Accounting Influencers Roundtable


How Advisory Is Changing Accounting with Jim Bourke

Jim Bourke discusses growing accounting firms through advisory services, emphasizing technology, specialized teams, and evolving partnership models.

Jim Bourke shares insights on growing accounting firms through advisory services. He emphasizes the ever-changing nature of the profession and the importance of embracing technology as the driving force behind advisory practices. Jim discusses the need to align technology infrastructure with advisory goals, highlighting the selection of best-of-breed technologies and the impact of legacy systems on transformation. He emphasizes the role of accountants as trusted advisors and explores various advisory verticals such as outsourced accounting, transaction advisory, and cybersecurity. Jim encourages firms to hire experts in specialized fields and create dedicated teams to drive growth in advisory services. He also challenges traditional partnership models, suggesting that non-accounting professionals should have pathways to partnership to support the evolving nature of the profession.

Jim joined DGA Group in April 2008, bringing with him extensive experience in the construction industry. With over 30 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor and Operations Director, he has worked on a variety of projects in sectors such as industrial, retail, residential, hospitality, healthcare, and civil engineering. Jim has expertise in dispute resolution and interim commercial management, representing both clients and contractors. As the Group Managing Director, he oversees the coordination of the company’s activities and explores new business ventures.


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