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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.

    The CFO of the Future

    The CFO of the Future

    The role of the chief financial officer, the CFO, is one that continues to evolve. The pandemic has reinforced the increased breadth and scope of responsibilities for many CFOs. In this podcast, which accompanies the ACCA and IMA report 'The CFO of the Future', we explore these trends with two of the contributors.

    • 22 min
    Analytics in finance

    Analytics in finance

    Analytics presents a significant opportunity for finance and accounting professionals. In this podcast, the authors of the ACCA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand report Analytics in Finance and Accountancy discuss the importance of forward looking analytics, the data strategy and the implication on the skills of the professional.

    • 22 min
    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Part 4 - Impact of Covid on digital agenda

    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Part 4 - Impact of Covid on digital agenda

    In the fourth and final episode of our ‘Meaningful work for the digital professional’ series with EY, Narayanan and the panellists give their final thoughts on the report, as well as discuss the positive changes to digital that have come about this year due to recent events, and the potential long term consequences.

    Speakers include: ACCA Chief Executive Helen Brand EY EMEA Public Policy Leader Andrew Hobbs; EY Canada Assurance Digital & Innovation Leader Daniela Carcasole; EY Global Assurance, Audit methodology and Analytics leader Alan Young; and Prime Global CEO Stephen Heathcoate.
    I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    • 21 min
    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Part 3 - How to think about building digital skills

    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Part 3 - How to think about building digital skills

    The third episode of our ‘Meaningful work for the digital professional’ series with EY is all about how to think about building digital skills. Narayanan leads our panellists in discussing the importance of balancing digital skills with other skill sets, and how essential collaboration is to this process.

    Speakers include: ACCA Chief Executive Helen Brand EY EMEA Public Policy Leader Andrew Hobbs; EY Canada Assurance Digital & Innovation Leader Daniela Carcasole; EY Global Assurance, Audit methodology and Analytics leader Alan Young; and Prime Global CEO Stephen Heathcoate.

    • 19 min
    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Episode 2- state of play on digital adoption

    Meaningful work for the digital professional - Episode 2- state of play on digital adoption

    In Episode two of our series with EY, ‘Meaningful work for the digital professional’, Narayanan leads the discussion considering the benefits of digital adoption in accounting and how new working circumstances necessitated by Covid-19 have had a positive impact on enhancing digital capabilities.

    Speakers include: ACCA Chief Executive Helen Brand EY EMEA Public Policy Leader Andrew Hobbs; EY Canada Assurance Digital & Innovation Leader Daniela Carcasole; EY Global Assurance, Audit methodology and Analytics leader Alan Young; and Prime Global CEO Stephen Heathcoate

    • 37 min
    The SDGD Recommendations – sustainable development risks, opportunities and long-term value creation

    The SDGD Recommendations – sustainable development risks, opportunities and long-term value creation

    The Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure (SDGD) Recommendations, authored by Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting, with Paul Druckman and Russell Picot, Honorary Professors at Durham University Business School, offer a new approach for businesses and other organizations to address sustainable development issues. They attempt to establish a best practice for corporate reporting on the SDGs and enable more effective and standardized reporting and transparency on climate change, social and other environmental impacts.
     In this discussion, Jimmy Greer, ACCA’s head of sustainability,  is joined by the authors, along with Charles Tilley, Chief Executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council.
    You can access the SDGD Recommendations here: https://bit.ly/32JnNMF

    • 41 min

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