In today’s bonus episode, Rob Brown reveals findings from searching the term “challenges accounting firms face” and reveals the key issues according to the journalists, vendors and experts in the accounting and fintech space.
Sources are below and include Wolters Kluwer, Accountex, AccountingWeb, accountingTODAY, Hinge Marketing, PracticeWeb, Oracle and others.
Key takeaways from this episode include:
✓ the recurring themes and challenges for accounting firms and practitioners over the years
✓ the challenge for accountants of meeting increasing client expectations as the bar gets higher
✓ different ways of phrasing the downward price pressure on and commoditisation of compliance fees for accountants
✓ the need for accounting professionals to upskill in soft skills and technological capability
✓ how there’s no escaping the talent crisis in accounting and why it’s an increasing problem
✓ why best practice last year is not always relevant or the same this year
✓ comments on the way buyers buy professional services in a virtual world
✓ the impact for accountancy firms of managing a workforce remotely and retaining talent
✓ notable mentions for key challenges include globalisation, cybersecurity, advisory work, leveraging technology, automation and mental health
Anything you would add to this list? Let us know!
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