In this article, we’ve teamed up with Method to share the how integrations are shaping the future of accounting.
The accounting industry is facing a number of challenges, but by staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies, firms can position themselves for success in the future. In this article, we’ve delved into the latest research, surveys and trends, as well as spoken to leaders in the space to give you a summary of what you need to know in 2023.
With more accounting technology that help to simplify specific processes than ever, you’ll find that your accounting/bookkeeping firm will need to shift internal processes in order to adapt. No app will be perfect for your existing processes and creating bespoke software is generally too expensive. Instead, you’ll benefit from specializing in key apps from each vertical.
There’s a growing expectation for accountants to have basic skills in data engineering and business intelligence (BI). Typically, this involves understanding how to pull multiple data points in A to B in real-time and then being able to explain this data to clients. In doing so, accountants help their clients make the most of data apps and integrations.
What’s the next big thing in accounting technology and how can we stay on top of it all? With tax law in the US being ever-changing and complex, there’s lots of room for disruption in tax prep and tax planning technology. The complexities have also led to a wave of new information and it’s important for accountants to help clients understand what’s reputable.
Being able to narrow down the types of clients your accounting firm services allows you to have more focus and control. It’s important to have a general understanding of the industries your team works the best with. From there, you can start drilling down on specific business sizes and business types that are most suitable for the level of service you want to provide.
Whether a client comes to you with existing solutions in place or not, it’s important as an accountant to recommend the right apps for their situation. Take the time to compare apps and trust your experience when suggesting an ideal solution. Most importantly, focus on deep integrations that can accurately automate the flow of data between apps.
Whether you’re building a tech stack internally for your accounting firm or externally for clients, there are a few key steps to take into consideration. As part of an interview series we’re running with a range of accounting technologists listed on the Amaka Advisor Directory, we spoke to Jamie Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Amplify Advisors.
When building a tech stack for your accounting firm, the first step is to start at the core with an accounting software and build out from there with add-ons. Add-ons in general are still underrated by the accounting industry. It’s useful to take a step back every quarter, see what administrative tasks are taking up time and do research to find out what apps can automate these processes.
Building a plan to transition your accounting firm, including your clients and entire team, to technology can be difficult. It’s important to take things step-by-step and be comfortable with some trial and error. To ensure that your accountants can implement any new software well, there needs to be a variety of training material available to them.
The earlier you invest in the right technology for your accounting firm, the less costs you’ll have to pay in the long run. As part of an interview series we’re running with a range of accounting technologists listed on the Amaka Advisor Directory, we spoke to Jamie Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Amplify Advisors. She had to learn this lesson the hard way.
The most underrated accounting apps available to SMBs and enterprise-level businesses include optical character recognition (OCR) and reporting tools. As part of an interview series we’re running with a range of accounting technologists listed on the Amaka Advisor Directory, we spoke to Jamie Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Amplify Advisors.
It's becoming more and more clear that technology underpins the majority of accounting firms who've experienced massive growth in recent years. We've dubbed the term Accounting Technologist to describe the people who are driving this change through their understanding of tech stacks, integrations, automation and other accounting technology.
Amaka recently teamed up with Practice Ignition, Karbon and POP Business to host a webinar on how to unlock better margins and work-life balance with accounting technology. In this article, we break down the key points shared by our incredible panelists, Rebecca Mihalic, Omer Khan and Sidney Cachuela, on how accountants can leverage technology to increase margins.
Digital transformation in the accounting industry is happening all across the globe. We're seeing a rise in a role we've called the Accounting Technologist, someone at the intersection of accounting and technology. These people can both do your books and advise you on how you should build your digital ecosystem.
In the past few months, we've interviewed a range of accounting firms (RSM, Illumin8, POP Business and Ecommerce Accountants) and even a coach for accounting firm owners (Future Firm), asking about the rise of the Accounting Technologist. The role defines a new wave of accountants that have a strong understanding of how accounting and technology intersect.
There's no doubt that all industries have been evolving in response to technology and accounting isn't an exception. In this article, we interview Sidney Cachuela, COO and co-founder of POP Business. The accounting firm has won the Accountants Daily "30 Under 30" Award and has gone from 100 to 800 clients in the past year.
Recently, we've interviewed a range of firms including RSM, Illumin8 and Ecommerce Accountants, asking them about the rise of the Accounting Technologist role. The role encompasses those at the intersection of accounting and technology, driving innovation in the accounting industry.
One of the biggest feats a multinational company can overcome is staying on top of industry change. RSM is the world's sixth largest professional services network, with over 30 offices, just in Australia. Despite their size, they've been able to keep up with the latest innovations in accounting technology and digital ecosystems.
Whether you're a junior accounting looking to land one of your first roles or an experienced accountant looking to get ahead in your career, staying on top of high-demand accounting skills will make you significantly more competitive. Today, the modern accountant is expected to to demonstrate a wide variety of skills beyond that of a traditional accountant.
In the past decade, the accounting profession has undergone a major transformation. Accountants have always been the backbone of businesses, however, the way they're fulfilling that role has changed. From stacks of papers to spreadsheets, and now, cloud-based accounting, technology has become a must in the industry
In today’s fast-developing automation environment, every profession is changing - including accounting and bookkeeping. In fact, the finance industry has always been one of the most dynamic.
It’s no secret that operational efficiency and customer satisfaction are top priorities for any retail or hospitality business. In order to achieve them, business owners have to put in a lot of effort for things to run smoothly, especially when it comes to sales and accounting functions.
There’s no doubt that technology has been shaping a lot of industries nowadays - and accounting is no different. In fact, due to its complex and ever-changing nature, accountants and bookkeepers have to learn and adapt constantly. We’re fully aware of that, which is why we created our own hub for all accounting and bookkeeping specialists to make keeping up with the industry much easier for everyone involved.
No matter how productive your team is, every accounting firm can only have a certain number of customers. It takes a lot of time and effort to service clients properly, and there are only 24 hours in a day. Additionally, it is often the case that a large portion of work is time-critical due to tax authority deadlines. Sure, you could hire more staff, but wouldn’t it be better to increase productivity and profitability in your accounting firm with the team and resources you already have in place? Here’s how you can achieve that with a few productivity tips.