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Providing Leadership in a Digital World

This thought leadership initiative looks at how the accountancy profession is changing as a result of digital technologies, and explores what the profession needs to do to stay relevant in the future.


Fast paced digital transformation presents an array of opportunities for the profession to enhance and innovate with its services, access new markets, and provide more valuable insights and support to businesses. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber security and big data and analytics are increasingly changing what accountants do, and how they do it, in all corners of the profession.

But the pace and impact of change also creates big questions for the profession: What skills will accountants need to remain relevant and deliver these services? Where will new competitors come from, and how will accountants stay ahead of them? And when is it beneficial for the profession to collaborate and co-operate to support innovation?

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Providing Leadership in a Digital World

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  • Access our information resources; read our free research and thought leadership reports or join the Tech Faculty for more practical support and know-how around technology.
  • Partner with us and other organisations; input your knowledge and expertise to support collaboration across the profession and share practical experience.
  • Join the innovation debate; work with experts and leading thinkers across and beyond the accountancy sector to explore the changing business environment and the resulting opportunities for the profession.

For more information, or to submit comments, contact us: techfac@icaew.com