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ACCA Insights brings you the latest research and opinion from ACCA’s Professional Insights team. We research the future of the accountancy profession, from the impact of blockchain technologies to talent management. Listen to all our thought leadership right here.

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ACCA Insights brings you the latest research and opinion from ACCA’s Professional Insights team. We research the future of the accountancy profession, from the impact of blockchain technologies to talent management. Listen to all our thought leadership right here.

    Creating effective learning "eco-systems" for the future of professional services

    Creating effective learning "eco-systems" for the future of professional services

    In October 2019 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and ACCA published an article Creating effective learning ‘eco-systems’ for the future world of professional services. This podcast is a discussion between the two report authors: senior insights manager for ACCA, Clive Webb, and leadership development specialist and adviser on talent development based at the business school, Nigel Spencer.

    • 17 min
    Finance: A journey into the future? Part 2 - The journey

    Finance: A journey into the future? Part 2 - The journey

    Finance functions are facing a number of potentially disruptive challenges led by technological innovations, changing business models and evolving consumer expectations. Based on a series of interactive workshops and interviews with leading finance professionals around the world, as well as through an online survey of over a 1,000 ACCA members and PwC contacts, we have set out in a new report what we consider to be a possible vision for the future finance organisation, and what we think the journey to get there is.

    Part 2: The journey to the future

    In this podcast, PwC specialists Colin Bezant, Fedelma Good and Helen Tuddenham share their insights for finance teams to successfully embark on a journey of change. Amongst those, encouraging people-led solutions, understanding the entire data lifecycle built around a strong digital core, and offering training to finance teams outside of traditional channels, all appear key concepts to focus on in order to deliver effective transformation.

    • 19 min
    Overview of the Global Economic Conditions Survey: Q2 2019

    Overview of the Global Economic Conditions Survey: Q2 2019

    On 18th July we launched the Global Economic Conditions Survey: Q2, 2019 (GECS) for the second quarter of 2019. GECS, carried out jointly by ACCA and IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants), is the largest regular economic survey of accountants around the world.

    This podcast features Michael Taylor, chief economist at ACCA, discussing the global economy and looking at the current picture and the potential risks.

    • 19 min
    Finance: A journey into the future? Part 1 - Opportunity

    Finance: A journey into the future? Part 1 - Opportunity

    Finance functions are facing a number of potentially disruptive challenges led by technological innovations, changing business models and evolving consumer expectations.

    Based on a series of interactive workshops and interviews with leading finance professionals around the world, as well as through an online survey of over a 1,000 ACCA members and PwC contacts, we have set out in a new report what we consider to be a possible vision for the future finance organisation, and what we think the journey to get there is.

    Part one: The opportunity for the finance community

    The first podcast features ACCA’s director of Professional Insights Jamie Lyon and PwC Partner and Global Head of Finance Consulting in London, Brian Furness, the two sponsors of this joint research initiative. Together they discuss key insights from the report and top tips for finance leaders embarking on a journey of change.

    • 21 min
    Cyber and the CFO Part 3: The leadership perspective

    Cyber and the CFO Part 3: The leadership perspective

    Cyber security is one of the most significant risks that an organisation faces. ACCA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s recent survey of over 1,500 members suggests that it is an issue that most accountants see as belonging to somebody else. Is this valid? What is the nature of threat? In our series of podcasts that accompany the report, Cyber and the CFO, Clive Webb, a Senior Insights Manager at ACCA and one of the report authors considers, with his guests, how the finance community needs to respond to the threat. To read the full report go to accaglobal.com/cyber-cfo.
    In the third podcast Paul Diamond, a senior Technology & Risk Director, with significant experience and a sustained record of success in the public and private sector considers the executive level view and why cyber risk matters. He also explores the role of standards and accreditations in managing the cyber risk, especially as these relate to the supply chain.

    • 15 min
    Cyber and the CFO Part 2: The business perspective

    Cyber and the CFO Part 2: The business perspective

    Cyber security is one of the most significant risks that an organisation faces. ACCA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s recent survey of over 1,500 members suggests that it is an issue that most accountants see as belonging to somebody else. Is this valid? What is the nature of threat? In our series of podcasts that accompany the report, Cyber and the CFO, Clive Webb, a Senior Insights Manager at ACCA and one of the report authors considers, with his guests, how the finance community needs to respond to the threat. To read the full report go to accaglobal.com/cyber-cfo.
    In the second podcast Michael Hughes, a Partner at Haines Watts, United Kingdom, a Director – ISACA Central UK and Non-Executive Director of the CyberQ Group considers the business perspective of the cyber risk. Mike explores why cyber risk is not just about data privacy and why the two are often confused. He considers how the connected world of the Internet of Things is changing the cyber risk profile for organisations.

    • 16 min

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