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Digital skills

Technology has enabled automation of many elements of accountancy and this provides an opportunity for chartered accountants to utilise their professional skills but also the need to add to them.

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Finance in a digital world

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Accounting disrupted

This book delivers a powerful analysis of the new technological forces buffeting the accounting profession and identifies key pathways to responding to the challenges. [It] shows readers how established business fundamentals are being eclipsed and that accounting has not been spared. You'll learn: how the new realities of digitalization, including big data and AI, are affecting audit work and financial management practices; how learning fast about and from more diverse data sources is essential to the new accounting environment; why accounting information must start to speak to what will take place rather than about financial activities that have occurred; what finance must do in a world of changing risks, data growth, fast digitization, and increased regulation.

Analytics and big data for accountants

This book will help accountants and financial managers better understand big data and analytics, including its history and current trends. It dives into the platforms and operating tools that will help you measure program impacts and ROI, visualize data and business processes, and uncover the relationship between key performance indicators.

Artificial Intelligence for Audit, Forensic Accounting, and Valuation : A Strategic Perspective

An artificial intelligence revolution is sweeping through the world. Auditors and forensic accountants in firms of all sizes and types are trying to understand what it means for them. Many want to explore how to build plans for total intelligent automation to move their companies forward into the new AI economy.

Digital finance: big data, start-ups, and the future of financial services

This book takes a thoughtful look at how the industry is evolving, and it explains how to integrate concepts of digital finance into existing traditional finance platforms. It explores what successful companies are doing to maximize their opportunities in this context and offers suggestions on how to introduce digital finance into a firm's structure. Specific strategies for a digital future are presented, alongside numerous case studies that explore key attributes of success.

Fintech book, The: the financial technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and visionaries

A guide to the financial technology revolution for entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with information required to capitalise on this market.

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Taking a look into the future

Article looks at how data analytics and forecasting tools are critical for the accountancy firms of tomorrow.

It's time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Article looks at the disconnect between employers wanting people back in the office and their employees not wanting to return.

Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce.

Article discusses the need for new workplace skills in the wake of the pandemic and the move to hybrid working . Employees are energized by it being made clear that reskilling was an investment in talent and directly supported growth plans.

The spread and use of blockchain

Article looks for evidence that companies have moved from investigating the use of Blockchain to successful adoption.

Latest trends in blockchain and crypto

Article outlines some recent developments in distributive ledger technology and cryptocurrencies and what they might mean for accountants and finance processionals moving forward.

Your 5-year upskilling plan

Author discusses how business success and professional development both rely on continuous upskilling and keeping current with technical opportunities and challenges as they arise.

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Useful links

Bridging the skills gap in finance functions

Research paper exploring the challenges senior finance professionals have faced in attempting to equip their teams to meet new demands and the most successful strategies for obtaining or developing the skills required.

Effective hybrid working: practical guidance

The CIPD has jointly produced practical guidance to support effective hybrid working as part of its involvement in the Flexible Working Taskforce

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