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Podcasts can reach virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime, but for an accounting firm, launching a podcast is not a decision to be made lightly. Here's what to think about before you decide.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in accounting will rapidly move from a tool for compliance and towards the delivery of advice, but will never replace a human accountant, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard.
Evolving technology, finding and retaining the right talent, and providing better advisory services to clients present the greatest challenges – and opportunities – for small- and medium-sized practitioners (SMPs), heard attendees at the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).
Bitcoin and blockchain can restore trust in financial transactions, one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrencies, Brian Forde, told the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) meeting in Sydney on November 7, 2018.
An increased capacity for data analysis is providing new insights for organisations – but don’t expect everyone to welcome it, was the message from former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Bill English to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) in Sydney.
Data analytics is allowing auditors to check much larger amounts of information and focus on areas of risk.
Too expensive, when will you find time to do it and how do our clients benefit anyway? These are typical rejections to requests from finance teams wanting to upgrade their technology, delegates to the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard on November 5.
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain would “cut out the middleman” in financial services, leaving the accountants of the future to focus less on compliance and more on strengthening relationships and delivering insights to clients, the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) heard today.