The 21st Century Accountant: The Future of Your Profession

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
634 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

The 21st Century Accountant: The Future of Your Profession

The rate of business change is increasing exponentially. Developments in technology are driving new commercial models and ways of working which have the potential to make the role of the professional accountant redundant.

This course begins by considering the current skill-set of a professional accountant and how this has evolved over the past thirty years. It should not come as a surprise to discover that there is a gap between the accountant’s perceived skill-set and what business partners need from them. The course therefore considers how we, individually and as a profession, need to close this gap so that we retain our position as value-adding, strategic business leaders.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is vital for any accountants who plan to be working in the profession in the next decade or beyond. It draws on the latest research by ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and IFAC to demonstrate how we need to develop our skills and behaviours so that our profession retains its value in the modern business environment.

Training Course Content

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • The accountant as a business adviser (lean production, beyond budgeting)
  • The commercial demands of the modern business environment (integrated reporting, business partnering)
  • The impact of technology on the role of the accountant (the changing shape of the finance function, big data and Artificial Intelligence)
  • Business models of the future (including platform-based, mass-customisation and mega-hyperlocal)
  • Practical steps that accountants need to take to reposition themselves as strategic business leaders.

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BPP Professional Education

BPP Professional Education -  Accountancy, Tax, Financial Services, Law & Insolvency Courses

BPP Professional Education is one of the specialist examination-based and professional development training arm of the BPP Group, Europe's biggest professional education and publishing provider with 2,000 staff members across 40 countries and over 30,000 students per year. BPP Professional Education...

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