ACCA Certificate in Digital Innovation for Finance (CertDIF)

An opportunity for professionals working in your organisation to increase their knowledge, develop broader technology skills, and understand how technology can create value for your organisation.

Introducting the ACCA Certificate in Digital Innovation for Finance (CertDIF). This certificate is aimed at accountancy, finance, business and advisory professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and awareness of innovations in digital technology and its impact on the finance profession.

There are no formal educational requirements to begin the certificate.

If your team already have professional accountancy qualifications, this certificate can be a valuable source of CPD. It also provides an opportunity to top up existing competencies with specific knowledge and skills around digital technology, future disruptors and digital transformation.

Team members who don’t currently hold any professional accountancy qualifications can benefit from the opportunity to gain formal recognition of their capabilities.

Learning outcomes

The CertDIF will help your team: 

  • understand how digital technology is disrupting the finance profession
  • increase their awareness of emerging technologies
  • understand what digitalisation can mean for their roles and how to make informed decisions about adopting and using new technologies
  • develop a digital mindset to take a considered view of the emerging technologies
  • stay up to date in this ever-changing and fast-moving area.

The certificate is divided into 20 units, each lasting around one hour.

Topics covered by the certificate

Section A: Here and NowSection B: Emerging Technologies            Section C: Future DisruptorsSection D: Digital Transformation
1. Introduction6. Machine learning11. Blockchain technology15. Digital transformation: the role of finance
2. Big data 7. Robotic process automation12. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency16. Developing a DX strategy
3. Data analytics8. Artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation13. Deep learning17. Managing digital change
4. Data science

9. Data preparation, transformation and infrastructure14. Embedded and self-serve analytics18. Digitising internal processes
5. Analytic tools10. Data visualisation 19. Digitising products and services
   20. Digital finance: where do you fit in?

Developed in partnership with accountingcpd

Accountingcpd helps accountants grow by providing high quality CPD and qualifications, that genuinely make a difference to their careers.

Accountingcpd offers over 1,000 ACCA approved hours of learning, designed to keep accountants up to date and help them develop skills for the future. With over 20 years’ experience, accountants can rely on accountingcpd’s award-winning approach to CPD.




"The CertDIF provided comprehensive knowledge about digital technologies such as blockchain, AI, RPA and data analytics, preparing teams for our digital transformation and empowering them with the concepts for adoption in their daily work."

Fanny Lung, FCCA - Finance Director, Swire Properties, Hong Kong SAR of China