Things are changing with client accounting services these days. Recently my mom and I talked about doing bookkeeping with a paper system how archaic that method seems now! Think about all the changes the industry has seen in the last 20 years. From paper to desktop computer, from desktop computer to the cloud. The changes have been huge.
Technology has changed so much. One major way for us, is that we no longer need to be on site to offer client services. Gone are the days when bookkeepers and accountants drove to their clients offices and worked onsite. Now most work can be done from anywhere.
Accounting Today says “Industry sources agree that cloud based software will only grow in importance for firms as both consumers and businesses become increasingly comfortable operating in the cloud. In fact, many clients have come to expect the convenience and flexibility.”
The Millennials are also changing the way things are done. Millennials are those born between 1980-2000 and are currently making up the young workforce. In fact Millennials are making up about half of the work force in the next few years. Amy Vetter, Global Vice President of Education and Head of Accounting at Xero said this about Millennials, “a Millennial walking in doesn’t want to do the manual work of the past. They aren’t necessarily looking at becoming partner. They are looking for knowledge, excitement and purpose.” She also mentioned ” When you change your practice to be focused on a certain industry and a Millennial is passionate about that industry … that is really exciting for them to learn all of the tools, but then figure out how do you keep making these small businesses better.”
Our Founder, Cindy Hovig, is also quoted in this article from Accounting Today and she says “When we made this transition from desktop software to online accounting software, it really did change how we provided services… What we are able to do is we are able to really collaborate with the client and have interaction. When they have a problem we are able to really collaborate with the client and have interaction. When they have a problem we are able to address it right away. We are proactive.”
Here at BBB, we love the cloud and we love technology. We strive hard to keep ahead of the curve by providing modern client accounting services. Are you ready for a change? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get the conversation started about how our services can benefit you and your business.
We are honored to be featured in a magazine as noteworthy as Accounting Today. To find out more about this subject read the article . Also if you haven’t watched our video from Xero yet, check it out here!