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Technology

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, and cyber security.

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Ethics and new technologies

Ethics is particularly important for the accountancy profession, with a code for professional ethics based on five basic principles – integrity, objectivity, competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. However, the emergence of new technologies raises some new challenges for the profession to address.

Planning for technology change

The next generation of automation will not be like the last. We asked Mark O'Sullivan and Kabir Dhawan of Grant Thornton to consider some of the implications of automation and how this may affect auditors and other accountants.

The Swingman

From professional basketball to artificial intelligence, Nicola Morini Bianzino, chief client technology officer at EY, talks to Chris Evans about his unusual career trajectory

The essential guide to blockchain

This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

What is Blockchain?

Read IT Faculty's report for a definition of blockchain, key features of the technology, as well as the challenges and opportunities its adoption offers the accountancy and auditing professions.

The Swingman

From professional basketball to artificial intelligence, Nicola Morini Bianzino, chief client technology officer at EY, talks to Chris Evans about his unusual career trajectory

The seven technologies transforming finance work

Disruptive technologies are creating opportunities for accountants to use their skills in faster and more efficient ways. Tim Leung, Management Consultant at Deloitte, outlines the key technologies which the big four firm believes are transforming finance in his webinar: "Visualising finance transformation in a digital world".

Practice 2018

Digital and Cloud Accounting - 5 KPIs all firms should monitor regularly

Top tips for implementing RPA

Top tips on practical considerations when implementing Robotic Process Automation, from finance professionals who have been piloting RPA in their organisations.

Government guidance on Brexit

The UK government and the European Commission (EC) have published guidance to help citizens and businesses understand the potential implications of Brexit. Our guide helps you find these resources and navigate through them.

Accountants and data scientists - collaborating for success

How can finance departments and internal audit make the most of data science? This was the main question Centrica's internal audit team and ICAEW discussed at a workshop on 15 October 2018. With the rapidly growing volume of data available for decision-making and risk management, finance departments will need to work out how they are going to take advantage of this data. This summary aims to help by looking at how data science capabilities can be developed.

Ethics and new technologies

Ethics is particularly important for the accountancy profession, with a code for professional ethics based on five basic principles – integrity, objectivity, competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour. However, the emergence of new technologies raises some new challenges for the profession to address.

Think again

With fears that artificial intelligence could take away jobs from financial services, Matt Weston looks at how it’s potentially changing hiring for the better

Excel tips: the Power Query revolution

Power Query fundamentally changes how the vast majority of users need to design spreadsheet models and solutions. Microsoft Excel guru Simon Hurst argues that Power Query changes everything about Excel – including training.

Finance in a Digital World

Digital transformation

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand how digital technologies are transforming economies and workplaces. Learn what it means for businesses and accountancy practices.

AI for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand artificial intelligence and what it means for finance functions. Here you'll find support on identifying how AI can benefit your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

The future of accountancy work

Digital technologies are set to have a revolutionary impact on the work of accountants, both in business and in practice. ICAEW has gathered together these resources to ensure its members understand how finance functions will change, the skills that will be needed and the role you will play.

Bring your own devices policies

Many businesses started to allow individuals to bring their own devices into work, but security issues and fear of virus attacks has dissuaded many. Mark Taylor of the IT faculty explains through the pros and cons of adopting BYOD and runs through practical tips for developing effective a BYOD policy.

Webinar resources

Thank you for registering on to the Business and Management Faculty's webinar, Bring your own devices policy, broadcast on 6 November 2018.

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.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018. Read a summary here, ICAEW members can download the full guide.