About Smart Finance

ACCA initiated a global programme of research and insight activities to understand the leading practices finance functions are adopting in our goal to becoming smarter as we look into the future.

Championing the cause for change, the Smart Finance programme sought to understand and showcase good practices, challenges, issues and opportunities corporate finance functions face in working smarter in four key areas:

• effective finance leadership
• leveraging technology
• better human capital practices
• effective transformation of the finance organisation.

These areas are relevant in today’s global business environment which remains disruptive and volatile requiring finance professionals to be innovative in reinventing themselves and contributing to organisational strategy.


Our Themes

Over the next 18 months , we will identify key issues, showcase best practices, discuss challenges and seize opportunities, sharing innovative solutions to address the impact of technology on the finance profession:

Digital Trust and Cybersecurity


Issues of trust and security become increasingly important as digital technologies play a growing role in our workplace.


Robotics and Automation


Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is dominating our workplace discussions.


TheDigital CFO


Look ahead! With digital defining our era, CFOs have the opportunity to lead their organisation on a digital journey, from digital disruption to digital transformation.


Big Data and Analytics


The use of advanced analytics in business has become a strategic asset.