The perennial discussion over the role of non-qualified accountants has exposed a clear division in the profession not only between qualified and non-qualified, but also between those accountants who look forward to the future as business consultants and those who see their traditional ground of compliance work being pulled from underneath them and see no future other than out of the profession. In the US, the debate does not exist. CPAs have positioned themselves as key business advisors and forged a host of partnerships with related disciplines such as lawyers and real estate professionals. So why not here? Have accountants become ring-fenced by their own reliance on compliance. Do UK accountants need to be more innovative?
Question of the Week: Accountancy - Shape up or ship out?
28th Feb 2007