5 ways technology is changing accounting skills

As accounting firms embrace digital transformation, new technologies are changing the skills early-career accountants need to succeed.

This finding came through strongly in the research report The Impact of Technology on Desired Skills of Early-career Accountants. In a re-release of this popular podcast episode, our expert guests share with you the five main ways technology is changing the requirements of accounting skills. The skills discussed include understanding technology, how to embed technologies into workflows, how to analyse and interpret data for clients to add value, and more. Listen now.

Looking for more on this topic? The emerging faces of accounting is one of the themes at this year’s Virtual Congress 2021. It’s happening soon on 20-22 October - find out more here.

Guests: Associate Professor Denise Jackson, Director Work-Integrated Learning, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University; and Professor Rahat Munir CPA, Head of Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University.
Host: Dr Jana Schmitz, Technical Advisor Assurance and Emerging Technologies, CPA Australia.

Further Resources:
Research report: The impact of technology on the desired skills of early-career accountants
Article: Skilling up with micro-credentials
CPA Australia’s Digital Finance Micro-Credentials 
Transcript (PDF)
CPA Australia Virtual Congress 2021

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