Digital Disruption / Insight

October 12, 2020

Data Protection and Privacy in Covid-19 Times

Governments around the world have made (or are making) great effort to build their capabilities, especially to speed up contact tracing. With the rise of new waves of infection, the impetus to perform contact tracing is much stronger as countries continue the fight to keep the Covid-19 spread under control.
October 12, 2020

Gearing up to Reboot in a New World

These unprecedented times call for innovative ways to upkeep traditions, and ISCA endeavoured to provide a complete and rewarding experience for the more-than-1,000 registered attendees of its very first virtual PAIB Conference.
October 12, 2020

Technological Impact on Finance Functions and Job Redesign

The current economic fallout has caused much uncertainty for companies all over the world. To thrive in the “new normal”, companies need to accelerate their business transformation efforts to enhance their competitive capabilities as well as capture and deliver greater value. This will involve undertaking job redesign to better align roles with the changing business environment; at the same time, the workforce must also adapt quickly to stay competitive.
October 12, 2020

Using Data Analytics in a Financial Statements Audit

Technology leverage has been all the rage in recent times as businesses, and even entire industries, seek to fend off disruptors and/or chase growth. For the audit industry, data analytics has been touted as a potential game-changer as the profession seeks to innovate its way to more effective audits in the face of mounting expectations, business complexity and volume of transactions.
September 17, 2020

Forensic Data Analytics: No Longer Just a Supplementary Tool

When it comes to tax investigations, the most common picture we have will be of tax officers sieving through stacks of physical documents, manually searching for red flags of potential tax fraud. While that may have been the case 10 to 15 years ago, the nature of tax investigation has evolved.
September 1, 2020

Forget Big Data – the future is in connected and public data

We are living in the age of misinformation. Kerry McGuire CA, Director of Global Data Design at YouGov, tells Ryan Herman why data should be democratised and disseminated to all.
July 19, 2020
New tech

New Tech for a New World

This article first appeared in the July/August issue of CA magazine: https://www.camagazine.co.uk/july2020#!cover With each passing year, the skills powering the technology and finance sectors become ever-more closely aligned. Nick Huber speaks to four CAs who have seamlessly made the transition and are now taking the tech sector by storm. These […]
June 21, 2020

Why Named Ranges Are A Necessary Nuisance in Excel

When you get to the world of advanced financial modelling, you can find very strongly held views on big topics. Emotions run so high you start to understand why most financial modelling standards have been written by one person.
June 21, 2020

Managing Cyber Risk with Smart Cyber

In the digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are starting to have the same kind of game-changing impact that factories and assembly lines had on manufacturing at the dawn of the industrial age, dramatically improving efficiency and enabling new products, services, and business models that simply were not possible before.
June 21, 2020

Don’s Column: Will Robots Take Over The Accountant’s Job?

A few years ago, a website was launched that claimed to rank various professions according to their likelihood of automation.