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Finance today is constantly evolving. Businesses grapple with geo-political and economic changes, as well as rapid digitisation — with finance professionals at the frontline.

Technology has hyper-optimised the finance function, automating many finance roles while scrutinising, realigning, merging and even dicing others.

In our Future of Finance survey, the immediate need to take on new competencies emerged as the main theme. Businesses are being redefined by the A-E of finance: automation, blockchain, cyber-security, data analytics, as well as everything else that surrounds them. To survive and succeed, finance professionals need to be digitally agile.

Take our A-E quiz and see how future-ready you are.

To keep you ahead of the digital curve, we’ve created the CGMA® Digital Mindset Pack. which will help you understand the A-E of finance and how it’s driving change. The pack focuses on crucial skillsets that helps you make informed business decisions, which in turn empowers your business (and you) to succeed.

If you are a CIMA member, you can get the CGMA Digital Mindset Pack for free as part of your annual membership.

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A is for Automation Understand human-device synergy
RPA in the finance function

Free thought Leadership: Learn how to free yourself from laborious tasks
and focus on adding value.

This Thought Leadership content takes you from a beginners introduction on what Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is, to a real world case study of finance professionals leveraging RPA to save time on menial tasks.

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Fundamentals Certificate

A 10 hour certificate program designed for Accounting & Finance professionals.

Developed by Edward Brooks, founder of the RPA Academy, this course focuses on robotic process automation benefits and how the use of software robots can enable your business or clients to become more competitive and agile.

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Strategy for Business

Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders

In this course, you will discover how RPA transforms businesses and provides a significant competitive advantage. You will learn key considerations and steps needed to begin building your RPA strategy. Also available in webcast format.

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Re-inventing finance for a digital world

Free Thought Leadership. How your role is changing.

Automation can process and collect data much more efficiently than humans. Our findings show that 63% of finance professionals indicated that their descriptive processes were either fully or somewhat automated. So how will this affect your role as a Management Accountant?

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Agile Finance Unleashed: The Key Traits of
Digital Finance Leaders

Free Thought Leadership: How RPA is changing finance.

The No.1 barrier to using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies is “concerns about data and information security”. Only 13% of Digital Finance Leaders have scaled RPA across the finance function. So what tasks is RPA focusing on in the finance function?

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B is for Blockchain Decrypt the science behind crypto-tech
The Blockchain Effect

Free Thought Leadership: what you need to know about blockchain.

"The Big Four are all excited by the potential in blockchain ... ". This Thought Leadership introduces management accountants to the vast potential and transformative impact of blockchain technology.

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Briefing paper

Changing technology and finance

Download this briefing paper to learn about the key technologies that are changing the skills required by finance professionals and where your organisation is in the journey towards adopting new technologies.

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Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting
and Finance Professionals Certificate

Assess the risks and benefits of blockchain and cryptoassets.

This course provides you with real-world literacy on blockchain and cryptoassets to anticipate potential benefits and risks of the technology, translating them into relevant business application and value.

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🎧 #03: Leveraging Blockchain Technology

Learn on the go with our free Podcast.

How does blockchain tech currently impact the accounting and finance industry, what will the landscape look like, and how can we prepare? Ron Quaranta of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance explains blockchain and shares observations and trends.

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Changing technology and finance

Free Thought Leadership: Defining the impact of blockchain in accounting.

In October 2017 the Association announced a new collaboration with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). Together, this partnership will explore and define the impact of blockchain technology for the accounting profession.

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Packed with content to get you future-ready, exclusively free to CIMA Members.

*Available to CIMA members free as part of their 2019 membership subscription.

To redeem:

1. Use code BENEFIT19 at CGMAstore basket. The code is case-sensitive.

2. Login to CGMA store and complete checkout. Your CGMA Store login is the same as your CIMA-ID you use to log-in to MyCIMA.

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C is for Cybersecurity Safeguard your business data
Cybercrime – The Greatest Threat.

Free Thought Leadership: what you need to know about the greatest threat

Should management accountants play an active role in cybersecurity? This Thought Leadership goes through the risks of cybercrime and why management accountants need to work with IT to ensure their business addresses cyber risks.

