Why cloud accounting is the way of the future

Cloud technology is set to be the software of choice for Australian accounting firms over the next few years. A survey conducted by Sage Software of more than 400 firms indicated that businesses are embracing cloud technology for themselves and their clients. Furthermore, 43 per cent of the respondents saw that a major shift would happen sooner, rather than later. Another trend from the survey revealed that accounting businesses were now more willing to invest in software as they understood its ability to improve both business efficiency and productivity.

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Get noticed by a top accounting recruiter

Technology, outsourcing, evolving roles, skills and career aspirations suggest accounting professionals are undergoing a fundamental shift. To remain relevant and take advantage of new and ever-changing roles in the business world, you need to secure a broad range of skills.

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Video: ‘Colour by Numbers’ with James Solomons

Colour by Numbers is an insightful view into the world of accounting, featuring James Solomons, current Head of Accounting at Xero, CFO at Xref and Director of Aptus Accounting & Advisory.

Drawing from his own experiences, Mr. Solomons provides an overview of what he believes is in store for accounting, advice for advancing professionally and the importance of hard work and further education in achieving career success as an accountant.

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Tips for studying accounting from home

Whatever field of work you’re in, completing a graduate diploma in accounting can really set you up to advance your career. However, the idea of returning to university can be a big turn off for many, especially when people assume they’ll have to give up their full-time job and go back to eating two-minute noodles.

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