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Real talk about artificial intelligence and blockchain

Artificial intelligence and blockchain are among the technologies being touted as potentially disruptive and transformational for the accounting profession. How and when will new technologies reshape the accounting profession?

The next frontier in data analytics

Technological advancements have made acquiring data analytics skills an imperative for CPAs as they strive to provide value to their organizations and firms.

IBM Big Data expert shares tips with CPAs

Using Big Data to inform business decisions can give organizations an edge over their competitors, IBM Vice President Paul Zikopoulos said at the AICPA spring Council meeting.

Why the power of data is in the analysis

Timely use of data can help organizations improve decision-making. But the human element remains an important part in harnessing the power of data analytics.

Data analytics helps auditors gain deep insight

Advances in data analytics allow financial statement auditors to get more in-depth information about their clients’ businesses. Technological advances have the potential to change the audit landscape considerably, but mechanization appears unlikely to reduce the need for skilled auditors.

Driving faster decisions

Continuous monitoring and continuous auditing through data analytics provide internal audit with significant opportunities to provide added value to organizations. As these data-driven techniques grow in popularity, find out how the Hewlett-Packard Co. has used them to drive improvement.

Bringing analytics to life

The use of analytics has been recognized as a crucial part of any decision-making process in businesses. The explosion in transactional and nontransactional data that organizations have access to has made the need for new tools and technologies vital for organizational success.

How to prepare for auditing in a digital world of Big Data

Rapid changes in technology are a reality of the current business environment. In addition to affecting how business is done, these changes present new challenges to auditors. The internet, cloud computing, and the pervasive use of mobile devices enable auditors to practice in a globally connected environment. Technology can be

Five key trends worth watching

Demand for the services of CPAs is likely to intensify in the coming years. But in attempting to meet that demand, CPAs and the businesses they serve appear destined to face challenges in recruiting and retaining talent. These were some of the developments in a forecast for the accounting profession

Excel: The power of mapping

CPAs often have to produce recurring reports, such as quarterly balance sheets, from datasets, such as trial balances. The process can be tedious and prone to error, but an Excel technique called mapping can show the way to better results. Learn more in this Technology Workshop.

Harnessing the power of the cloud

Cloud computing and increasingly powerful mobile devices are breaking down communication, data access, and market barriers for CPAs, but the breakthroughs also open the door to potential trouble. A panel of technology experts offers advice on how CPAs can make the most of technology while minimizing the risks.

Embracing the automated audit

Technology is changing the way audits are being performed, with greater access to data but also more data to sort through. Auditors can remain efficient and effective by employing applications designed to help automate some procedures.

10 tips for implementing shared services

Shared services are being applied to an increasing number of functions. Human resources, IT, and finance were some of the first areas where shared services commonly were implemented. Now sales operations, supply chain operations, and marketing are taking advantage of shared-services platforms.

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How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.