Numbers have always been the lifeblood of the accountancy profession. Now, the trends of big data and analytics promise to increase the volume and velocity of this information flowing to finance professionals. Just as commerce thrives on information [...]
The traditional levers of economic progress – capital investment and labour – are no longer able to sustain the growth in GDP enjoyed in previous decades in most developed economies. With the recent convergence of technology [...]
The most well-known ‘virtual’ currency is Bitcoin. Like all digital currencies it’s based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to deal directly with each other without needing a trusted third party [...]
Thanks to technological change, a future with robots and sprightly centenarians isn’t unrealistic – we’re already seeing it. As technological change gathers pace how will business keep up? This paper considers the potential impacts of technological disruption [...]
In recent times, there has been surging interest in the application of robotic process automation (RPA) to business. Globally, the growth and adoption of RPA looks to expand exponentially across the globe. Transparency Market Research estimates [...]
Leading on business performance management (BPM) is challenging and our members say some help grounded in organisational reality would be valuable. Based on the experience of Philip Smith, a successful turnaround specialist, the report focuses on dealing with the inevitable tensions in organisations such as coping with conflicting stakeholder needs. As well as comprehensive analysis the report includes six real-life case studies.
What is the public interest, and where does it apply? Does it apply equally in all cases? And how does it apply to the role of accountants? A fascinating longform report from Chartered Accountants Worldwide member ICAEW grapples with these questions.
Technology continues to make advances in almost all aspects of our business and personal lives. And it continues to encourage advances in good governance across the accountancy sector, businesses and public services.
Chief Financial Officers are under increasing pressure to deftly manage short-term expectations from investors and management against wider long-term goals. Andrea Murad asks how today’s CFOs tackle the demand for instant results.
It’s impossible to work your way through the noise of the internet and uncover the real pearls of wisdom, so we’ve done it for you. In the pages that follow, you will find checklists for the three stages of interview – the planning or preparation stage, the ‘on the day’ stage, and the ‘next steps’ stage.