Future Ready: Accountancy Careers in the 2020s

While technology is a major force transforming the world of work, there are also a number of other forces at play too, including changing expectations of individuals in the workplace, shifting social norms and values, new types and levels of connectivity and demographics.

Our latest report, Future ready: accountancy careers in the 2020s, draws on ACCA’s collective research over the last three years, as well as new research. It examines what all of this tells us about the trends changing careers in accountancy. It’s a story of opportunity as the profession takes centre stage in building sustainable organisations for the future.

We see five exciting career zones emerging. These zones represent broad areas of opportunity which individuals may develop their careers in, or indeed navigate across. Career paths in the profession will become more diverse and working lives will evolve as technology blurs the work divide between humans and machines.

In January 2020, over 300 delegates attended our two-day conference in Singapore to explore a bold future for finance professionals enabled by the power of automation, data and technology. The ASEAN Conference 2020: Jobs growth in an era of automation was also a launch platform for our latest professional insights report, Future ready: accountancy careers in the 2020s, relive the opening of the conference here.

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