Digital Disruption

March 7, 2022

CPAs, find your own fit with coding, experts say

Expertise will depend on your role, level of seniority and career trajectory
March 4, 2022

Now is the time to get ahead of the open banking curve

CPAs need to be prepared for opportunities as Canada works to enact an official open banking system, targeted for 2023
March 3, 2022

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional. Recent events have revealed the need for resilience and the readiness to grasp new ways of thinking, living and working. They have also shown that with change comes opportunity and demonstrated the role ICAS Members can play in shaping a better future for us all.
March 3, 2022

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets. Cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets offer a lot of opportunities for legitimate businesses, but it’s also potentially useful for money launderers.
February 28, 2022

How CPAs can prepare for handling the big data world

Successfully analyzing major data sets may mean brushing up on current skills—and learning some new ones, too
February 23, 2022
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Highlights: LOVE = Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD

The Accounting Blockchain Coalition presented with CAW Network USA in a Valentine’s Day event. On February 10th, professionals from The Accounting Blockchain Coalition joined CAW Network USA to put forth a captivating and LOVE-filled event, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Gabriella Kusz of IFAC, Monica Singer of ConsenSys, and David Deputy of Vertex shared their advice and expertise with the audience in ‘LOVE= Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD.’
February 18, 2022

How tech savvy do you need to be as a CPA?

A baseline knowledge of technology, combined with an enduring curiosity and eagerness to learn, will be key for success in the years ahead.
February 16, 2022

Highlights: Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Gary Cokins joins CAW Network USA to present on EPM and what it means to you.
February 1, 2022

How CAs can reboot their skills for the digital era

Daniel Clark, Head of Technology Professional Development at BPP, tells Anna Melville-James how CAs can reboot their skills for the digital era.
January 10, 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2

In Part 2, ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022.
January 10, 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 1

In the first of a two part series, ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute.
January 4, 2022

Robert Galbraith CA on how theme-park giant Merlin weathered the pandemic

Diligence, resilience and diversity are the holy trinity when faced with a global crisis. Robert Galbraith CA, Head of Finance at Merlin Entertainments Japan, tells Nick Scott how the theme-park giant weathered the storm to get hearts racing again
January 4, 2022

Baroness Lane Fox on digitalisation, accessibility and equality

Digitalisation is supercharging business practice, but it must not happen at the expense of accessibility and equality, Baroness Lane Fox tells Laurence Eastham. Baroness Martha Lane Fox is one of the UK’s leading voices in technology and digital transformation. It’s a reputation that has been well earned, not only from co-founding Lastminute.com in 1998, but also from a decade’s worth of public service. From 2009 to 2013, she was the UK’s digital champion, creating the Government Digital Service that sits within the Cabinet Office.
January 4, 2022

How can technology affect your mental health?

Bupa explain some of the ways that too much technology could affect your mental health and share their top tips to help you get the balance just right. Whether you’re using the latest accounting software or ordering a last-minute birthday gift, it’s hard to remember a time when technology didn’t make everyday life that little bit easier. This has been particularly true over the last 18 months. During the pandemic, technology helped us to stay connected with loved ones, continue working remotely and discover the best recipe for lockdown banana bread.
November 16, 2021

Sparke’s Carole Pyke on the CA Agenda Podcast

Carole Pyke shares her advice on what goes into making an authentic and successful personal brand. Carole Pyke is the Sparkle Navigator.
November 16, 2021

Four Silicon Valley CAs on why its status as the world’s tech capital will remain unchallenged

The pandemic saw many tech companies thrive as the world went more virtual. Despite talk of a drift away from Silicon Valley, local CAs tell Ryan Herman why its status as the world’s tech capital will remain unchallenged. For Ninos Sarkis CA, there was only one place to be if he was going to pursue a career in tech. “I started accounting with a Big Four firm in 2000 and my clients included tech companies. The more I learned about the sector, the more I learned its heart was in Silicon Valley. If I didn’t get here, I would never truly experience what it’s like to work in the tech industry,” he recalls.
October 13, 2021
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Cryptocurrency for accountants Part 3: Tax implications

CAW Network USA’s David Nickson shares the latest thinking on the tax implications of buying / selling cryptocurrency.
October 13, 2021
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Cryptocurrency for accountants Part 2: Buying storing and the future of currency

Yuri Cataldo continues on from Part 1 by focusing on how to buy and store cryptocurrency, as well as to speculate on its future.
August 6, 2021

CFO Data Analytics and Digitization Revolution Highlights

As digital technology quickly works to transform every industry, accounting experiences great changes. The sheer amount of data in today’s world can be a great blessing, but only when it is properly leveraged into knowledge and insights. Gary Cokins, founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, highlighted this in his presentation for CAW Network USA’s event on June 23rd, 2021.
April 9, 2021

Evolving Conversations

At the rate that technology is evolving and how we’re seemingly unfazed by almost every new product and feature that today’s tech giants roll out, one would be led to think that when thrust into a “Covid-19 world”, we’d be perfectly at home with it. Well, not quite.
February 4, 2021

The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation

“The internet of things and accounting both help us manage business from a distance", is the opening line from ICAEW's report, The internet of things and accounting: lessons from China. Little did we know at the time that managing at a distance would become so necessary. In this webinar we discuss the importance of IoT for businesses, accountants and digital transformation.
January 18, 2021

CPAs, find your own fit with coding, experts say

Expertise will depend on your role, level of seniority and career trajectory.
January 14, 2021

Think ‘client first’ when taking your accounting practice virtual

Adapting communication styles and embracing technology are a must, experts say.
January 11, 2021

How to develop a human-centred and responsible approach to AI

For all the enormous potential artificial intelligence offers, it also poses short- and long-term risks. But with the right approach and framework, it’s possible to mitigate them.