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Technology and the profession

How technological advances and digital transformation are impacting the profession.

The Tech Faculty provides news, opinion pieces and case studies aimed at helping members keep up to date with new technologies.

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Digital transformation in finance functions: ASEAN and UK perspectives

Kirstin Gillon October 2019

This thought leadership report provides a rare insight into how digital transformation is being managed in practice across a range of different business settings and highlights pertinent considerations for leaders undertaking their own transformation projects.

New technologies, ethics and accountability

Kirstin Gillon June 2019

This thought leadership report delves into the ethics of new technology and the seismic developments currently taking place in AI and algorithms, which are both exciting and morally concerning.

Fintech innovation: perspectives from Singapore and London

Kirstin Gillon

This international research report, in partnership with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), explores the strengths and challenges for Singapore and London as fintech hubs, and identifies the key elements that underpin successful fintech innovation.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith Chartech January/February 2018

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

What is the Internet of Things?

Penelope Rance | Nina Bryant | Katie Vowles March 2018

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

Penelope Rance Chartech November / December 2017

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.

Digital transformation - A long and bumpy road

Kirstin Gillon Chartech November / December 2017

Making the most of new technologies is not always straightforward. Kirstin Gillon looks at how finance functions have got to grips with digital.

Counting on technology

Lesley Meall Chartech September/October 2017

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.

Superhero capes at the ready

Penelope Rance Chartech May/June 2017

Accounting practices will be at the forefront of preparing microbusinesses and sole traders for their making tax digital obligations.

The march of digital tax

Lesley Meall Chartech March/April 2017

Making Tax Digital for Business will bring about more than just the digitalisation of tax administration and preparation - it promises to reshape the whole accountancy profession.

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