51 episodes

The latest research and opinion from ACCA’s Professional Insights. We explore the big issues impacting business, the accountancy profession and the evolving world of work. From technology to talent management, our subject matter experts and guests discuss good practice from across industries to help you stay ahead in business and your career.

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The latest research and opinion from ACCA’s Professional Insights. We explore the big issues impacting business, the accountancy profession and the evolving world of work. From technology to talent management, our subject matter experts and guests discuss good practice from across industries to help you stay ahead in business and your career.

    Fintech state-of-play: opportunities for finance professionals

    Fintech state-of-play: opportunities for finance professionals

    In this podcast Narayanan joins Jenny Knott FCCA for a wide ranging discussion about her path into fintech, the key trends in fintech as we look ahead, opportunities for professional accountants and the role of ESG and purpose.Jenny Knott FCCAJenny Knott is both a board level investment banker with over 30 years’ experience as well as a leading innovator in financial technologies. Jenny has extensive prudential board experience having served on Boards of Global Investment Banks, Financial Services Corporates and Charitable organisations for over 25 years, her roles ranging from Chair to member of Board, Board Audit, Board Risk, RemCo and Technology Sub-Committees.Jenny is also co-founder of FinTech Strategic Advisors and assists clients with their FinTech investment and adoption strategies. She supports start-ups achieve scale and commercial success. As an investment banker, she has been a CEO, CFO and COO, widely respected for leading the modernisation and transformation of her organizations and for her knowledge of the technical finance, emerging technology and regulatory environments.Jenny believes that innovation, inclusivity and cognitive, demographic and experiential diversity are a ‘must’ for a successful business and acts as mentor and advisor to a number of CEO’s. She is a public speaker on emerging FinTech including Data transformation and Distributed Ledger as well as the commercial benefits of truly Innovative and Inclusive Board and Corporate cultures. Jenny is currently a Non-Executive Director for SimplyHealth and deputy chair of both their Remuneration and Capital and Risk Committees. She is the chair of the Board Audit Committee in her capacity as Trustee for Ovarian Cancer Action, and Chairwoman of Equiida a global, senior executive leadership advisory firm founded on the science that greater inclusivity improves business performance.

    • 46 min
    Accounting for a better world : Priorities for a transforming profession

    Accounting for a better world : Priorities for a transforming profession

    • 15 min
    Maximising Technology Value in Medium Sized Organisations

    Maximising Technology Value in Medium Sized Organisations

    Mid-tier businesses play a fundamental role in global supply chains, yet many of them are running on legacy systems and processes, facing long-term underinvestment in skills and technologies and have a very strong case investment that is not being addressed.  In this podcast Clive Webb Head of Business Management at ACCA’s Professional Insights, discusses the technology considerations for mid-tier organisations, with Adam Freeman, Director of Buyer Enablement at the Access Group and Tony Price, a Partner in PwC. 

    • 26 min
    Supply Chains: a finance professional’s perspective

    Supply Chains: a finance professional’s perspective

    Supply Chains are increasingly an area of focus for organisations. In a recent report ACCA, IMA and CIPS have explored the key issues from the perspective of the finance professional. In this podcast, Clive Webb, ACCA's Head of Business Management one of the report authors is in conversation with Aleksandra Zaronina-Kirillova, a fellow member of ACCA's Professional Insights team, about the key themes of the report.

    • 21 min
    Climate action and the accountancy profession: building a sustainable future

    Climate action and the accountancy profession: building a sustainable future

    Peter Hogarth leads PwC’s UK Accounting Consulting Services team.  He advises the firm and its clients across a wide range of financial reporting topics, dealing with both UK GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. He is a principal author of the firm’s Manual of Accounting and is closely involved with many of the firm’s initiatives concerning the future of corporate reporting. He is a member of the FRC’s UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group.

    • 24 min
    Transformational Journeys - Episode 5: Transforming the profession

    Transformational Journeys - Episode 5: Transforming the profession

    In this special edition, Julie Hotchkiss, Executive Director – People and Transformation, ACCA and Louise Fowler, Chief Transformation Officer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) discuss with Charlotte Evett of CA ANZ, how their respective professional bodies are transforming in the context of a transforming profession. 

    • 21 min

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