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CIMA launches resource learning centre for emerging technologies

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has launched a learning resource centre to help finance professionals take advantage of opportunities which come from emerging technologies.

The resource centre covers topics on digital disruption such as automation, blockchain, cyber-security, data analytics and ethics.

The resource centre was launched in response to findings from the Chartered Global Management Accountant’s (CGMA) Future of Finance research programme into the impact of digitalisation and results from the Agile Finance Unleashed report with Oracle, which found only 10% of finance teams have the skills they need to support their organisations digital ambitions.

The learning material will be released by topic from April until October 2019. A quiz has already been released so finance professionals can test their current knowledge level.

The first set of resources covers automation, with the aim of providing better understanding of robotic process automation. This will be followed by blockchain in May, cyber security in June, data analytics in July, and ethics in October.

The research centre was developed through the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (the Association), the global member organisation formed by members of CIMA and the American Institute of CPA’s in 2017.

The Association’s chief executive of management accounting Andrew Harding said: “We live in a rapidly changing business and technological environment and we all need to keep up. The new centre provides free resources and a core understanding of the digital fundamentals finance professionals need to grasp.

“It will help them develop the digital mindset and skills they need to capitalise on the opportunities emerging technologies present to the finance function, their own roles and their employers.”

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