Daily Archives: October 11, 2016

New programmes to help accountants thrive in disruptive age

Accountants and finance professionals have many opportunities to thrive in the digital age, even though some traditional accounting roles may disappear in coming years. While the accounting profession is facing disruption like all industries, more new jobs are being created by fast-moving developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, big data and block chain technologies. Accountants can ride the waves of disruption at the workplace if they work to build new digital capabilities and skills. This was the central view of senior business executives participating in today’s CPA Congress, organised by global accountancy professional body CPA Australia. “Business disruption, brought about by innovative new business models and emerging technologies, are already making some traditional accounting roles obsolete,” said Philip Yuen, CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore. ...