Only last year, a scientifically-developed calculator devised by University of Oxford researchers predicted that there was a 95% chance computer technology would eventually make accountants redundant. The assessment, reached in the wake of a study by American media firm NPR, noted that ‘progressive computer technology’ could potentially lead to accountants finding themselves without work.
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However, what this research failed to take into account was that what it means to be an accountant is rapidly evolving and progressing beyond the more dated definition. Compliance, which can indeed be carried out by a number of software systems, has been pushed to the background, while comprehensive strategic planning and long-term financial services consulting are steadily moving to the fore.
The traditional accountant may well be at risk of becoming outdated and replaceable as companies strive to cut costs and save time by employing technology, but those willing to continue their education and those always on the lookout for new ventures that will make them relevant, appreciated and prized will be able to thrive and flourish.
In the coming months and years, accountancy will continue to change at a rapid pace. Advanced computer software, alterations in how companies operate and the fallout from Brexit will all play a significant part in the profession’s future. While this means that the accountant of tomorrow will need to be able to adjust so as to remain on top of the role’s constant transformation, it also affords those willing to evolve huge opportunities. Superior accountants are only going to become more valuable in these days of financial insecurity and uncertainty, and that is a situation the next generation of accountants can most certainly take advantage of.
At Mont Rose College, we are dedicated to giving ambitious and determined individuals all the skills and knowledge they will require to prosper in their sector of choice, helping the accountants of the future to reach their goals. We constantly adapt and monitor both our teaching methods and modules so as to ensure you will learn techniques that will give you the best start possible in your selected vocation.
If you would like to learn more about course structure, starting dates and any possible funding that may be available to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 8556 5009.