Details on the potential of blockchain, its implications for auditors, how the accountancy profession can lead and what skills are necessary for the future.
Technology is driving many changes in how we all live, work and interact and it is critical that the audit profession keeps pace with this change and is proactive in understanding how new technology trends can transform the audit approach. The Audit and Assurance Faculty explores ways we can maximise the opportunities presented by these… Read More The Future of Audit: Technology
By Liana Cafolla New regulatory oversight and advances in insurance technology are rapidly changing the way Hong Kong-based insurers sell insurance, assess risk and detect fraud. Liana Cafolla reports. For centuries, the insurance industry was a heaving, slow-moving behemoth best known for its archaic processes heavy on paperwork and small print and light on innovation and ease of… Read More The rise of InsurTech
By Hannah Downie Katherine Tenner CA and Chief Financial Officer at FreeAgent, the first Scottish FinTech company to join London’s Alternative Investment Market since 2012, on why the startup decided to list and the challenges in doing so. As CFO of FinTech startup FreeAgent, no two days are the same for Katherine Tenner. In addition… Read More AIM-ing high: the FinTech that went from equity crowdfunding to IPO
By Yan Barcelo In this age of light-speed tech change, how far are we from the day when accounting software or an automated system will perform all the work accountants do today? March 19, 2016: in a spare room in Seoul, Lee Sedol, world champion of Go, an abstract board game invented in China 4,000… Read More I robot, CPA
By Eleanor O’Neill New research from PwC has identified the eight technology ‘megatrends’ that businesses should consider in the coming years. The study assessed emerging technologies based on business impact and commercial viability over the next five to seven years, identifying those which will likely have the biggest global relevance. As the rate and scale… Read More The eight technologies businesses need to plan for