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A Major Fintech Acquisition Implications for Accountants

Episode 72. In today’s news episode, we discuss “A Major Fintech Acquisition Implications for Accountants.”

Key takeaways from this episode include:

➜ zooming in on Bright Group’s recent acquisition of AccountancyManager in the UK and Ireland

➜ why accountants and fintech people should care about this, both in the UK and internationally

➜ observing the trend for fintech houses, software companies and accounting firms to join forces

➜ asking who owns the client relationship – the accountants or (increasingly) the software vendors

➜ shout out to the interview with Kevin McCallum of Accountancy Manager on the evolution of accounting software (link below)

➜ asking who accountants and CPAs listen to and take notice of and who influences them

➜ what mergers and acquisitions accelerate in the accounting and fintech world

➜ why accountants need to observe what is happening in software and fintech to best advise their business clients

➜ why fintech companies are done with waiting for accountants to properly handle and advise their clients, and so are going to them directly

➜ why an advisor and consultant is paid to spot trends and identify repeat behaviors to serve their clients

Sources

Bright Software Group Acquires AccountancyManager

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/practice-software/bright-software-group-acquires-accountancymanager

The Evolution of Accounting Software with Kevin McCallum

https://accountinginfluencers.captivate.fm/episode/the-evolution-of-accounting-software-with-kevin-mccallum

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NOTE TO LISTENERS:

The Accounting Influencers Podcast is a CPE-accredited daily radio-style show with four segments coming out every Monday which are repeated on the other 4 weekdays as standalone episodes, plus a bonus ‘from the client’s perspective’ episode on Saturdays. On Sundays, listeners get a short min trailer for the coming week’s episodes.

Every Tuesday the show gives you a relevant news topic from the accounting and fintech world with a direct application to accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay informed and build your commercial acumen.

Every Wednesday and Friday, we feature an uncut interview with top authors, leaders, thinkers and performers in the accounting and fintech world.

Every Thursday the show gives you a practical ‘here’s what works’ tips concerning a key challenge, need or strategy for accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay current and keep your skills topped up.

Finally, every Saturday gives listeners a bonus episode which focuses on the buyers of accounting services – the clients themselves. In particular how they feel, react to and experience their interactions with accountants. That includes why they buy or don’t buy, why they move or stay and why they think how they think about you, your firm, your prices and your offerings.

Martin and Rob love to hear from the show’s 22,000 unique listeners in 150 countries around the world. If you like the show and listen to multiple episodes, we’d really appreciate your appreciation with a review or rating. As most of our listeners tune in via Apple podcasts…

How to leave a review on Apple Podcasts

① Open the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

② Navigate to the page of the Accounting Influencers Podcast.

③ Scroll down to find the subhead titled “Ratings & Reviews.”

④ Under one of the highlighted reviews, select “Write a Review.”

Anything about the style of the show, the frequency, the content, the CPE/CPD, the hosts Martin and Rob, the guests, the different segments or something in particular that’s made a difference. Listeners can rate the show on a scale of one to five stars and can also add a written review. 

Please also recommend the show to people in your network because we’d love to reach a wider audience. Thank you from Rob, Martin and the whole Accounting Influencers Podcast team.