Share of accounting tasks done by machines to surge by 80%: study

MORE than half of the 11 finance roles picked for a study will be moderately to highly changed by technology in the next three to five years. Those in the two most junior roles will likely be...

Scrutiny of audit work on Hyflux important to credibility of disclosure-based regime

EVER since Hyflux filed for bankruptcy in May 2018, questions have been raised about how the water treatment firm passed the smell tests to secure a clean bill of health from independent auditor...

Crowe Singapore sees opportunities in uncertainty

ECONOMIC uncertainty is probably the bane of most companies. But for accounting and advisory services firm Crowe Singapore, it offers a silver lining.

Professional-services firms finding new business among startups

MORE professional-services firms in Singapore have set up specialised departments to capture business opportunities from among startups.

Singapore unveils plan to help accountancy sector speed up technology adoption

SINGAPORE'S accountancy sector will push ahead with digitalisation through a new accountancy industry digital plan (IDP) developed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), the Institute of...

The accounting profession: on the cusp of a technological revolution

ACCOUNTING is experiencing more disruption than ever before. Manual or repetitive tasks will be replaced by automation, robotics and machine learning in the near future. However, this does not...

Are new technologies replacing routine jobs?

IN recent years, the rise of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation has been one of the biggest disruptors across multiple industries, changing...

CPA Australia has new tech-focused courses for Singapore professionals

PROFESSIONAL accounting body CPA Australia has launched two new technology-focused training programmes in Singapore for accounting and finance professionals to stay competitive, as more businesses...

An ace at crunching numbers

A REGULAR day is hectic enough, but add juggling several businesses to the list. Sounds impossible? Not for Jace Koh, founder of UVentures.

Professional services sector roadmap aims to create 5,500 new jobs annually till 2020

A NEW roadmap to help boost the professional services sector is aiming to generate 5,500 new jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) every year until 2020.