Had several examples lately which lead me towards the conclusion that for small business clients, once they are on cloud, there is no benefit in them having a separate bookeeper. Most small ltd co clients want payroll, VAT and compliance, few want management accounts. In the cases where there is a bookkeeper in the mix they tend to get in the way. Not wishing to provoke ire from the bookkeeping profession, but it must be a challenge for them too, and I'm sure many have lost clients to accountants who offer cloud platforms and automation. It is also likely that some of you work quite happily with bookkeepers, perhaps being content with the compliance work while it lasts, and any advisory work.
What works best for you?