Bookkeepers and accountants who offer bookkeeping services will need to adapt to change in order for the role to survive, according to AccountingWEB members.
On a recent Any Answers thread, AccountingWEB member ccassociates sparked a debate when he queried the future of bookkeeping.
“One of the most startling developments I have seen over the last 20 years is how the role of bookkeeping has changed. Has anyone noticed this?” he asked.
Bookkeeping has moved from a key service offering from accountants to many more clients choosing to ‘do the books’ themselves, he surmised.
Due to technology and the increase in computer literacy among all generations, clients have become more confident about using accounting software packages themselves.
But is the ease of bookkeeping making the role redundant...
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