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CPA Canada Foresight: Reimagining the Profession launched its series of in-person round tables in September following weeks of debate on its open digital forum. Now, three new future-oriented questions have been posted for discussion. (Photo by CPA Canada)

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Join the debate on recognizing and handling change with three new questions for CPA Canada Foresight: Reimagining the Profession

These questions—and many of the ideas they generate—will serve as talking points at the next round tables to take place from Oct. 15 to 17 in Toronto

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CPA Canada Foresight: Reimagining the Profession—an innovative project to help shape the future of accounting—launched its series of in- person round tables in September following weeks of debate on its open digital forum

The two days of in-person conversations covered a series of issues the accounting profession is facing, from the impact of technology to how the role of the CPAs will change. (See, What we learned from the September Foresight: Reimaging the Profession round tables, for more.)

Now, three new future-oriented questions have been posted for discussion. These queries are a natural follow-up to the first, and also serve as a lead-up to the second round-table discussions, scheduled for October 15 to 17 in Toronto, Ont. Members and other stakeholders are encouraged to join the conversation and share their thoughts on these questions, which help identify future directions for the profession in various areas, from external reporting and tax to financial management, and more.

The three questions posed are:

  1. If there was an oracle who could see the world in 2030, what is the question that you would ask them about the information age that would help you to understand how the work we do might change?
  2. Our economy is changing, but we are not capturing and/or measuring all of the activity in the system (for example human capital, natural capital, sharing economy, data). What implications might this have?
  3. Recognizing the changes in our communities, our economies and our world, in 2030, what could it look like to be a trusted and ethical professional?

These questions, as well as many of the ideas they generate, will serve as inspiration for discussion at the October round tables, where more than 40 participants—CEOs, CFOs and senior representatives from the regulatory and investment communities, as well as standard-setters and representatives from CPA firms, academia and the public sector—will gather to share their ideas and experiences. The event will also feature guest speakers on topics related to the future of the profession.

Have your say

Help shape the future of the accounting profession by joining the discussion on the latest questions in the Foresight forum. Also make sure to check out our website for more details on the project, including videos of our the speakers from round one, digital discussion insights and other news.