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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How can the CPA Program enhance your career?

The accounting profession offers a world of pathways and possibilities. There are many directions in which you can take your career as an accounting professional, so it’s important to arm yourself with the skills and knowledge for professional prosperity.

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Having an MBA pays off in the finance sector

Working in finance has its perks, but did you know that having an MBA can make those perks even sweeter? According to PayScale, an MBA has an influence on both your take-home pay and career prospects in the finance sector. Business analysts, accountants and risk managers all saw a boost to their income when combining an MBA with their career in finance.

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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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