(c) South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants. Contact SAICA for permission to reproduce this article., Fintech

New technologies set to power an audit

By Shaaheen Tar-Mahomed We are seeing rapid digitisation of our society and our lives, where everything creates data. More data was produced in 2017 than in the previous 5,000 years of humanity.[1] New and disruptive technologies are emerging at a rapid pace. Blockchain, the cloud, robotic process automation (RPA), digital labour, machine learning, deep learning,… Read More New technologies set to power an audit

(c) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Contact ICAS for permission to reproduce this article., Fintech

Blockchain’s missing link

By Andrea Murad Is Blockchain ready for large-scale implementation within financial services? We explore the missing links that need to be forged for success. Blockchain is being adopted across a multitude of business sectors, such as delivering supply chain processes, but the platforms are evolving at great speed. “Like anything new, it takes some time… Read More Blockchain’s missing link

(c) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Contact HKICPA for permission to reproduce this article., Fintech

The rise of InsurTech

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

(c) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Contact AICPA for permission to reproduce this article., Information Technology

Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

Data gathering and accounting’s role in it continues to change. A thought leader explores the opportunities. By Aubrey Joachim, FCMA, CGMA Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotisation will affect many elements of the human endeavour. That includes the way humans interact, how work is done, and what work need not be done by humans. These advancements… Read More Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

(c) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Contact HKICPA for permission to reproduce this article., Information Technology

Making sense of blockchain

Firms, such as the Big Four, are playing an active role in the global adoption of blockchain. Jemelyn Yadao finds out how they are exploring this nascent technology and asks, will it really disrupt the profession? By Jemelyn Yadao Many believe that we are in the midst of the biggest revolution since the invention of the Internet.… Read More Making sense of blockchain