What does digital mean?

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

I can communicate all requirements necessary to support the development of the overall technology strategy to drive the accomplishment of organisational objectives.

I can analyse, interpret and evaluate a wide range of incumbent and emerging data and technologies at a strategic level, producing proof of concepts and business cases, and communicating the same to internal and external stakeholders.

I have the fluency to communicate effectively with data and technology professionals across the organisation.

I drive continuous improvements through appropriate use of incumbent and emerging data technologies.

I am responsible for data governance and data integrity in my area and I establish and enforce appropriate controls. I scrutinise data sources ensuring single source of truth.

I evaluate business cases and the benefits resulting from the use of data and technology.

I play a proactive role in monitoring and managing the legal and regulatory environment associated with data and technology.

I can create cultural and behavioural change through use of modern communication, social and community technologies which enable the organisation to meet its strategic goals.

I promote and ensure up to date and forward looking statistical approaches and best practice data analytics are used across the organisation.

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 21

Online course

Data, digital and technology pick 'n' mix bundle

Advances in technology are reshaping the world of accountants. We can now use technology and tools to support business objectives, innovate, and streamline functions. Learning about new technology and how to use it will help you to gain a competitive advantage in the profession.

Create your pick n mix bundle from a range of data, digital and technology courses including:

  • charts and visualisations in excel
  • creating dashboards in excel
  • cyber security risk management
  • data analysis for accountants: getting started
  • excel for accountants: getting started
  • excel skills booster for accountants
  • making tax digital (UK specific)
  • technology trends for accountants.
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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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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.