While they may not be widely known for their tech-savvy, accountants are way ahead of other professions in using new technologies to grow their business according to research by software provider CCH.
In a poll conducted in October 2009, 39% of accountants agreed that technology was the biggest factor driving change in the profession, placing it second only to increased regulator complexity (57%) and equal to the impact of the global recession. This figure is even higher among accountants in practice, with almost half (43%) saying technology is the biggest factor driving change.
The majority (95%) of accountants are now comfortable reading and searching for accountancy information online, and with processing information and data online, which 84% say isn’t a problem. In this r...
About Gina Dyer
I've been a journalist for four years, writing on a wide variety of topics from business and finance to travel, culture and celebrities. I began my career as an editorial assistant for Palladian Publications, a B2B publisher specialising in technical magazines for professionals in primary industries. I later moved into consumer magazines as a staff writer for French Magazine, a monthly travel publication aimed at Francophiles, and was part of the launch team for The Traveller in France, a quarterly magazine produced for the French tourist board. I was also a regular contributor to online travel portal Homesworldwide.co.uk, and later worked with customer publishers Future Plus as a freelance production editor, before joining Sift Media in January 2009. I am currently Deputy Editor of AccountingWEB.co.uk.