Future of Finance: Digital Innovation - eLearning

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When looking towards the future of finance, it’s important to understand the role of emerging digital innovations. This course explores the changing technological landscape and the specific innovations that are transforming the role of the accountant and the processes you use.
It would be an understatement to say that digital innovation is important, and we are constantly having to adapt our processes and practices to keep up with every-changing technologies. Advances in technology that impact the accounting world are key to accountants not only staying relevant but continually improving. 

By breaking down innovation and change into component parts, this course explores the accounting-specific innovations that you need to know about and how you can use these to improve your practice. Explore how accountants can develop the right mindset for innovation and how it can challenge established norms; by identifying the importance of keeping up to date with new technologies. This course highlights how you can adapt your processes and habits in response to a rapidly changing digital world.

•    The innovation mindset
•    Current trends and the technology backdrop
•    Innovation in accounting
•    A practical guide to innovation

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity, you will be able to:
•    Explain the role of accountants in innovation and the importance of challenging existing processes.
•    Analyse the major changes and trends in technology infrastructure and software, and how these might affect your organisation.
•    Identify the common dogmas and pitfalls around implementing new technologies.
•    Explore accounting-specific technologies, processes, and coding terms that aid in effective innovation.
•    Recognise how to manage micro and macro changes and their role in the innovation process.

The accounting profession has moved far beyond mere bookkeeping and payroll, and like its partner procurement, it's taking an increasingly strategic role for innovative thinking. This course looks at digital innovation in the world of tomorrow and how accountants can further elevate their skills in new and empowering ways.
Self-spaced learning
Samuel Ellis is a chartered accountant with experience working in private accounting firms and a number of high growth businesses. He has spent the past six years working as Head of Finance for InterWorks, a global specialist data consulting practice.


Topic: Business Mindset

Sub-Topic: Information & Communication Technology

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 4 hours