You might be surprised to hear that accountancy and bookkeeping are well ahead of many other industries in terms of technology adoption. So, as a pioneer of the digital age (yes, you), you’re among the first to experience the benefits - and the barriers - of things like automation. One of the biggest concerns, of course, is technology replacing the personal touch.
James Byrne, AccountancyManager’s CEO, is a big fan of both tech and humans. He is a former accountant and now heads up a software company, so has insight from both worlds.
Once upon a time, a young accountant wanted more billable hours...
In his late teens, James joined his father’s accounting firm. Once he’d taken on a number of his own clients, James became increasingly frustrated with inefficiencies across the business.
Being accountants, we’re always thinking about increasing billable time and reducing non billable time. That's why I built AccountancyManager.”
“I didn’t have time to do much beyond onboarding, invoicing or dealing with admin. I wanted to expand the firm, have more billable hours and actually talk to clients. And, if at all possible, see my young children too!”