Electronic circuit in shape of pound symbol

17 May, 2021

Fraud vigilance should be bolstered with the aid of technology

Traditionally, accountants have prided themselves on building client relationships based on mutual trust and an informal assessment of character. They have often satisfied themselves that a new client...
Brain showing AI in processes

15 January, 2021

Firms forge ahead with AI adoption despite a lack of skills on boards

More than two-thirds of boards intend to approve the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the next year, although there appear to be significant hurdles to successful integration. The ...
CFO of the future looking out over the city

6 October, 2020

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The global pandemic is changing the role of the CFO, broadening its scope and influence in areas such as strategy execution and performance insight. While much of this evolution was already under w...
auditor

22 April, 2020

‘Going concern’ regulation puts firms and auditors under the microscope

"A clean bill of health"—the much sought-after words for billions of people around the world during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout these unprecedented times, there has been and will continu...
world and magnifying glass, Supreme Audit Institutions

14 April, 2020

Auditing global progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As the Covid-19 pandemic has tragically brought to the fore, most countries face interlinked challenges of entrenched inequalities, uneven access to public goods and insufficient support for those mos...
Audit stamp, audit quality, auditor, Brydon review

19 December, 2019

Brydon review: ‘true and fair’ must go while fraud becomes auditor responsibility

The long-standing “true and fair view" principle at the heart of accounting and auditing in the UK and many other jurisdictions could be changed following the government-commissioned Brydon review o...
AI, technology, data

12 August, 2019

Audit and technology: not a panacea, but a catalyst for improvement

There is a lot of hype about technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)—and the audit and accountancy professions are not immune from this. So it’s important for auditors t...
Businessman looking over the city

14 May, 2019

Risk management ‘is about opportunities, not just threats’

Risk management is not just about “threat reduction” but can play an important role in exploiting new opportunities, according to new research, which also highlights the need for companies to see ...
technology, data

8 May, 2018

How boards can use technology to retain a competitive edge

For many organisations, embracing technology can be the difference between remaining relevant in their market, and being disrupted by new entrants. It represents ...
Microchips, IT, technology, data

11 December, 2017

Boards must improve tech knowledge as “adaptation is critical” for future

Boards must consider oversight—and their skill levels—when it comes to managing new technology and innovation in their business, according to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Acc...