Our industry has experienced an unexpected and rapid shift to providing online education to clients. There’s nothing like a crisis to force change and accelerate adoption. What was consigned to the too hard basket before lockdown, has become a necessity, as accounting firms scramble to support their clients.
Value add services - delivered on demand or...
An accounting firm relayed this scene to me this week. One of the firm’s partners, Dan, was at a rugby game with a few of his clients. They’d had a few beers and the banter was flowing.
Out of the blue one of Dan’s clients (his name is also Dan, which is confusing, but this is a true story, so I’m sticking to the facts. Let’s call the accountant Dan One and the client Dan Two) ...
Where have all the 'Young Guns' gone?
Recently I ran a ‘Succession Insights Poll’ in New Zealand, with 441 accounting firms participating.
The most thought provoking question raised during the post-poll webinar was ‘What happened to all the Young Guns coming through; where are they and why do they not want a career in this industry?’
Would the real modern firm please stand up
And that was possibly the most ridiculous blog title I’ve ever written.
There is no such thing as the modern accounting firm, any more than there is the modern store or the modern plumbing company.Real time reporting, less paper and no server are all outcomes of technology shift; they don't of themselves create the modern firm. They're now a given.What does create the true modern firm, is a...