Accounting Influencers Roundtable


What 2022 Has In Store for the Accounting Profession

Episode 42. In today’s news episode, we discuss “What 2022 Has In Store for the Accounting Profession.” Martin Bissett cites Paul Aplin of Accounting Web talking about key drivers and challenges for accountants this year. Key takeaways from this episode include:

➯ reinforcing that accountancy is a profession, not an industry

➯ MTD or Making Tax Digital – what will happen for accounting professionals with tax reform this year, with international implications

➯ “I’ve Had Enough” – the great resignation and whether it’s time for some accountants to quit or stay in the game

➯ the number one thing that grates most on accounting people which turns them off the work they do

➯ the call for judgement skills in accountants and CPAs who are working remotely vz working alongside more experienced colleagues

➯ the ‘day of the bookkeeper’ and why bookkeeping will increase in importance and relevance

➯ the difference in role of UK vz US bookkeepers when serving business owners

➯ how governments are ‘cracking down’ on fraudulent claims in research and development or R&D

➯ what the number one focus should be for accountants and CPAs in the coming year and beyond

➯ what current and upcoming changes in regulation, digitalisation and globalisation means for accountancy professionals



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