Challenging times require out-of-the-box approach - what skills and competencies will be most sought after with the explosive digitalisation of finance?
At ACCA we put a lot of effort into understanding and measuring the vectors of change within the accountancy profession, which then we use to deliver knowledge and skills through the ACCA Qualification that not only enable finance professionals to become future-ready, but also develop the profession as a whole.
Below you will find a specially curated compilation of the latest and most inspiring future-related reports and articles prepared by ACCA.
"Future ready: accountancy careers in the 2020s" - report
While technology is a major force transforming the world of work, there are also a number of other forces at play too, including changing expectations of individuals in the workplace, shifting social norms and values, new types and levels of connectivity and demographics.
Our latest report, Future ready: accountancy careers in the 2020s, draws on ACCA’s collective research over the last three years, as well as new research. It examines what all of this tells us about the trends changing careers in accountancy. It’s a story of opportunity as the profession takes centre stage in building sustainable organisations for the future.
"Digital leadership: Leading finance digital transformation" - article
According to one estimate US$18 trillion will be added to the value of organisations by 2022. Digital transformation is one of the key phrases of the moment. How should the CFO approach this? How should we address the challenges of leading in this transformed world?
Being a leader in this transformed world requires us to reposition our skill sets. The article explores the implications of this and how finance leaders should respond.
"Cyber and the CFO" - report
57% rated cyber security as a top five business risk; yet 54% thought that their organisation had either not been subject to an attack or were not aware. If cyber security is a significant risk, what role should the finance community play?
The cyber threat is one of the most talked about issues that businesses face today. Yet the level of awareness of the risk and the types of threats that organisations face is low. So what is the extent of awareness of the cyber threat amongst the finance community? And what are the cyber threats we’re facing?
"Emotional quotient in a digital age" - report
There is now a greater focus on bringing one's 'whole self' to work. This is in response to the past tendency to believe, mistakenly, that it is necessary to have a dual identity, one for work and one outside work, which can create needless blockages and wasted potential from people suppressing their natural styles, energies and talents.
It's important to critically reflect on the value embedded in emotions as we look ahead in a digital age. In a sense, it is the elephant in the room, the potential of which is often not recognised.