First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums
First Intuition’s Think Tank Forums started during the pandemic as a way to keep clients up to date with the ever-changing situation and how it was impacting the accountancy and finance industry. Two years on, though less pandemic focused, these forums are still informing employers on the latest and relevant accountancy and finance industry news. The sessions offer views, experiences, and advice/ tips from expert speakers on a range of topics that are currently affecting businesses.
Below you will find summaries and recordings for upcoming and previous FITT forums in 2022.
Previous 2022 FITT Forums
Do we ALL need data literacy skills?
As the use of digital technologies becomes more prominent in the accountancy space, we look at whether, going forward, all accountants are going to need some form of data literacy skills in order to stay competitive in the industry.
We heard from expert speakers as they discussed:
- What we mean by data literacy
- Whether we all need to improve our data literacy skills
- How we can improve our data literacy skills (technical and non-technical skills)
Keeping your People & Talent Strategy Relevant in a Dynamic Labour Market
Staff recruitment and retention remain key concerns for employers across all industries, particularly as external pressures such as rising costs take hold.
This session took a look at the wide ranging/ rapidly changing labour market and employment environment, as well as what employers can do to effectively adapt and continue to assist staff development.
The Growing Role of Digital Technologies and Data Analytics in Accountancy and Finance
Accountants and other finance professionals are increasingly exposed to a variety of digital technologies which are changing the nature of the activities they spend time on, and the skills they therefore need to develop.
In particular, the huge amounts of data that organisations create can be manipulated in increasingly sophisticated ways to generate commercial insight to support and improve decision-making.
This session took a closer look at these new digital technologies, how they are changing roles in accountancy and finance, why they are important for the growth of the industry, and what employers can do to keep up with these changing technologies.
Previous FITT Forum Archive
You can find a full archive of valuable insight from previous First Intuition Think Tank forums below. Many of the discussions are every bit as relevant now.