What does digital mean?


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

I know how my organisation utilises and adopts technology and data for the benefit of its stakeholders.

I understand and can apply the concepts of user experience, user interface and design.

I relate the business model to the data model and understand the data flows within an organisation and apply them to my work.

I use appropriate tools, methods, models and technologies to analyse, interpret, evaluate and communicate data.

I provide insights and support sound decision-making by effectively using and optimising processes and technology.

I understand the controls and related monitoring technologies related to cyber security, data privacy, data bias and ethics and how to work within and in line with these.

I keep up to date with the technology used in my organisation and can use all the necessary applications, tools and devices required to do my job.

I am aware of the risks and pitfalls of using emerging technologies and work with others to highlight concerns to decision makers.

I use a wide range of modern communication technologies and platforms to interact and collaborate with others.

I use appropriate technologies to construct and interpret straightforward financial models, both historical and forward looking.

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 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.

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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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.