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance
and Accounting Professionals Certificate

You can lead the way.

This course gives accounting professionals like you the knowledge and authority to learn and report on cybersecurity, and lead the conversation about cyber risk management in your organisation. See more cybersecurity products on the CGMA Store.

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CGMA Cybersecurity tool

Free Thought Leadership: Your free tool to get started with Cyber security.

Use this CGMA tool to understand the approaches and responses to addressing cyber risks. Learn about the framework developed by AICPA and use it to develop an effective cybersecurity risk management programme.

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*Available to CIMA members free as part of their 2019 membership subscription.

To redeem:

1. Use code BENEFIT19 at CGMAstore basket. The code is case-sensitive.

2. Login to CGMA store and complete checkout. Your CGMA Store login is the same as your CIMA-ID you use to log-in to MyCIMA.

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🎧 #19: Cybersecurity and Promoting Risk Awareness

We're joined by leading cybersecurity consultant Tim O'Hara to discuss how organisations can tackle the latest cyber risks and threats.

Topics include:

  • How to understand the risks posed by cyber attacks.
  • How to build resilience, defences and awareness in response.
  • Effective, practical and achievable steps which any company can take.
Enjoyed this episode? Explore the full Go Beyond Disruption podcast playlist here.

 

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▶️: Understanding and Dealing with Personal Cybercrime

Top tips to prevent and deal with personal cybercrime.

Safeguard yourself and reduce the risk of falling victim to online fraud with top tips by John Webb, consumer expert at Experian.

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💬 Blog: Five Simple Cybersecurity Tips For Your Small Business

An essential guide to protecting your hard work.

47% of small businesses experienced an attack in the past 12 months. There’s no excuse to not make cybersecurity a business priority in 2019. To help your business stay safe, we have five tips for you.

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D is for Data Analytics Dive deep to deliver business insight
NEW Closing the Skills Gap in Data Analytics

Free Thought Leadership: what you need to know.

Do you need to be a specialist to work with data? In this free Thought Leadership, you will gain an understanding of how to use data in the interest of the business, its customers and its stakeholders.

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How management accountants can enable
better business decision making with big data

Free Thought Leadership: Leverage big data for better decisions.

Learn how big data creates opportunities for management accountants with better decision making across the business.

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🎧 #61: Readying business for the big data

Podcast: Free Thought Leadership and practical advice.

Russell Goldsmith is joined by the Association's, Peter Simons and Simon Jeffery at Siem Car Carriers, as they delve into practical advice on how management accountants can help businesses obtain insights from their data sets across the organisation.

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🎧 #07: Natural Language Generation: Turning
Data into Insights

Podcast: How natural language can automate data insights.

Marc Zionts, CEO of Automated Insights, explains how natural language generation can help various industries go beyond business intelligence dashboards and automate data insights.

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Data Analytics Certificates

A comprehensive 5-part certificate program that provides training and practical guidance on data analytics:

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▶️:Finance Transformation in London

Understanding Data Analytics and how it is important from a business perspective with
Christopher Argent, former BI and Analytics Programme Lead, Vodafone.

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E is for Everything else Complete the modern finance puzzle
Human Intelligence

Teaming with Robots means our human skills are more important than ever before.

To beat the bot you need to be more human. As the workplace changes, we’ll find ourselves partnering with robots and artificial intelligence which will make our human skills even more valuable.

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The CGMA mindset for a digital future

Your guide to a growth mindset

Learn what technologies are disrupting the finance function and why you should embrace them. Understanding how these disruptions link back to your business model. Find out if you have a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and what it means for your future.

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FREE* Get the Digital Mindset Pack

Packed with content to get you future-ready, exclusively free to CIMA Members.

*Available to CIMA members free as part of their 2019 membership subscription.

To redeem:

1. Use code BENEFIT19 at CGMAstore basket. The code is case-sensitive.

2. Login to CGMA store and complete checkout. Your CGMA Store login is the same as your CIMA-ID you use to log-in to MyCIMA.

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