What does digital mean?

Proficiently and ethically utilises existing and emerging data technologies, capabilities, practices and strategies.

I support the identification, assessment and sourcing of relevant and viable technology solutions for the business and key stakeholders.

I test and integrate appropriate technology products and platforms.

I monitor technology adoption and develop key performance indicators to assess effectiveness in my area of responsibility.

I am aware of how new and emerging data technologies are improving processes and practices in my area of specialism and I apply this knowledge to seek opportunities for innovation.

I implement processes and controls to validate the quality, accuracy and consistency of data and manage compliance with organisational data security polices and processes.

I extract insights from data analytics and use these for data backed decision making using modern platforms to present and share these insights to stakeholders.

I understand the relationship between the different data sources, data types, processes and technologies in my area of responsibility and how they combine to produce solutions.

I can assess and apply the appropriate statistical models to datasets and construct, interpret and investigate complex financial models using the appropriate applications.

I deploy models to create predicative analytics, forecasting and scenario planning.

Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to help you develop this capability.

units 50

Online course

Certificate in fintech for finance and business leaders (CertFinTech)

A practical insight into the range of fintech technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process and intelligent automation, that integrate to transform finance operations and business models in successful organisations. 

CertFinTech consists of three courses, which ensure finance professionals have the practical skills needed to develop an effective and productive understanding of key technologies. Unlike similar courses, this professional certificate also contains practical labs to deliver hands-on training.

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units 4

Online course

Certificate in data analytics (CertDA)

It’s essential for today’s businesses to use data to make informed decisions, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and lower risk. Data analytics create great value and assist in solving complex business issues, playing a vital role in business success.

ACCA’s certificate in data analytics demystifies analytics and empowers you with the knowledge to make data-driven decisions.

The certificate is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance their careers by developing an understanding of data capabilities and the techniques available for data analytics.

This cost-effective online certificate aims to improve commercial decisions and uses real business examples to allow practical application of the content. Learners will also understand the need to be both sceptical and ethical, while working on data analysis, encouraging them to be critical thinkers.

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units 10

Online course

Learnsignal's digital management track

Digital technology is an integral part of all businesses and this will only grow in the future. Accountants with digital skills are key to deliver in the digital. The evolution of your career as an accountant is interwoven with the evolution of technology. To excel you need to understand the processes and capabilities to meet changing business and market requirements.

This course is made up of videos, questions and additional reading materials and accounts for 10 units of CPD which is equivalent to 10 hours of learning.

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How does the ACCA Qualification support the development of this capability?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you develop this capability.