July 17, 2018
Harnessing big data for greater business insight

Harnessing big data for greater business insight

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 [...]
July 6, 2018

Artificial intelligence is here to stay

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 [...]
July 4, 2018

Digital currencies: where to from here?

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 [...]
July 4, 2018

Disruptive technologies: risks and opportunities

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 [...]
July 4, 2018

Robotic process automation in finance

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 [...]
May 24, 2018

Business Performance Management – working with tensions

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.
May 16, 2018

New report considers the public interest and accountants’ role in it

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.
May 14, 2018

Lights, camera, action!

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.
May 1, 2018

Facing short-termism as a CFO

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.
April 24, 2018

Your time to shine…

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.