Why are accountants and auditors so hesitant to embrace new technologies?

We explore some of the reasons for the lack of adoption of emerging technologies in the assurance space. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its associated technologies are creating a vast number of opportunities and millions of new jobs. Yet, accountants and auditors (collectively, assurance professionals) are not embracing these technologies at the same pace…

The future is positive

Ian Mann, one of South Africa’s most respected strategy and leadership consultants, shares his fact-based views on why the world is getting better. In a time where we could all do with a little positivity, Ian Mann, CEO of Gateways and international strategy and implementation consultant, feels it’s time to give SAICA and its members…

The top three skills finance professionals cannot go without in 2021 and beyond

The accountancy and audit industries are on the cusp of an automation transformation guided by the incredible growth of emerging technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI). What’s more, the world is experiencing the most significant global recession since the 1930s Great Depression. The evolution of the finance function is perfectly timed…

4 predictions for digital finance in 2025

The digital transformation of the finance function has continued relentlessly throughout 2020. We’re already starting to see the paybacks from making small, incremental changes to financial workflows by adopting emerging technologies. The pandemic is accelerating the speed of change and catalysing more investment in end-to-end automation and remote working. Where will the digital transformation of…