THE BOTTOM LINE

ACCOUNTANTS spend days, weeks even, wrangling thousands of spreadsheets and manually reconciling data - even though new technology now enables the close to be completed more accurately, with less...

ACCOUNTING is experiencing more disruption than ever before. Manual or repetitive tasks will be replaced by automation, robotics and machine learning in the near future. However, this does not...

COMMENTARY

SURROUNDED by Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam, the landlocked nation of Laos has often struggled to escape from the shadows of its larger neighbours. However, Laos has steadily...

IN recent years, the rise of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation has been one of the biggest disruptors across multiple industries, changing...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

BRITAIN'S parliament will launch an inquiry into the nation's scandal-hit auditing industry in the new year - a move that could result in sweeping changes to the way audits are carried...

PROFESSIONAL accounting body CPA Australia has launched two new technology-focused training programmes in Singapore for accounting and finance professionals to stay competitive, as more businesses...

A REGULAR day is hectic enough, but add juggling several businesses to the list. Sounds impossible? Not for Jace Koh, founder of UVentures.

JOB functions that are labour intensive and require little human judgment are at "immediate risk" of displacement due to technological advances and global competition, says National...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

THIS week, we reported that the Big Four accounting firms in Singapore are beefing up their legal services through partnerships with boutique law firms (BT, July 24). While not a wholly new...