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Automatic for the people

Automation does not flag the end of accounting jobs, but the end of a lot of drudgery. So why not bring on the bots and give humans the clear spacethey need to make the best use of their brains? It’s the smart new world ofrobotic process automation. Until very recently, senior accountants for Swedish car manufacturer… Read More Automatic for the people

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Fintech innovation – perspectives from Singapore and London

Wednesday 31 October 2018, Global fintech investment nearly doubled between 2014 and 2017 reflecting the industry’s rapidly growing influence and future potential. In its latest report, Fintech innovation: perspectives from Singapore and London, ICAEW’s IT Faculty and ISCA (The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) explore essential key drivers of successful fintech innovation and highlight challenges… Read More Fintech innovation – perspectives from Singapore and London

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At the crossroads of technology and integrity

The World Congress of Accountants, the largest worldwide get-together of accounting professionals held every four years, tackled some of the biggest challenges facing the sector as well as charted a more digital future. George W. Russell joined the four-day meeting of thought leaders, industry veterans and future high performers in Sydney. By George W. Russell… Read More At the crossroads of technology and integrity

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AI on the rise

Liana Cafolla attends Asia’s largest technology conference, RISE, and finds out how artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way companies do business, and changing the world. From how we meet potential partners and use language to how we soothe newborns and get movie recommendations, artificial intelligence (AI) permeates every corner of life. In the… Read More AI on the rise

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New accounting software heads to the cloud

By Sholto Macpherson Cloud computing looks likely to trigger a generational shift in practice software. For a textbook example of technological disruption, look no further than accounting software. In the early 2000s, MYOB and Reckon had comfortably divided the world of business accounting software between them. They had largely done the same for practice software… Read More New accounting software heads to the cloud

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How tech can streamline your accountancy business

By Anthony Harrington If used correctly, massive advances in smartphone and app technology allow accountancy firms to become more streamlined, finds Anthony Harrington. If you remove all the technical skills and compliance issues, running an accountancy practice has a lot in common with any service-oriented operation. It all boils down to two major goals: making… Read More How tech can streamline your accountancy business