Tech Thought Leadership
Read the latest thinking from the Tech Faculty on how to ensure information services are working effectively and accountants are making the most of new technologies.
Automation in finance functions: lessons from India and the UK
Drawing on real-life experiences, this collaborative thought leadership report by ICAEW and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) considers how finance functions can harness automation to deliver greater value to business and the skills needed by accountants in the future.
Risks and assurance of emerging technologies
1 June 2020
Cognitive and automation technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have drawn a great deal of interest, but also concern about the potential for bias and misuse. ICAEW’s Tech Faculty examines the risks associated with the adoption of emerging technology and how these risks can be tackled through internal controls and assurance.
Big data and analytics: the impact on the accountancy profession
11 October 2019
This thought leadership initiative outlines the opportunities and risks for accountants from new and advanced capabilities in data, and highlights practical examples of how the profession is changing as a result of big data and analytics.
Providing leadership in a digital world
11 October 2019
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.
Digital transformation in finance functions: ASEAN and UK perspectives
8 October 2019
Informed by in-depth research conducted by ICAEW and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), 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
3 July 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.
Digitalisation of tax international perspectives - 2019 edition
8th January 2019
Building on the original 2017 edition, this new version presents five additional case studies (bringing the total to 12) and a holistic, high-level review of the drivers for change, obstacles and approaches used by various administrations in modernising and digitalising their tax systems.
Fintech innovations: perspectives from Singapore and London
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.
AI and the future of accountancy
27 June 2017
In this report, the Faculty's Kirstin Gillon, looks at the rise of artificial intelligence, its impact on the accountancy profession and how it can be utilised by accountants.
Blockchain and the future of accountancy
27 April 2017
The Faculty's report on Blockchain describes the technology and its likely impact on business, in particular on the accounting profession.