One of the most traditional, conservative and cautious business sectors, the world of finance has also been swept up in the tsunami of the digital revolution. From emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the more practical application of digital finance, the financial sector is embracing the vast opportunities offered by technology and navigating the risks and challenges that they can present. Here we an offer an introduction to some of these technologies that are accelerating change in the financial sector, with an emphasis on cloud accounting which is transforming the way SMEs manage their finance functions.