultimately created new work, but did they have a point? Moshe Y Vardi examines the economic indicators for today.

Intelligent thinking

As the application of artificial intelligence takes hold across the financial sector, Richard Kemp investigates what legal issues this raises.

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