Professional Accountants - The Future

This report from ACCA talks about the future of the accountancy profession, and identifies the main drivers for change over the next decade. The findings are based on expert insights and analysis. 

The accountancy profession has always helped shape and support businesses. The future of professional accountants must both maintain their technical excellence and supplement this with highly developed personal skills and professional qualities. 

Increasing use of technology to facilitate autonomous tasks will free up time for accountants to be a bigger support to their organization. Therefore accountants must work on their ethical and interpersonal skills. 


  • Executive summary
    • Drivers of change
    • Future skills: professional quotients for success
  • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Approach
    • Report structure
  • Section 1. Drivers of change
    • Reacting to regulation
    • Transformed by technology
    • Global villagers
    • Expanding expectations
  • Section 2. Future skills: professionals quotients for success
    • Professional quotients
  • Conclusion

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