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FinTech reports

The role of FinTech in modernising businesses - Survey 2021PDF · 12.8 MB

This white paper from CPA Australia and AirWallex will help accountants address the barriers to adopting FinTech and realise the benefits of these solutions for their clients.

A comparative analysis of policy approaches to encourage FinTech – 2020PDF · 770.4 KB

This University of New South Wales report identifies the FinTech development strategies implemented in three leading financial centres – Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland – and compares them with the corresponding initiatives in Australia.

Business FinTech Usage Survey 2020PDF · 1.2 MB

A report on the uptake of FinTech in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore businesses, and the key drivers and challenges to business FinTech adoption.

Technology and accounting

Business technology investment survey 2020PDF · 1.1 MB

A report on business investment in technology in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, the types of technology invested in, the reasons for investing in technology, and the desired technology skills.

Technology and the future of the profession report 2019PDF · 342 KB

A literature review on robotic process automation, blockchain, artificial intelligence and data analytics, and how accounting professionals can continue to thrive in the face of these developments.

The impact of technology on the desired skills of early career accountants – 2020PDF · 1.2 MB

This report provides insights into how trends in technology can impact the required skill sets and training that organisations look for in early career accountants.

Business sentiment insights

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2021 – China (Chinese)PDF · 1.3 MB

A survey of CPA Australia members in Mainland China on their forecasts for Mainland China’s economy and business conditions.

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2021 – China (English)PDF · 1.1 MB

A survey of CPA Australia members in Mainland China on their forecasts for Mainland China’s economy and business conditions.

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2021 – Hong KongPDF · 852.6 KB

A survey of CPA Australia members in Hong Kong on their forecasts for the Hong Kong economy and business conditions

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2021 – MalaysiaPDF · 3.6 MB

The Malaysian Business Sentiment Survey highlights the views of senior Malaysian business leaders on their business, including how they are responding to the environment they face. The report is by Monash University Malaysia and was undertaken with the support of CPA Australia.

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2020 – China (Chinese)PDF · 4 MB

A survey of CPA Australia members in Mainland China on their forecasts for Mainland China’s economy and business conditions.

Business and Economic Sentiment Survey 2020 – China (English)PDF · 4 MB

A survey of CPA Australia members in Mainland China on their forecasts for Mainland China’s economy and business conditions.

Greater Bay Area Wealth management connect – 2020PDF · 1.7 MB

This joint report from Deloitte and CPA Australia explores the Greater Bay Area wealth management market and arrangements for the Wealth Management Connect based on the policies announced in October 2020, potential challenges and opportunities.

Greater Bay Area initiative: Factors important to its success – 2018PDF · 2 MB

CPA Australia’s 2018 report on the factors members identify as important to the success of the Greater Bay Area initiative. These were identified through a member survey and in consultation with member experts.


Asia Pacific Small Business Survey

CPA Australia’s annual survey of small business sentiment, technology use and access to finance from across the Asia-Pacific.

Workplace trends and issues

Gender equality in the Malaysian Workplace report 2020PDF · 425.7 KB

In this 2020 report on Gender Equality in the Malaysian Workplace, CPA Australia reflects on the views of members and non-members on the underrepresentation of women in senior roles, the gender pay gap and the impact of having a family on women’s careers.

Technology trends for accounting and finance professionals in China – Member case studies (Chinese)PDF · 353.1 KB

These case studies in Chinese highlight the technologies that had the most impact on the accounting and finance profession in China in 2020 and the key technology trends that are predicted to influence them in the coming years.

Workplace flexibility survey report 2016PDF · 504.2 KB

A CPA Australia survey of the likelihood of requesting workplace flexibility, the reasons for seeking to work flexibly, the perceived impacts of flexible work on career and confidence in becoming a senior business leader.

Work environment survey report 2016PDF · 591.6 KB

A CPA Australia survey on what factors are most likely to influence job seekers, and attitudes towards open plan offices and flexible working arrangements.