Our ambition is to create a positive, creative and forward-looking vision for the accountancy & finance professions within society, and to inspire and empower the next generation of professionals. We hope to disrupt current thinking and practices in order to foster wisdom and catalyse innovation within institutions. By creating space for dialogue and collaboration, we invite a wider range of participants who share our passion and aspirations.
The key topics that define the interests of the initiative range from the impact and disruption of technology, to the changing nature of work and the future firm, to the evolving role and purpose of accounting & finance in modern society, and the importance of broader education in fostering future competencies.
Through our programmes we aim to create a platform that mobilises and engage a wider network of stakeholders, leaders and scholars, and to ultimately generate practical ideas that rethink regulation, education and institutions. We currently work with big accounting firms, professional and regulatory bodies, and education institutions at both at individual and organisational level. In addition, we are currently developing interventions within business schools and academic networks to influence education through curriculum design, pedagogical approaches, and CPD workshops for academics and trainees.
AuditFutures sprouted as innovation and foresight programme within ICAEW, seeking to reimagine the purpose of the accounting profession within 21st century society by responding to key concerns about the changing nature of work and the impact of technology.